Issue 119, January 2019

Issue 119, January 2019

“Education Poland” Exhibition-presentation

Issue 119, January 2019.
Parents always want all the best for their children, including high quality education and further self-realization in life. For the present time there is lots of possibilities and even more universities, that is why it is very important to make right choice, especially when it comes to picking high education institution for studying abroad.

Free Education in Czech Republic Exhibition

Issue 119, January 2019.
Studying in Europe is a dream for many Ukrainians. With thousands of world-class universities, research centres, and higher education institutions – Europe is the place to be. The Czech Republic is home to many great universities, which is why interest in Czech higher education programs is on the rise. Czech universities are also actively increasing international engagement, especially here in Ukraine, which is how the Free Education in Czech Republic exhibition was born.

Study Abroad Exhibition

Issue 119, January 2019.
Lviv’s Bank Hotel will host the Study Abroad exhibition on 16-17 February. The event is designed to help Western Ukrainian students learn about foreign higher education opportunities. It’s an ideal place for networking, knowledge exchanges, and forging strong alliances.

Celebrate Lviv’s Pampukh Holiday

Issue 119, January 2019.
Lviv’s Shevchenksy Hay Folk Museum will host the annual Pampukh Holiday on the weekend of 19-20 January. One of the most original and colourful events on Lviv’s winter calendar, the event sees Leopolitans with a sweet tooth and guests of the city learn about how these tasty, little doughnuts are made, discover the history behind the Christmas dish, and – of course – taste the different types of pampukhs.

Lviv to Celebrate Chinese New Year

Issue 119, January 2019.
Celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year has become a well-established tradition for Leopolitan fans of Oriental culture and guests of the city. This year, festivalgoers will be delighted by what is in store across the city between 2-5 February.

Garmyder Festival

Issue 119, January 2019.
Leopolitans and guests of the city will be able to find fresh local produce, artisan foods, and the region’s finest arts and crafts at the Garmyder Festival at Lviv’s Shuvar-Expo exhibition centre on 9-10 February. With a wide range of booths selling a bevy of colourful and tempting locally-produced handcrafted goods, food and beverages, there is sure to be something for everyone.

Sergey Babkin in Concert

Issue 119, January 2019.
After the breakup of 5’Nizza – one of Ukraine’s wittiest and funkiest bands – Sergey Babkin decided to go it alone. When he hit the stage for the first time, the guitarist/vocalist had a lot to worry about; would his former group’s Kharkiv-based rabid fan base follow him? As it turned out, they loved his new music – a mix of reggae, hip hop, and Latin.

Enchanting Mosaic Show

Issue 119, January 2019.
The Christmas-themed Mosaic musical-theatrical show will come to Lviv on 27 January. Launched in Poland to great success by Ulyana Horbachevska nearly nine years ago, the show has delighted audiences across Central and Eastern Europe ever since.

Spectacular Kazka in Lviv

Issue 119, January 2019.
Kazka – the Ukrainian musical sensation and 2018’s ‘Discovery of the Year’ – will perform at Lviv’s Malevich Night Club on 14 February. Like a bright meteorite, the band burst onto the music scene and became a smash hit with their incredible voices and unique songs.

Lviv Chocolate Festival

Issue 119, January 2019.
One of Lviv’s enduring draws is our fine chocolate and to celebrate, the popular Lviv Chocolate Festival returns on 14-17 February to the Lviv Art Palace. The event showcases luscious samples of chocolate specialities created by local professional and amateur chocolatiers.

Winter Dog Shows

Issue 119, January 2019.
Originating from their wolf ancestors, dogs are amazing animals and more than just our pets. They use their keen sense of smell and sound to provide protection for homes and families, security at airports and borders, search and rescue assistance, herding of farm animals, guidance for the sight-impaired, and companionship to millions of people around the world.

LVIV FILM CENTER WATCH UKRAINIAN – CREATE YOUR FUTURE!

Issue 119, January 2019.
The Lviv Film Centre completed its transformation from the Sokil Cinema after a three-year, 1.3 million USD renovation finished in 2017. While audio and video equipment were also upgraded, the operating room was mostly left untouched during the renovation in order to serve as an exhibit. The location also added a new laser DCP projector. The entire main hall has been transformed and new seats and an additional screen have been added. The entire building has been equipped with a modern heating system and is now completely accessible for those with disabilities.

Taras Bachynskyy: 2019 LEGAL FORECAST

Issue 119, January 2019.
Ukrainian legal services market has been growing rapidly in recent years. Experts estimate it to be worth between $500-700 million a year (for comparison, Germany’s is worth $27 billion and more than $100 billion in the USA). Until recently, there was what’s known “lawyer’s craft”, or individual consulting companies. Success was measured by the number of “acquaintances” or opportunities a company had. The situation is now changing. The growth in quantity of companies providing these services doesn’t always mean an increase in the level of such services. Companies don’t compete for the values of their clients, but for the values they’ve set for themselves. How do you choose the one that will not only be able to provide professional, high-quality services, but also meets the needs of the client?

Double act educating Ukrainian TV audiences on international affairs

Issue 119, January 2019.
With Ukraine currently at the center of a geopolitical showdown between Russia and the Western world, it has never been more important for Ukrainian audiences to have a solid grasp of contemporary international affairs. This is where TV presenter double act Peter Zalmayev and Taras Berezovets aim to make their mark. The duo host weekly news review show The Week on Ukraine’s Pryamiy channel. Each Saturday evening, they seek to provide analysis of the biggest global headlines from the past week, with a particular focus on Russian hybrid war activities around the world that serve as extensions or echoes of Ukraine’s own struggle with the Kremlin. “One of our main goals is to be educational,” says Berezovets. “This often means providing our viewers with the necessary background and explaining the broader context of international events. After all, politics does not exist in a vacuum.”

Global Events is Lviv’s Event Management Leader

Issue 119, January 2019.
Global Events is considered one of Western Ukraine’s top event management companies. Its success lies in its continually developing team – everyone is very motivated and working towards a common goal. This is coordinated by Denys Rynsky, the founder of Global Events, who shares his secrets on how to create a leading event organisation company in Western Ukraine.

December Athlete of the Month: Olena Starikova

Issue 119, January 2019.
Lviv region’s Olena Starikova was named Lviv’s December Athlete of the Month after starring in the third round of the Tissot UCI Cycling World Cup last month. The star cyclist returned home from an event at Berlin’s Velodrome with two medals – a gold in the 500m and bronze in the sprint.

Winter Fairy Tale Gymnastics

Issue 119, January 2019.
Lviv’s Halychyna Sports Palace hosted the 2018 Winter Fairy Tale national artistic gymnastics tournament on 8-9 December. Nearly every region of Ukraine was represented among the 326 participants aged 6 to 18 years old, alongside athletes from Poland, Moldova, and Belarus.

Lviv’s Buksa Becomes National Chess Champion

Issue 119, January 2019.
Lviv’s Nataliya Buksa became the latest chess prodigy from Lviv to capture a national title after winning the Ukrainian Women’s Chess Championships in Kyiv last month. Buksa bested nine of the country’s finest chess players in a 10-player round-robin event that was highlighted with her claiming the title over Ternopil’s Olha Babiy.

THE ART OF POURING VODKA 2019

Issue 119, January 2019.
Back by popular demand – the art of pouring vodka! Here’s a little piece that we originally published in 2013. Locals often don’t even realise just how many rules there are to pouring vodka in Ukraine. At least, not until you start sharing the rules from this list! Try it – they’ll start recognising the rules and add their own that we haven’t even listed. We’ve added new “rules” since we first published. Have we forgotten any? Be sure to tell us at facebook.com/LvivToday!

Gopak Restaurant Welcomes You

Issue 119, January 2019.
Looking for sumptuous, traditional Old Galician, Hutsul, or Caucasian cuisine? Then Lviv’s delicious Gopak Restaurant welcomes you! At venue’s first floor you’ll be greeted by the dazzling national-themed interior that’s highlighted by a Petrykivka decorative painting and an ethnic hall with an authentic Galician oven.

2018 Lion Awards

Issue 119, January 2019.
As another action-packed year in Ukraine’s cultural capital came to an end, we present you with our annual awards for the people, places, and events that have helped make the past 12 months in Lviv so memorable. The Lviv Today team congratulates all of 2018’s Lion Award winners and thanks them for their contributions to making Lviv such a great place to live.