Issue 46, May 2012

Issue 46, May 2012

Shop Until You Drop Istanbul Style!

Issue 46, May 2012.
Istanbul is one of the most special cities in the world, due to its unique geographical position that acts as a bridge between Europe and Asia. The city unites its natural beauties with its rich history and culture and modern infrastructure, allowing it to ascend into the world’s top league as a favorite city to visit. Istanbul is truly a capital city fit for shopping and trade with its centuries old historic departmental stores for example: ‘The Grand Bazaar’, the biggest covered market in the world

Euro 2012 Fan Guide Ukrainian Host Cities

Issue 46, May 2012.
Host Nation Ukraine: what awaits visiting Euro 2012 fans? Ukrainian officials are expecting to welcome over 800,000 visitors during this summer’s Euro 2012 tournament – a figure which could easily rise if national teams with the largest support bases make it to the latter stages of the competition. This unprecedented influx will expose previously obscure Ukraine to international audiences like never before, testing the country’s infrastructure to the limits while showcasing its unique charms. Euro fans will no doubt encounter all manner of quirks and inconveniences while in Ukraine, but there is likely to be more than enough entertainment and exotica on show to guarantee that most fans leave Ukraine with a smile on their faces. Ultimately, low expectations are expected to work decisively in Ukraine’s favour. For the past two decades the country’s international image has suffered from a toxic mix of anonymity and negativity, but this low bar will now finally work to Ukraine’s advantage, creating an army of easily impressed new arrivals harbouring the most modest of expectations.

THE LEGENDARY “SUPER VUYKY” ROCK BAND AND THEIR LEGENDARY COMEBACK CONCERT

Issue 46, May 2012.
On May 15th 2012, Picasso Nightclub will host a concert featuring Ukraine’s first rock band “Super Vuyky”, which was founded back in 1975. “Super Vuyky” started playing concerts for Lviv music lovers by covering the world’s best hard-rock compositions as well as their own music.

XXXI INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ACADEMIC MUSIC “VIRTUOSI”

Issue 46, May 2012.
The festival, which was first launched in May of 1981 (primarily named “Virtuosi of the Country”) through the initiative of the Lviv Philharmonic Society Theatre, is considered today one of the greatest cultural-musical events of Lviv. This festival is a brilliant event for music lovers as it offers a wonderful possibility to attend concerts of world famous musicians and the opportunity to listen to the best performances of classical compositions.

ULTRASONIC DANCE MUSIC FEST 2012

Issue 46, May 2012.
The open air Ultrasonic Dance Music Fest 2012 will take place in Lviv on May 19th 2012, presenting music lovers with the unique chance to enjoy top European D.Js performing in our city!

INTERNATIONAL HISTORIC FESTIVAL “PORTA TEMPORIS-2012”

Issue 46, May 2012.
The event is dedicated to the 650th anniversary of the Battle at Blue Waters. The “Porta Temporis” festival will offer guests and participants a unique environment with natural landscapes, ingenious military engineering ideas, and knowledgeable participants from many European countries.

ITALIAN WEEK 2012 IN LVIV

Issue 46, May 2012.
The Chamber of Trade and Commerce of Italy in Ukraine together with the Italian Embassy in Kiev will present the upcoming cultural event: Italian Week 2012 from May 26th- 28th, 2012. The event is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of diplomatic connections between Ukraine and Italy, as well as to the Day of the Republic, which will be celebrated on June 2nd 2012.

EXTREME GORGANY RACE 2012

Issue 46, May 2012.
Gorgany Race is an adventure race in the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains, which combines several endurance disciplines: orienteering, running, trekking, mountain biking and rope activities. It is one of the leading adventure events in Ukraine that attracts both sportsmen and amateurs from different parts of the country. The race is held every June in the Gorgany region – the wildest and the most uninhabited area of the Carpathian Mountains known for its challenging terrain and numerous natural obstacles.

EXHIBITION “NORMANDY IN PAINTINGS”

Issue 46, May 2012.
Taking place in Ukraine since 2005, French Spring traditionally runs in Ukraine during April-May. There are numerous exhibitions of paintings, photography and collages on display this spring in most Ukrainian cities as part of French Spring. Among one of the biggest events that will happen in Lviv is an exhibition of paintings by French Impressionists at the National Art Museum. The official opening of the exhibition will take place on May 17, 2012.

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL - “ALFA JAZZ FEST'12”

Issue 46, May 2012.
World famous jazz musicians will come to Lviv for the International Music Festival “Alfa Jazz Fest”, which is already considered as being the most important and interesting open-air event in Eastern Europe and most ambitious music festival in Ukraine.

It is worth exploring the local cuisine of Lviv!

Issue 46, May 2012.
For many years, Kiki Baron, as an author and travel writer for major magazines and newspapers including Vogue, Gourmet, Lufthansa Magazine, Merian and GeoSaison and the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, FAZ and Welt am Sonntag, has travelled worldwide researching where to go, finding original locations and meeting all sorts of people. A true expert on any destination she covers, as she visits all the places she writes about, in order to know them inside and out — A German journalist, an expert on travel and an author of many books on the world’s most interesting countries and cuisines, Kiki Baron came to visit Lviv at the end of April. During her stay Kiki Baron kindly took time out of her busy schedule to give a short interview to Lviv Today and shared some of her impressions about our city as well as gave best tips for Lviv’s future.

LEGAL ADVICE - Restriction on tax losses carry forward

Issue 46, May 2012.
We are happy to greet the readers on the pages of LVIV TODAY and announce the start of the new column – Legal advice. From now on, you will have a chance to read short comments on the most «burning» legal issues of business in Ukraine from an outstanding legal practitioner, a person to be often seen publicly as well as on the pages of LVIV TODAY and many other magazines - Mr. Markian Malskyy, Attorney-at-law of the year 2011, Partner and Head of West Ukrainian Branch of Arzinger. This pilot column is dedicated to one of the latest concerns of tax payers in Ukraine - Restriction on tax losses carry forward

Talking point: New Customs Code: EBA success

Issue 46, May 2012.
On 21 April 2012 new Customs Code of Ukraine was officially published in parliamentary newspaper Voice of Ukraine. As of 1 June 2012, when new edition of the Customs Code ("Code") will become effective, business is granted a right for customs clearance at any customs office despite legal entity registration.

LET US CONGRATULATE THE HEROES OF THE DAY – LVIV AND ITS CHOCOLATE!

Issue 46, May 2012.
On the first weekend of May the streets and squares of the ancient Lviv filled with sunshine, laughter, and joy, since May 5 and 6 the city of Lion with much eclat celebrated its personal holiday – the 756th anniversary, having traditionally invited to such a landmark event one of its “old” friends turning 130 this year – Svitoch chocolate brand!

LEOPOLIS GRAND PRIX RACE

Issue 46, May 2012.
The Leopolis Grand Prix, a retro car festival which was initiated last year by Ukrainian and Polish retro car enthusiasts, was held in Lviv during the weekend of May 5th-6th 2012. The festival offered Leopolitans and guests of the city a great chance to see vintage cars on parade, to passionately support car races and to show their sympathy while voting in the “Elegant Driver” contest.

CHILDREN’S’ READING FESTIVAL A REAL HIT WITH YOUNG READERS!

Issue 46, May 2012.
During May 27th-29th 2012, the Lviv Art Palace hosted its Annual Children’s’ Reading Festival «The Publishers’ Forum for Children». The festival with its numerous educational, entertainment and cultural activities gathered a considerable audience, not only from Lviv but also from its surrounding regions.

LVIV CITY DAY 2012

Issue 46, May 2012.
This year’s Celebration of the City Day took place on May 5th-6th 2012. Most of the celebrations were concentrated in the central part of the city and presented Leopolitans and guests of the city with a rich and colorful entertainment program which included: impressive street theater performances, concerts and other festivities. The city holiday also included: jazz performances, world music, rock and pop, dance, comedy, film premières, exhibitions, fairs and much more.

PLAST CELEBRATED FIRST CENTENARY

Issue 46, May 2012.
Over a thousand ‘plastuny’ (PLAST members) from all over Ukraine, came to Lviv for a special celebration of their scouting organization, as the year 2012 marks the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the National Scout Organization of Ukraine— PLAST. Modeled on the international scouting movement, PLAST was established in Lviv in 1912, four years after England’s Robert Baden-Powell founded the scouting movement. On April 12, 1912, Lviv plastuny swore their First Plast Oath.

A MUSICAL DELIGHT

Issue 46, May 2012.
On April 20, 2012 the Lviv Philharmonic Society Theatre offered a special musical treat for all music lovers with the performances of the brilliant maestro Farchaddin Kerimov (Baku, Azerbaijan) and the Youth Academic Symphony Orchestra. “INSO-Lviv” presented Leopolitans and guests of the city a charming evening of music by Dmitri Shostakovich, the genius composer and classical musician of the 20th century.

LVIV - GASTRONOMIC CAPITAL OF UKRAINE

Issue 46, May 2012.
During April 20-22, 2012, in Lviv the Gastronomic Festival “Lviv On A Plate” was held and where for the fist time in Ukraine, our city was represented as the gastronomic capital of Ukraine. The festival began on April 20, 2012 with an elegant open-air dinner for 300 guests featuring traditional Galician cuisine and entertainment. Among the guests of the remarkable event were the city’s restaurateurs as well as many of the recognizable personalities of Lviv: celebrities, businessmen and politicians.

LVIV IS TRÈS CHIC FOR FRENCH SPRING 2012

Issue 46, May 2012.
The 9th Annual “French Spring 2012” kicked off in Lviv at the beginning of April. Traditionally, this unique and enticing festival is organized by the Embassy of France in Ukraine with the French cultural centre “Alliance française” in close cooperation with the Lviv City Council.

LVIV SPRING BUSINESS FORUM BLOSSOMS THIS YEAR

Issue 46, May 2012.
The Spring Business Forum was held on April 26-27 2012, in Lviv, the event attracted representatives of the executive and local government representatives, leading banking institutions, real estate development businesses and successful entrepreneurs, as well as representatives of international economic organizations and enterprises, foreign financial and investment companies and firms that are interested in realizing business projects in Ukraine.

HIGH PRAISE FOR HIGH FLYING AT THE OPENING OF LVIV DANYLO HALYTSKY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Issue 46, May 2012.
On April 12, 2012 President Viktor Yanukovych and UEFA President Michel Platini took part in the opening ceremony of the new terminal at the Lviv Danylo Halytsky International Airport, which was built as a part of the preparations for the Euro 2012 European Football Championship.

GLYPTOGRAPHY: AN ANCIENT ART REBORN IN MODERN TIMES

Issue 46, May 2012.
Glyptography is thousands of years old and is truly considered an eternal art. Vintage, antique, Victorian or modern style - today we with pleasure recollect all the beautiful intricacies of glyptic art which was forgotten for many years.

Mirotel resort & spa invites you to ... a culinary escape!

Issue 46, May 2012.
The new hotel in Truskavets has already started to amaze! When the whole world, and the city of Lviv, Donetsk, Kharkiv and Kyiv starts to become a hassle for their people, hotel «mirotel resort & Spa» has created a special package for those who would like to relax in style without missing any of the historic moments of «Euro 2012»!