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
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.
Addressing the participants ofthe CouncilthankedArchbishopTikhonfor the invitation andstressed the role ofthe missionary activityof St.Herman of Alaskain spreadingthe Orthodox faithin North America. He arrivednot for money ortreasure but only the love ofChrist andthe joyof eternal life-the Gospel- saidthe Primate ofthe Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
Designersvolunteers"Agentsof Change"developed newschemes forthe Kiev Metro. The newlocationis twice biggerthan the previous. We found that thesize of 120 cmis preferred.Thismakes it easy toplace theschemein differentcarriages. Unlike theold patterns oftextis now locatedhorizontally.This simplifiesreadingthe inscriptions.Around thetextis nowmore space, so the station namesdo not stick togetherina solid mass.Also,the designershave identified interchanges betweendirectmetro line. Agentsofchangesto the newscheme "cultural place": importanthistoric and culturalbuildings,which are located next tometro stations. The most noticeabledifferencefrom the previousschemeand similarschemes withothermetro-we showedlandmarksare locatednearmetro stations.Inside theteamwejokinglycall it "cultural layer". This is not alist ofmonumentsortourist attractions- isjust a set ofvisual cuesthat help link stationassociatedwithrecognizableobject.
UkrainianpainterDariaMarchenkocreated apicture of the "Faceof War", picture of president of the RussianFederationVladimir Putin. The painterhas usedabout 5,000cartridgesfromautomatic,rifles, machine guns,which were broughtfrom the area ofATO in Donbass region. DariaMarchenko: - Each elementof this portraitcould takeorsavea soldier's life,one way or another it is hisdestiny. Painterencourages to thinkanyone before theypicks up a gun about the role ofthe bloodypolitical ambitionsin the history ofcivilization, andthatnothing is more preciousthan human life.