Issue 7, November 2008

Issue 7, November 2008

The importance of English language skills

Issue 7, November 2008.
How can I help you? This is a phrase we are all accustomed to hearing at cafes, company and hotel receptions desks throughout the world. We let out a sigh of relief when we find ourselves in foreign destinations and our interlocutors can communicate in English, the undisputed international language of today.

Lviv’s Danish business leader

Issue 7, November 2008.
Danish businessman Lars Vestbjerg has been living and working in Lviv for just six years but has already managed to make his mark on the city’s fast-maturing international business community. His interests include property, footwear manufacture and investment, and throughout his career in Lviv Mr. Vestbjerg has matched the vigorous pace of his business activities with an active social and professional life that has seen him play a key role in establishing the European Business Association in West Ukraine while also representing his native Denmark and the broader international investment community.

More Lviv Boxing Excitement

Issue 7, November 2008.
Following on from the success of local legend Andrey Kotelnik’s September world title defence in front of a home audience, Lviv hosted another top-drawer boxing occasion October 23 with Lviv fighter Viktor Plotnikov taking the little-known GBU (Global Boxing Union) world welterweight belt from Venezuela’s Dervin Medina.

Healthy Autumn in Lviv Wilderness - Lviv Regional SPA options

Issue 7, November 2008.
The countryside surrounding Lviv is not only strikingly beautiful but also famed for its recuperative powers and medicinal treasures, with numerous spa resorts and mountainside retreats offering the perfect opportunity to recharge your batteries. Although the most celebrated Lviv Oblast resort remains Truskavets with its high-level Soviet and post-Soviet connotations, the more understated resort of Morshyn remains a wonder of Prykarpattya and one of the finest mineral water sources in eastern Europe.

Lviv Roars into Autumn with Golden Lion Festival

Issue 7, November 2008.
Lviv theatre’s annual showpiece event is the early October Golden Lion International Theatre Festival.

Ukrainian Artists Club Anniversary

Issue 7, November 2008.
Members of the Ukrainian Artists Club, founded in Lviv during the Perestroika period which preceded Soviet collapse, met last month to mark the twentieth anniversary of the arts body.

Ukraine’s Coffee Capital

Issue 7, November 2008.
Lviv is famed as a city of coffee-lovers and every year Lvivites get together to pay homage to the drink which has united the city throughout the ages.

Lviv Library Celebrates 400 Years

Issue 7, November 2008.
Academics from across the region flocked to Lviv last month to attend events tied to the 400th anniversary of the foundation of Lviv University’s Scientific Library.

Cossacks for Ukrainian Freedom!

Issue 7, November 2008.
The Protection of the Mother of God is one of the most beloved holidays in the Orthodox church and is also celebrated with particular gusto by Ukrainian patriots as it marks the anniversary of the foundation of Ukrainian Insurgent Army of WWII.

Exploring Lviv’s Diverse Ethnic Ancestry

Issue 7, November 2008.
A new exhibition at the ever-challenging and informative Lviv Centre for East European Urban History entitled “Lviv a World A Way” looked into the city’s diverse ethnic make-up over the centuries and the traces each fluctuating group has left on today’s city.

Lviv prepare for historic derby with crucial bottom-of-the-table win

Issue 7, November 2008.
F.C. Lviv have struggled to adapt to the pace of the Ukrainian Premier League since their summer debut, but the top division’s new boys earned a priceless 1-0 home win over F.C. Kharkiv

”RadioMan” (91,1 FM) Bling and Babes at Zanzibar

Issue 7, November 2008.
Popular Lviv nightlife destination Zanzibar welcomed the RadioMan crew along with a string of stunning Lviv catwalk models from OK’s Model Agency October 17 for a glamorous fashion party which attempted to raise the “bling” benchmark in the city by a notch or two.

Nazareth Delight for Old School Rockers

Issue 7, November 2008.
Aging international rock legends have made quite a habit of washing up in Ukraine over the past decade, and in more recent years these twilight visits have begun to extend beyond the confines of the capital city Kyiv.

Loboda Roadshow Arrives

Issue 7, November 2008.
Of all the former Via Gra girls to have gone solo after departing from the iconic all-girl group, Svetlana Loboda has undoubtedly gone the furthest in forging a credible career in her own right.

Happy Halloween in Haunted Lviv!

Issue 7, November 2008.
Lviv is a city with a wealth of lore and legend, making it the ideal place to celebrate Halloween