Issue 36, June 2011

Issue 36, June 2011

The “Drama at DRABYNA”

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Contest From June 29 – July 2, in various coffee-shops and book-houses around Popovychі village, near to the Ukrainian-Polish border

Ethno fest “Rurysko” July 9-10, Location: Stow Rurysko, village Berezhany, Ternopil region

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This grand event, part of the Ukrainian Music Development Project, takes place over two days in the picturesque grassy meadow at stow Rurysko, by a crystal-clear lake and well-kept football ground. Rurysko fest offers fun and entertainment including ethno concerts, master classes, open air films and discos.

Bossa Nova Jazz concert June 27, Picasso club (88, Zelena str., Lviv)

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Ark Ovrutski graduated at Kiev Music College then the Russian Academy of Music. Ark returns for this performance, featuring drummer Duduka Da Fonseca, pianist Helio Alves, and vocalist Maucha Adnet, performing jazz styles, Brazilian grooves, and contemporary arrangements.Duduka da Fonseca is one of the world’s great drummers.

Lviv International July 3, (Rynok Square)

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The third International Cultural Festival ‘Lviv International’ is organized by AIESEC youth students organization. It will demonstrate foreign cultural traditions, and celebrate Ukrainian spiritual heritage.

Folklore and modern outfits festival “Ludine” July 07, (Kosiv Town, Ivano-Frankovsk region)

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This event celebrates the colorful variety of ethnical outfits in Hutsul villages, and will showcase the beauty and incredible skills of the local artisan work to all visitors.

Art Festival “Summer on the Rynok Square” June-August, (Rynok sq).

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Summer in the Medieval Centre of Lviv is full of life. Throughout the day master classes of artists, blacksmiths, florists, and choreographers give everybody good reason to head to Rynok Square.

Photo-exhibition “Ukrainians between East and West”

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By French photographer Cyril Horishny June - September, Lviv’s Alliance Francaise (18A, Ohienka str.)

International Art Festival III «Fort.Missia» July 1 – 3, Popovychі village, near the Ukrainian-Polish border.

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This border crossing will host the International Art Festival III - three days of reckless rock, colourful jazz, and philosophical installations, featuring jazz experiments, exhibitions, performances and master classes.

Festival of Authors’ Development Techniques

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The second Festival of Authors’ Development Techniques - June 30-July 03, “Grand Resort” recreation complex (Basivka village, Pustomyty region, Lviv Oblast)

The 5th international football supporters’ fan-festival, “Silpo Eurofan-2011”. June 23-26

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Encouraging a friendly atmosphere in football stadia is vital to a successful tournament, so building connections and respect between opposing fans will help prevent discord during the event.

“Acoustic evening” by B.G. June 27, Lviv Philharmonic Society Theatre (7, Chaykovskogo str., Lviv)

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Boris Grebenshikov (B.G.) once said that, if someone was interested in playing with him, then the resulting band would be Aquarium. Aquarium have had diverse line-ups since 1972, so the history of B.G. and Aquarium reads like a history of Russian Rock & Roll

ArtPole 2011 International Festival 12-16 July, (Unizh village, Ivano-Frankivsk region)

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ArtPole 2011 is a new addition to the Sheshory ethno fest, offering live performances, with master classes and challenging art-projects. Visitors will enjoy a creative laboratory featuring artistic studios, music and theatre stages, within a tented camp, with world class musicians on the main stage.
Ihor Pikhurko Financial Director  Hafele Ukraine

Talking point:VAT issue update

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Though the investment climate in Ukraine improves, the VAT refund issue is still one of the most critical obstacles to attracting foreign investment. Most companies have the legal right to claim VAT reimbursement but few of them can state that it is an easy process.Automatic VAT refund procedures have already been introduced in the 2011 Tax Code.

EBA Personality

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KLINGSPOR’s CEO Mr. Roland Kaschny deliberates on Western Ukraine business development prospects and principles of management that foster successful business climate.

Tax Reforms in the Tourism Industry: How Do Things Work Today?

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The historic sightseeing places of Lviv attract approximately 1.5 mil¬lion tourists every year. This number is currently growing due to the European championship EURO 2012 along with the city’s approved strategy of economic development. The role of tourism is difficult to overstate. In fact, out of fifteen economic clusters operating in the city, tourism was recognized as one of the core spheres of the Lviv economy (along with business services).

FOOTBALL STAR ACCEPTS AMBASSADOR POST

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Ukraine’s EURO 2012 Tournament Director Markian Lubkivskyi, ap- pointed FC Karpaty’s Artem Fedetskyy as the new UEFA Volunteer Ambassador in Lviv.

MOTOCROSS ROUTE REACHES INTERNATIONAL STANDARD

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Organised by the Motosport Federation of Ukraine, “Sokilnyky EXTREME” sport club and Galycial fuel company “GFC”, the ICOMR 2011 Sokilnyky EXTREME International Cup Motocross attracted entrants from

Coat of arms of Lviv

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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.

EBA TOURNAMENT SUCCESS

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The EBA Mini-Football Tournament was held at the Champion sports complex. 23 amateur and professional football teams, together with their fans, totalled approximately 400 people.

NEW POLISH CONSULATE WILL CUT THE QUEUES

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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kostiantyn Hryschenko and Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski opened a new Polish Con- sulate General building in Lviv at 110, I. Franka street.

TRAM DEPOT COMES TO LIFE!

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On May 21, Lviv’s oldest tram depot was transformed into a venue for the “Liniya Vtechi” or “Escape Line” visual art festival.

TWELVE TO 2012

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On June 8th, celebrating “A year until Euro-2012”, at 18.45, Head of Department Euro 2012 at Lviv City Hall Oleg Zasadny unveiled the 2m-high countdown clock “A Year to the championship”

DANISH CROWN PRINCE VISITS LVIV

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On June 8, during his State visit to Ukraine, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark visited Lviv

Anticipating the post-Euro 2012 expat boom Will 2012 tournament lead to a game-changing increase in the number of expatriates calling Kyiv home?

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Ukraine’s much-hyped European Champion¬ships debut is now just twelve months away and as the clock ticks down towards the big kick-off attention will remain firmly focused on the state of the country’s preparations. Will all the planned airports, stadiums and — most importantly from the perspective of UEFA bigwigs — five-star hotels be ready in time? Beyond the bricks and cement of raw infrastructure undertakings, Ukraine’s abil¬ity to successfully manage the tournament will also come under considerable scrutiny: do the country’s policemen and hospitality sector staff speak good enough English to interact with visiting fans? Are host city fan zone facilities up to scratch? Will relaxed local attitudes towards alcoholic excess lead to disaster as football fans from all over Europe rush to experience the dubious pleasures of Ukrainian horilka?

Recipe for Prawn Cocktail with Avocado Salad

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Exclusively for our readers, Leopolis Hotel Chef Emanuel Wernbacher presents a delicious dish - Prawn Cocktail with Avocado Salad - from the hotel’s new Lev Restaurant menu which is available now.

Come Alive at the Sea of the Dead

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Ölüdeniz, a beautiful inland bay that stretches behind a cape, is now closed to yachts. The reason this heavenly place is called Ölü deniz ("Sea of the Dead") is attributed to the following legend;A father and son were once caught in a storm off the bay and were in grave danger of sinking. The son argued that if they aimed for the rocks ashore there was a cove where they could take shelter.