Lviv Promotion

Ukrainian Book Wins Global Recognition

Issue 77, March 2015.
While Ukraine’s current political situation remains very difficult, Ukrainian culture has not yet been put on the backburner – it has instead turned out to be in the spotlight. For example, new art initiatives are launched nearly every week. This trend can be interpreted in two ways: on the one hand, Ukrainians are exhausted by the stress of war and are looking for an escape from the dreary political situation; and on the other hand, social developments in the country have provided for deeper artistic appreciation among the Ukrainian citizenry. We, in turn, continue to follow the artistic process and the changes in the cultural map of our country.

Lviv Today Awards 2014

Issue 75, January 2015.
When a year starts with a country in the throes of a revolution and ends in what can only be considered a war, it can be difficult to look back on the year and remember the good. The year 2014 had a significant impact on Lviv – city Mayor Andriy Sadovyi become a household name nationwide; Arena Lviv emerge as a cultural hub for both sport and music; and Leopolitan talent recognized both throughout Ukraine (Andriana Khasanshin wins Miss Ukraine) and across Europe (Old Lion’s Publishing House wins prestigious children’s book award). Of course, prominent among these events the whole year was Leopolitan living legend Svyatoslav Vakarchuk – the front-man for Ukraine’s iconic Okean Elzy – who not only toured the country to record crowds, but also used his influence to support the principles of the EuroMaidan and to raise money for the injured from the war in Donbass. So as 2014 draws to a close, Lviv Today presents you with our annual awards for the people, places, and events that have helped make the past 12 months in Lviv so memorable.

Ukrainian Hospitality Awards

Issue 75, January 2015.
The top hotels in Ukraine were recognized last month at the Ukrainian Hospitality Awards® in a glitzy ceremony in Kyiv. The Radisson Blu chain in Ukraine were the big winners of the evening, taking home three major awards: the Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv Podil was named Best 4-Star Business Hotel; the Radisson Blu Resort, Bukovel was recognized as Best Resort; and the Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv won top honours in Best Corporate Social Responsibility.

Astoria Hotel Celebrates 100 Years

Issue 75, January 2015.
Lviv’s famed Astoria Hotel celebrated its centenary jubilee in style on December 19th. Built in 1914 in the very heart of the city near the majestic Opera House, the hotel was named Astoria at the very beginning. The hotel was open even during the two World Wars, allowing visitors to literally witness the fall of empires and other unpredictable events in Leopolitan history.

Two airlines launch Lviv-Napoli flight

Issue 75, January 2015.
Leopolitan traveller looking for an affordable flight to Southern Italy are in luck – Wizz Air debuted on December 23rd its third route from Lviv as the Hungarian budget airline adds Naples, Italy to its existing services to Milan and Venice.

Tradition Revival – Lviv candles manufactory

Issue 74, December 2014.
Today, Lviv is world-renowned for its tasty coffee and sweet chocolate. But did you know that in medieval Lviv it was the art of making candles where the city carved out a niche for itself?

BlueBox від Peugeot

Issue 74, December 2014.
Приємна новина для власників автомобілів Peugeot! Компанія «Ілта Львів» - офіційний дилер Peugeot відкрила новий концептуальний автоцентр Blue Box по вул. Збиральній, 2а. Тут представлений повний модельний ряд марки, включаючи серію комерційних автомобілів. Надається сертифіковане технічне обслуговування. Постійно діють акційні пропозиції, скористайтесь вже зараз - при замовленні двох послуг– третя у подарунок!

Life is Always in Fashion

Issue 74, December 2014.
Copenhagen was the stage for the ‘Life is Always in Fashion’ charity fundraising event held on November 12th. The event, jointly organized by the Embassy of Ukraine to Denmark along with the Velvet Hearts charity foundation, Danish brand Naledi Copenhagen, and the London-based Fashion Politique Ltd, brought together renowned Ukraine designers who donated clothes and accessories in an effort to raise funds for medical equipment and medication for Ukrainian military hospitals treating soldiers from the ATO zone. Items from many of Ukraine’s most talented designers were featured, including: Olena Dats’, Elena Reva, TM “Stolichny”, and Valery Kovalska. Shows from DOMANOFF, LAKE, and PRZHONSKAYA were especially well received.

Special Olympics Opens Games

Issue 73, November 2014.
The Special Olympics are the world’s largest year-round program of sports training and competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver – sister of US President John F. Kennedy – the Special Olympics have grown into a global movement that currently serves more than 4 million athletes in 170 countries all around the world. Countries are expected to run their own Special Olympics programs independently, and it is no different in Ukraine.

Chicago Admires ‘Vyshyvanka Couture’

Issue 72, October 2014.
The Ukrainian National Museum in Chicago, USA hosted their annual Banquet & Fashion Show on September 28th, featuring prominent Leopolitan designer Oksana Karavanska’s ‘Vyshyvanka Couture’ collection of embroidered outfits. Lviv’s Karavanska has been one of the biggest names in Ukrainian fashion for over a decade after starring on the country’s most popular fashion TV show. The owner of the OK’ by Oksanakaravanska and the OK’ by Oksanakaravanska for Men brands, she also sits as a member on the influential Fashion Council of Ukraine.