Issue 3, July 2008

Issue 3, July 2008

Immortalised in Lviv Stone

Issue 3, July 2008.
Elegant Oksana Kozynkevich is the director of the 16th to 18th century art department at the Lviv Art Gallery (located inside Pototsky Palace). As well as working to protect the West Ukraine’s capital’s unique cultural heritage, she is also the muse who inspired one of Lviv’s most iconic monuments.

Passionate about Lviv

Issue 3, July 2008.
Ukrainian actress Olha Sumska is best known as the lady who played the lead role in the 1990s TV series “Roksolana,” which depicted the life of the Lviv region girl who was captured by Tatar raiders in the 16th century and sold into slavery before entering a Turkish harem and marrying the Ottoman Sultan. Born in Lviv, Olha has become a living legend in the region and remains deeply attached to her home town.

Beach Scrum in Ukraine’s Rugby Capital

Issue 3, July 2008.
Lviv has had had a reputation as Ukraine’s unofficial rugby capital ever since its Soviet-era team rose to glory. June saw another rugby first for West Ukraine when the city played host to an international beach rugby tournament featuring teams from Lviv, Kyiv, Rivne, Ivano-Frankivsk and Kryviy Rig along with their Polish colleagues from Pogon Rugby Club in Sideltse.

Ethno-Fest Freedom!

Issue 3, July 2008.
Summer in Lviv is increasingly becoming associated with growing number of annual summer music and ethno-folk festivals being held in the region. As the cultural capital of the country, Lviv has provided a patriotic impulse to much of the national soul-searching of the past 17 years of independence, and one of the off-shoots of this has been the development of an open air festival culture that has mushroomed in recent years into a genuine East European phenomenon. Many of this year’s festivals are within easy reach of Lviv. Day trips come highly recommended.

An Army of Brides!

Issue 3, July 2008.