Issue 42, January 2012.
Leopolitans love their city, and are very proud and knowledgeable about its history and its place in modern Ukraine. However, many times I am asked the same question: “Why would you want to come and live in Lviv?”.
Issue 41, December 2011.
As another action-packed year in Ukraine’s cultural capital draws to a close, we present you with our annual awards for the people, places and events which have helped make the past twelve months in Lviv memorable. Wishing all Leopolitans a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
Issue 38, September 2011.
Coffee is massive in Lviv. Right now there are nearly 700 coffee houses. In Lviv , they are known as ‘kavyarnya’ or "knajpa’ (their name from Austro-Hungarian times) ‘kawa’, a direct translation or even the tender ‘kawusya’. Talk of instant coffee is prohibited.
Issue 37, July 2011.
In May, Lviv marked its 755th Anniversary by reviving the ancient trumpets of Rynok Square. The renowned composer, Yuri Lanuk has created a series of versions of the Lviv ‘City Melody’, the unofficial anthem of the Lion’s City, to cater for many different civic occasions. A jazz version was particularly well received by the audience at Alfa Jazz Festival!
Issue 36, June 2011.
The Coat of arms of the city of Lviv fea¬tures a golden lion beneath a city gate in a blue field. The current version of the symbol was adopted by the city council in 1990. According to principles of the blazoning it features a lion passant Or, beneath a castle gate Or, in azure field.
Issue 31, January 2011.
Flush with the relative success of their Euro 2012 preparations and no doubt goaded by the bragging of neighbouring Russia with its 2018 World Cup and 2014 Winter Olympics, Ukraine’s officials have recently begun talking up the chances of an Olympic Games of their own. The good news for Leopolitans is that Lviv is the designated venue for this ambitious Ukrainian bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Such lofty ambitions may seem a touch farfetched to many readers familiar with everyday life in the West Ukrainian capital, but a Leopolitan Olympics is not actually as much of a stretch as it might appear at first glance. After all, the massive infrastructure works currently underway ahead of Euro 2012 will bring the city’s transport connections more or less up to scratch, providing Lviv’s bid with everything it needs in terms of communications to host a Winter Olympic Games.
Issue 31, January 2011.
Lviv Today publisher Peter Dickinson asks who really benefits from reopening Ukraine’s historical wounds Over 65 years since the world’s most brutal conflict officially came to an end, modern Ukrainians remain hopelessly trapped in the ideological mire of WWII and stuck in a debilitating memory war which shows no signs of abating. The 2004 Orange Revolution sparked the latest outbreak of hostilities with its attempts to rehabilitate Ukraine’s WWII era independence fighters.
Issue 30, December 2010.
The best of the past year in Ukrain’es cultural capital
Issue 29, November 2010.
Hidden far away behind the Carpathian Mountains is one of Ukraine’s most picturesque and hospitable cities
Issue 28, October 2010.
Early October saw Lviv’s Leopolis Hotel named as the 2010 Hotel of the Year at the prestigious annual World Travel Awards. Leopolis Hotel General Manager Udo Heine spoke to Lviv Today about what this breakthrough means for the hotel and for the Lviv region hospitality and tourism sector in general.