Issue 54, February 2013

Issue 54, February 2013

ПРЕМ’ЄРА! Мистецько-музичний проект ІВАСЮК

Issue 54, February 2013.
У Львові 4-5 березня пройде «Мистецько-музичний проект ІВАСЮК». Ця подія відзначиться серією концертів з нагоди 64-річчя від дня народження Володимира Івасюка. Відтак, на сцені Львівського Національного Театру Опери та Балету лунатимуть пісні цього всесвітньо відомого українського композитора та поета.

IN VINKO VERITAS Party

Issue 54, February 2013.
On March 15th, Lviv’s nightclub will host a fun-filled and energetic party “In Vinko Veritas” featuring the best examples of Ukrainian rock music as well as excellent vocals by young musicians.

COLORFUL ART ON DISPLAY

Issue 54, February 2013.
In Lviv Art Gallery will showcase an exhibition of prominent Ukrainian artist Mykola Hluschenko. Hluschenko was born in 1901 in Novomoskovsk, however at an early age Mykola moved to Yuzovka (now Donetsk) where he attended classes in drawing and became fond of the artwork of Repin and Vasilkivsky.

VII SPECIALIZED JEWELLERY FAIR-EXHIBITION ”ELITEXPO”

Issue 54, February 2013.
Traditionally, around the beginning of spring a “gold rush” starts in Lviv, which features jewellery masterpieces at the VII Specialized Jewellery Fair-Exhibition ”ElitEXPO 2013”.

UKRAINE’S MEDIEVAL BATTLE CHAMPIONSHIP

Issue 54, February 2013.
On February 23rd, in Lviv’s Palace of Sports “Ukraine” will host Ukraine’s First Medieval Battle Championship. The event will bring together over 100 participants, members of historic clubs and enthusiasts of medieval fighting, from Kyiv, Kharkov, Odessa, Kirovograd, Sumy, Zaporizhzhya, Dnipropetrovsk, Khmennitsky, Kamyanets-Podilsky and Lviv. Fights will be held in several categories - «1x1», «5 x 5» and «21 x 21».

ALESSANDRO SAFINA CONCERT

Issue 54, February 2013.
On March 18th 2013, the Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre will host a concert of one of the most famous Italian vocalists, Alessandro Safina, who possesses a commanding tenor voice and is equally at home singing both pop and opera, often blurring the boundaries between the two.

EXTRAVAGANT LOLITA IN LVIV!

Issue 54, February 2013.
On February 22nd, the Ukrainian Drama Theatre named after Mariya Zankovetska will host a grand show featuring the sensual and provocative Lviv born vocalist Lolita.

GEORGIAN BALLET "SUKHISHVILI” IN LVIV

Issue 54, February 2013.
On February 26th 2013, dancers of the Georgian National Ballet "Sukhishvili" will perform at Lviv’s Opera and Ballet Theatre. Georgian dance is hugely popular in Ukraine and the “Sukhishvili” troupe are about as good as it gets – having performed on most of the world’s greatest stages, including a stint on Broadway, receiving a host of international honours.

INTERNATIONAL FORUM “GALICIAN CUISINE: GLORIOUS TRADITIONS AND A SPLENDID FUTURE”

Issue 54, February 2013.
A Ukrainian–Polish gastronomic duel, an exhibition-fair of Galician goods, a scientific conference and much more will take place in Lviv at the International forum “Galician Cuisine: Glorious Traditions and a Splendid Future” which will be held on March 13-14th 2013.

FREESTYLE FINALS OF WORLD CUP

Issue 54, February 2013.
This year the Freestyle Finals of the World Cup will be held on the slopes of the tourist complex “Bukovel” (Ivano-Frankivsk region).

“THROUGH TIME AND SPACE” CONCERT

Issue 54, February 2013.
On February 23rd 2013, fans of Sci-Fi shows will be delighted by the “Cantabile Orchestra” presenting a special concert featuring official soundtracks from a selection of the highest rated tv shows of the last few years.

Equal Partnership

Issue 54, February 2013.
“The client and the bank are equal partners,” says Liubov Hetmanska, head of Lviv Regional Division at UkrSibbank BNP Parіbas Group. Liubov agreed to talk about the advantages that UkrSibbank has to offer its SME clients.

How to improve Ukraine’s business climate

Issue 54, February 2013.
The beginning of the year has set the tone for the next twelve months. An important meeting held on January 18 could not have come at a better time, as the newly appointed government of Ukraine hosted 30 representatives of the European Business Association – the heads of leading companies operating on the Ukrainian market - at the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

February Sports digest

Issue 54, February 2013.
Be informed about Ukrainian and Polish National teams friendly matches at Futsal competitions within the preparation trainings for the upcoming qualifying competitions to the Futsal European Championship 2014, as well as celebrate BC “Polytekhnika-Halychyna” (Lviv) victory over BC “Himik”.

Pochayiv (Holy Dormition Pochayiv Lavra)

Issue 54, February 2013.
Pochayiv, is a cozy little town, which would probably have remained off any tourists’ radar, if it were not for its main sightseeing attraction – the Holy Dormition Pochayiv Lavra, one of the three most beautiful Orthodox monasteries of Eastern Europe. It stands on a rocky hill, over 75 meters above the town, gazing down on city dwellers and their daily pastimes. While tourists come to see the architecture and to experience the unusual energy of this land, true believers come here because of the Lavra’s reputation for making miracles happen.

DANISH CHARITY EVENT FOR ORPHANS

Issue 54, February 2013.
On February 10th 2013, TV King Cross Leopolis hosted a charity event for orphans initiated by the Danish Business Association in Ukraine.

TASTY NEWCOMER

Issue 54, February 2013.
Recently opened, the venue with a long name “Misko Pstrug & Petro Bratvanka. Pstrug, Wine & Bread” offers Lviv’s municipal history along with delicious food and excellent wine. According to the legend, Lviv’s city hall clock master Petro Bratvanka, together with trumpeter Misko Pstrug, founded the restaurant.

POLISH DELEGATION IN LVIV

Issue 54, February 2013.
On January 24th 2013, a delegation of Polish officials headed by Secretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign affairs for Poland, Ms. Katarzyna Pelczynska-Nalecz came to Lviv for an official state visit.

ICE MASTERPIECES

Issue 54, February 2013.
During January 19-20th 2013, Lviv hosted an Ice Sculpture contest, which showcased to Leopolitans and guests of the city a spectacular and truly artistic show. Throughout the two days on Rynok Square, seven talented sculptures carved ice to present to the jury.

UKRAINE’S VICE-PREMIER IN LVIV

Issue 54, February 2013.
On January 24th 2013, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Konstyantyn Gryshchenko during a work visit to the Lviv Region, visited the stadium "Arena Lviv" and held a workshop on its function.

CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL

Issue 54, February 2013.
From February 9-10th 2013, the International cultural organization “Lanhua Cultural-Research Centre of Ukraine and China” presented for the second time a “Chinese New Year Festival” which featured traditional and contemporary Chinese cultural activities, dancing, singing, arts and crafts, laser shows and much more.

DUSSELDORF OPERA SOLOIST IN LVIV

Issue 54, February 2013.
On February 3rd 2013, the Ukrainian baritone Konstantin Rittel-Kobylianski (currently a soloist of the Dusseldorf Opera Theatre) starred Escamillo in the opera “Carmen” by G. Bizet.

A LETTER TO UKRAINIAN WOMEN

Issue 54, February 2013.
Witty article by Lee Reaney

Wedding Bells in Ukraine

Issue 54, February 2013.
Economic recess and instability in life make more young women in Ukraine seek marriage in other countries. Since the beginning of 2009, the number of individual men visiting Ukraine from North America, UK and EU, with the purpose of marriage has been growing and has actually doubled. In their turn, Ukrainian women, being internationally regarded as “perfect” wives and mothers, are more and more interested in marrying men from the West, as these marriages provide better guarantees of security, safety and a comfortable life for themselves and their children.

Sustainable Transport Award Finalist: Lviv

Issue 54, February 2013.
Established in 2005, the Sustainable Transport Award recognizes leadership and visionary achievements in sustainable transportation and urban livability. The award is presented to a city each January for achievements in the preceding year.