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Kharkiv to arrange two festivals for UEFA EURO 2012 guests

Posted by the Editor on March 10, 2011


News / 10 March 2011 | 14:32

Kharkiv to arrange two festivals for UEFA EURO 2012 guests

Kharkiv to arrange two festivals for UEFA EURO 2012 guests

The guests of the 2012 European Football Championships in Kharkiv (eastern Ukraine) will be offered to visit two festivals, those of short films and ethnic culture.

In particular, on the eve of the tournament, tourists will be invited to the annual international short film festival Kharkiv Lilacs, which every year in May is visited by world cinema stars, UKRINFORM reported.

In the midst of the championship, the annual ethnic festival Pechenizke Field will be held at the picturesque bank of the Pechenihy reservoir in Kharkiv region. This colorful festival will offer to guests the best performances of professional and amateur folk groups, poets and writers, masters of folk art from all over Ukraine.

A child carnival timed to the International Children’s Day and a citywide prom will also take place during the championship.

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National Shevchenko Prize awarded in Kaniv

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News / 10 March 2011 | 12:50

National Shevchenko Prize awarded in Kaniv

National Shevchenko Prize awarded in Kaniv

The official ceremony of awarding the winners of the Ukrainian National Taras Shevchenko Prize was held today in Kaniv at the Museum of Taras Shevchenko, in the framework of celebration of the 197th anniversary of birth of the great poet.

Deputy Chief of Staff at the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Hanna Herman, who took part in the ceremony, has read out a Presidential Decree, awarding the 2011 Taras Shevchenko Prize to: 

Roman Horak and Mykola-Yaroslav Hnativ, literary critics for the 10-volume book “Ivan Franko”; 

Mykola Dyadyura, conductor-director;

Anatoliy Solovianenko, director-producer;

Serhiy Magera and Oksana Kramaryeva, opera singers, for the performance of vocal parts in the Vincenzo Bellini opera “Norma” by the Taras Shevchenko National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater;

Lidiya Zabilyasta, opera singer, for opera performances and concerts during 2005 – 2010. 

Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov noted that the prize winners, in particular, are artists, writers, scientists: “it is the elite, which Ukraine will rely on in its development”. “Ukraine will become really great, according to Shevchenko, when people will be united, when there is respect for each other, own history, language and culture. This hall has gathered together the creative elite of the country – well-known writers, artists, academicians, cultural figures – it is the intellectual moral force, which Ukraine relies on in its development. I believe that it is the new elite will make a decisive contribution to the creation of the state, education of society,” he said.

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Yatseniuk calls on opposition to vote no confidence in government

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News / 10 March 2011 | 11:01

Yatseniuk calls on opposition to vote no confidence in government

Yatseniuk calls on opposition to vote no confidence in government

Front for Change Party leader and MP Arseniy Yatseniuk has called on representatives of the opposition in the parliament to sign a resolution of no confidence in the government.

“The resolution of no confidence in the government is an act of the opposition, and I would like, first of all, to call on the opposition [for support] so as to obtain 150 signatures,” Yatseniuk said on the TVi Channel on Wednesday evening, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

He said that at present 107 signatures from the BYT faction and 20 signatures from the Our Ukraine-People’s Self-Defense faction have been already gathered, but nevertheless 150 are needed.

“Let everyone show their political position not verbally, but practically. I believe that all opposition MPs both from the BYT and the OU-PSD will provide their signatures,” Yatseniuk said.

The Front for Change Party leader also said at present the opposition has became stronger, but it is important for it to obtain a large measure of public support, and for this purpose, according to Yatseniuk, it is necessary not just to unite, but “to become qualitatively different.”

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