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Lviv Gets a City Card

Issue 116, October 2018.
Lviv has long been considered Ukraine’s most European city, and now we’ve joined the ranks of Europe’s top tourist destinations with the introduction of the new Lviv City Card for tourists. This plastic loyalty card was launched on 27 September and is sure to open even more opportunities for tourists. City cards provide benefits to tourists when eating, sleeping, sightseeing, shopping, or using public transport.

2018 Invictus Games

Issue 116, October 2018.
The word ‘invictus’ is Latin for ‘unconquered’ and embodies the fighting spirit of our wounded, injured, and ill servicemen and women. They have been tested and challenged, but they have not been overcome. They have proven that by embracing each other and the support of family and friends, they can reclaim their futures.

Lviv Among Cheapest Cities in the World for Foreign Employees

Issue 114, July 2018.
You work hard for your money – and in Lviv, it goes a long way. Lviv was recently ranked 345th of 348 cities worldwide for cost of living for foreign employees, according to an Expatistan survey. Index was based on comparison of prices on food, housing rent, transport, clothes purchase, medical care and entertainment.

Leopolitan Conquers Mount Everest

Issue 113, June 2018.
Rising 8,850 metres (29,035 feet) into the sky, Mount Everest is literally located at the top of the world. Since being crowned the world’s tallest mountain, people have inevitably wanted to conquer it, and many have failed. More than 2,200 people have succeeded in their endeavours, while more than 200 have lost their lives attempting the climb. So why climb Everest? “Because it is there”, English mountaineer George Mallory famously said. On 25 May, that’s just what a team of Ukrainian climbers did. Lviv’s Roman Horodechnyi and Dnipro’s Dmitry Semerenko joined Bila Tserkva’s team leader Taras Pozdnii in reaching the peak on 25 May. In doing so, Horodechnyi becomes the first Leopolitan to ever stand on top of the world.

Veles Gallery: Five Years of Beauty

Issue 111, April 2018.
Lviv’s popular Veles Gallery (4A Fredra St.) recently celebrated their fifth anniversary. Lviv Today was on hand to mark the occasion and sat down with gallery owner Halyna Tryntsolyn to speak about the gallery’s creative achievements.

ibis Styles Lviv Center is Your Stylish Hotel in the Heart of Lviv

Issue 111, April 2018.
Located right in the UNESCO World Heritage-recognised center of Lviv on 3 Shukhevycha Street, the ibis Styles Lviv Center is the first ibis Styles hotel anywhere in the CIS. Owned by leading European hotel operator AccorHotels, the modern seven-storey stylish hotel combines the design elements of Ukrainian national culture and functional comfort.

British thriller writer inspired by Ukraine

Issue 111, April 2018.
Alex Shaw was once a Kyiv expat – now his books bring contemporary Ukraine to global audiences British novelist Alex Shaw is one of the few English-language authors to achieve international recognition for stories set in contemporary Ukraine. The former Kyiv expat has scored a string of successes with novels revolving around the escapades of Aidan Snow, a fictional former British Special Forces soldier with an affinity for all things Ukrainian. Shaw was first inspired to write while living and working in 1990s Kyiv. Despite leaving Ukraine some years ago, he has maintained his links with the country, using Ukrainian backdrops to great effect in his literary endeavours and visiting the country at every opportunity together with his Ukrainian wife. “I grew up in England,” he says, “but in my heart I feel Ukrainian.”

Lviv Law Students to Compete in Washington

Issue 110, March 2018.
For the first time since the competition began in 1994, law students from Lviv’s I. Franko National University won Ukraine’s oldest and most prestigious moot court competition – the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition National Championship! Students from 10 Ukrainian law schools competed in Kyiv from 9-11 February and after two days of preliminary rounds, Lviv’s lawyers-to-be topped last year’s champions from Kyiv’s T. Shevchenko University (Institute of International Relations). In doing so, the students won the right to represent Ukraine at the international rounds of the Jessup competition, to take place in Washington, DC from 1-8 April.

The Stolen Princess

Issue 110, March 2018.
The Cannes Film Festival held a major animated film market at last year’s event where Ukraine’s Animagrad studio presented its latest feature. The Stolen Princess received much positive feedback and will be launched this month in Ukraine and many other countries worldwide. Animagrad is one of Ukraine’s premiere studios and The Stolen Princess is its first of a set of animated features designed to popularise Ukraine and its stories on the international market.

Legend of the Carpathians

Issue 110, March 2018.
Last year Ukraine released more than 30 films – shorts and features, dramas and documentaries, Ukrainian films and co-productions, wide releases and limited releases. The majority were privately funded without any aid from the government. No one can guarantee that will happen again in 2018, but it is already confirmed that one film – Legend of the Carpathians – will be released at Lviv’s Planeta Kino on 29 March. The film was first presented at last May’s Cannes Film Festival and later at a festival in the Spanish city of Marbella, where it took second place for Best Feature Film. Serhey Skobun’s historical action story is inspired by the legend of Oleksa Dovbush, a Carpathian folk hero with excellent fighting skills and the ability to predict the future.