Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Live UN MH17

Live UN MH17,
UN Security Council to Vote on MH17 Draft Resolution. 

Russia set to veto MH17 UN resolution.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

MH-17 Commemoration concert in Kyiv

A commemoration concert for MH-17 took place in Kyiv.
The concert was attended by President Poroshenko, Prime Minister Yatsenyuk, Vice Prime Minister Zubko, Minister of Foreign Affairs Klimkin, Chief OSCE-Monitor Apakan, Head of Recovery Mission Aalbersberg, the Diplomatic Corps and the Dutch community (including the Dutch business community) in Kyiv, among others.
Led by the Dutch conductor Jeroen Weierink, the Liatoshynsky Classical Music Ensemble gave a modest but touching performance of Mozart’s Requiem, and several other pieces. In addition to contributions of the Dutch, Malaysian and Australian Ambassadors, President Poroshenko held a probing speech. The President was visibly moved by the ceremony, something he told the same night during his phone call with Dutch Prime Minister Rutte.
 The concert took place in the National Organ and Chamber Music Hall, a Roman-Catholic church in the center of the city, well-known for its impressive gothic architecture and good acoustics. The concert was organized by the Embassy of the Netherlands, in cooperation with the Malaysian and Australian Embassies.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Onufry is in Atlanta USA

Onufry is in Atlanta USA.  On Wednesday 22 July 2015 Metropolitan Onufry of Kyiv and All Ukraine arrived at the Atlanta for the 18th All-American CouncilOn July 23 Metropolitan Onufry celebrates Divine Liturgy along with the host of bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, and then took part in the V plenary session of the 18th All-American Council, which focused on the spread of Orthodox mission

Addressing the participants of the Council thanked  Archbishop Tikhon for the invitation and stressed the role of the missionary activity of St. Herman of Alaska in spreading the Orthodox faith in North America.
He arrived not for money or treasure but only the love of Christ and the joy of eternal life - the Gospel - said the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

New schemes in Kiev's Metro

Designers volunteers "Agents of Change" developed  new schemes for the Kiev Metro.
The new location is twice bigger than the previous. We found that the size of 120 cm is preferred. This makes it easy to place the scheme in different carriages. 
Unlike the old patterns of text is now located horizontally. This simplifies reading the inscriptions. Around the text is now more space, so the station names do not stick together in a solid mass. Also, the designers have identified interchanges between direct metro line.
Agents of changes to the new scheme "cultural place": important historic and cultural buildings, which are located next to metro stations. The most noticeable difference from the previous scheme and similar schemes with other metro - we showed landmarks are located near metro stations. Inside the team we jokingly call it "cultural layer". This is not a list of monuments or tourist attractions - is just a set of visual cues that help link station associated with recognizable object

Monday, July 20, 2015

Ukrainian painter Daria Marchenko created a picture of the "Face of War".

Ukrainian painter Daria Marchenko created a picture of the "Face of War", picture of  president of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. The painter has used about 5,000 cartridges from automatic, rifles, machine guns, which were brought from the area of ATO in Donbass region. 
Daria Marchenko:
- Each element of this portrait could take or save a soldier's life, one way or another it is his destiny.
Painter encourages to think anyone before they picks up a gun about  the role of the bloody political ambitions in the history of civilization, and that nothing is more precious than human life.