Saturday, July 29, 2017

Qatar Airways held a promotional sale of flights from Ukraine.

Qatar Airways held a promotional sale of flights from Ukraine. According to, promotional tariffs apply when purchasing tickets on both sides for two persons within one booking.
In particular, it is about flights from Kiev to Asia, Africa and Australia with a transfer through Doha.
You can purchase promotional tickets until August 14 for flights scheduled to run from August 28 to September 30, 2017.
For example, the flight Kiev - Colombo - Kiev will cost 421 euros, and to Beijing from Ukraine can get less than 450 euros.
In mid-July it became known that one of the best airlines in the world Qatar Airways enters the Ukrainian market and from the end of August will make flights from the capital airport "Borispol".

Sexy wife of Oleg Gusev.

Develop and continue football career Oleg Gusev undoubtedly helped by his lovely other half - Maria.

Maria is the second wife of Gusev. Prior to that, Oleg was married to Olesya, with whom divorced in 2013 and has a common son - Alexis.

With Maria Oleg met at a party and then began an affair. Previously, Maria worked as a model and now she devotes time to raising her daughter Alexandra.

Gusev's wife likes to cook and plans to open her own confectionery.

She also graduated from the University of Foreign Languages, studying English and Chinese.

Note that Oleg Gusev left Dynamo in the winter of 2017 at the end of the contract. However, this summer the parties renewed their cooperation.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Olga Harlan won the world championship

Ukrainian fencer on sabers Olga Harlan won the world championship, which these days is held in German Leipzig. In the final the 26-year-old native of Nikolaev won a decisive victory over a rival from Tunisia - 15: 5.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Ukrainian aircraft An-74 sold to Kazakhstan for $ 15 million

Ukrainian aircraft An-74 sold to Kazakhstan for $ 15 million. The AN-74 is a Ukrainian transport aircraft that has both civilian and military modifications. It was developed at the Aviation Science and Technology Complex named after O.K. Antonov.

The airplane can carry up to 52 passengers or up to 10 tons of cargo. The range of flights with 52 passengers is 2,750 km, with 10 tonnes of cargo 950 km.
Recall that in June this year, the Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine Gennady Zubko said that Ukraine plans to export passenger aircraft An-148 and An-158 to Kazakh enterprises.
An agreement has already been reached to intensify the interaction between Ukrainian and Kazakh companies on the establishment of a service center for the maintenance of aircraft Antonov family in Astana.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Ukrainian gymnasts won the "silver" at the World Cup in Berlin

Ukrainian gymnasts won the "silver" at the World Cup in Berlin
Ukrainian gymnasts Evgenia Gomon, Anastasia Wozniak, Valeriya Yuzvyak, Daria Kobets, Diana Mizheritskaya and Valeria Hanina were able to win the second place in the all-around with a score of 36.050, second only to Russians who scored 37,200 points.

The largest virtual communication operator LycaMobile is launched in Ukraine

The largest virtual communication operator LycaMobile is launched in Ukraine. A large international virtual operator LycaMobile has registered in Ukraine a legal entity that will represent its interests. On July 4, the National Commission for Communications Regulation and Informational (NCRSI) introduced the company "LycaMobile Ukraine" in the telecom-register.

LycaMobile is a British company working on the model of a virtual operator. It operates in 22 countries, its subscriber base is more than 15 million. The model of the work of such companies is to rent network infrastructure from mobile operators and sell services for end users on its basis.

In June, Facebook for the first time bypassed "VKontakte" and became the social network number 1 in Ukraine

In June, Facebook for the first time bypassed "VKontakte" and became the social network number 1 in Ukraine. Until recently, the picture was different: "VKontakte" stably kept on the second line of the rating, being the leading social network among Ukrainian users, and Facebook was at the tail of the top 5, if at all. Now VKontakte takes the fourth line of the rating by the average daily share and the eighth - by coverage.

Ukrainian farmers have increased the export of corn by almost 20%

Ukrainian farmers have increased the export of corn by almost 20%.
The press service of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food said that in 2016-2017 marketing year, Ukraine significantly increased the export of corn. Ukrainian agrarians for the period July 2016 - June 2017 marketing year exported 20.7 million tons of corn. This, according to statistics, is almost 20% more than in the previous marketing year.
It should be noted that over this period, not only the export of corn increased in Ukraine. The press service of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy also noted that during the 2016-2017 marketing year, Ukrainian farmers established record grain exports. According to the statistics of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy, in the specified period 43.8 million tons of grain were shipped abroad. This is an unprecedented record in the history of Ukraine's independence.
If to specify, in the last marketing year, Ukrainian agricultural producers exported 17.53 million tons of wheat to foreign markets, which is 3.5% more than in the previous marketing year. Also 5.35 million tons of barley (21.3% more) and 304 thousand tons of other grains (25.1% more) were shipped.
At the same time, Ukrainian producers have reduced the volume of supplies of rye. The export of this grain fell by 38% to 11,400 tons.

"Nibulon" launched regular passenger flights along the Dnieper and the South Bug rivers

"Nibulon" launched regular passenger flights along the Dnieper and the South Bug rivers.
The company "Nibulon" from July 1 launched regular flights on high-speed boats along the Dnieper and the Southern Bug to the Kinburn Spit.
Vessels will be plying from Voznesensk through Kovalevka and Novaya Odessa to Nikolaev, from Novaya Kakhovka through Kherson to the Kinburn spit and from Nikolaev through the Kinburn spit to Ochakov.
According to the published information on the cost of services, the cost of tickets will be from 30 to 282 UAH, depending on the chosen route.
The cruising speed of the ships is 65 km / h.
LLC "Nibulon" was established in 1991. It is one of the largest operators in the grain market of the country. It has elevator capacities with a total capacity of about 2 million tons, as well as its own transshipment terminal in Nikolaev with a capacity of 5 million tons.

Grain stocks in Ukraine exceed 11% last year

Grain stocks in Ukraine exceed 11% last year. As of June 1, 2017, grain and legume crops in Ukraine totaled 8.84 million tons, which is 10.8% more than at the same date last year - 7.98 million tons, UkrAgroConsult reports.
At the same time, the stock of wheat decreased by 22.3% - to 3 million tons against 3.87 million tons on June 1, 2016. Corn stocks increased by 49.5% compared to last year and amounted to 4.59 million tons Last year, corn stocks at June 1, 2016 amounted to 3.07 million tons.
Stocks of barley exceed last year by 1,3% and amount to 519 thousand tons. As of June 1, 2016, the reserves of this culture amounted to 512 thousand tons.

Director of "Tavria" Alexei Krucher: "Let's play in Nova Kakhovka"

After the annexation of Crimea, the team "Tavria" was unable to continue its participation in the Premier League of Ukraine. In 2016 - then the club declared in the championship of Ukraine among amateurs. Another half a year - and Tavria in November applies to the Football Federation of Ukraine for participation in the procedure for the certification of professional football clubs for the 2017/18 season.

Now the Crimean club returns to professional Ukrainian football. At the hands of the team, the certification confirmatory conclusion, and in a few weeks will take place the first matches in the second league of the Ukrainian championship.
The team will be located in the city of Berislav, where hotel repairs for footballers will be completed soon. You can practice at the stadium's stadium. On June 23 local guys gathered, and the 27th - other players will come. Head coach Sergey Shevchenko has reached a preliminary agreement with several players from the First League, which can strengthen our team, also in the review, we want to see a number of newcomers.
The official return of the seventh of July is a match for the Ukrainian Cup, and the first round of the Ukrainian Championship will start on July 15.
Tavria (Simferopol) will play in the South-East division. In this group there will be 12 teams in my opinion such teams as Metalist 1925 (Kharkiv), our neighbors Energy (Nova Kakhovka), Mir (Gornostaevka) 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

"Kyivenergo", "Oschadbank", "Nova Posta" and "Ukrtelecom" were attacked by hackers.

"Kyivenergo", "Oschadbank", "Nova Posta" and "Ukrtelecom" were attacked by hackers.
Computer networks of the power company Kyivenergo suffered from a hacker attack. The networks of Ukrtelecom, Oschadbank, Novaya Pishta also suffered.
Suffer and networks of smaller companies - to protect themselves, the owners turn off the Internet and related services.
Detailed recommendations on how to secure yet, but if your company has a device on Windows, it is better to disconnect from the network, store data, run under other operating systems. If important data is in the cloud - temporarily turn off PC synchronization with it. 

The company's computers were infected with a virus similar to WannaCry . "We were attacked by hackers. Two hours ago we were forced to turn off all the computers, we are waiting for permission to be included from the security service, "the company said," the company's statement quoted Interfax.
Some state-owned banks and companies also suffered from the attack. The NBU issued a statement that the banking system was attacked. "As a result of cyber attacks, these banks have difficulty in servicing clients and performing banking operations". 

The company Nova Posta warned customers that due to the attack of the Petya.A virus, the offices and contact center of the company can not serve users.

The press service of Ukrtelecom also confirmed to the correspondent the fact of the attack, as well as the fact that it is a cryptographic virus.
According to the company's representatives, despite the attack, the company continues to provide telephony and Internet services. But the work of the call center and customer service centers suffered. The call center of the company does not work now, the service centers work in manual mode. 

Ukraine set a record for export of strawberries

Ukraine set a record for export of strawberries.

Ukraine continues to increase the export of strawberries. In May 2017 Ukrainian gardeners shipped 454 tons of berries to the foreign market, which is 1.4 times more than in the same period in 2016.
These volumes of exports are the record for the entire history of the country's independence. 
Analysts note that Belarus was the main buyer, as well as the year before.  

Antonov plans to build planes in Saudi Arabia

Antonov plans to build planes in Saudi Arabia. 

The first production aircraft An-132 will be built in the second half of 2018, and in Saudi Arabia will build a plant.
Two lines of assembly will be created: in Kiev and Saudi Arabia. The line in Kiev is almost ready. We need some minor revisions to release a serial aircraft.
While the plant in Saudi Arabia will be built, we have to build in Kiev and sell the first 20 planes.
Upon completion of the plant's construction, the aircraft will be produced both in Kiev and in Saudi Arabia.
In three to four years, production should reach a minimum of 12 aircraft per year on each line.
As regards market volume, according to our Saudi partners, the need of law enforcement agencies in this class of aircraft - 80 aircraft.
The need for the entire Middle East market is 250-260 aircraft. Also, in the next 10 years, we expect to replace the old An-32, which are operated in India, to the new An-132. This is more than 100 planes.
Recall that Ukrainian state-owned enterprises have discussed with the Chinese customer the supply of 50 An-178 aircraft.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Rhythmic Gymnastics Holon Grand Prix 2017

Rhythmic Gymnastics Holon Grand Prix 2017
List of complete results and videos:
Awarding Ceremonies IndividualsGroups
Out from competition:
Israel 5 hoops2 ropes 3 balls
Saint Petersburg, Russia 5 hoops, 2 ropes 3 balls
5 Hoops:
1. Russia 18.300
2. Belarus 17.750
3. Greece 16.500
4. Hungary 16.150
3 Balls 2 Ropes:
1. Russia 18.950
2. Belarus 17.950
3. Hungary 16.700
4. Greece 15.450
1. Yulia Bravikova RUS 19.000
2. Victoria Filanovsky ISR 17.450
3. Kseniya Moustafaeva FRA 17.450
4. Olena Diachenko UKR 17.250
5. Yulia Isachanka BLR 16.200
6. Dina Averina RUS 15.600
7. Diamanto Evripidou CYP 15.200
8. Victoria Mazur UKR 14.900
1. Dina Averina 19.100
2. Arina Averina 18.900
3. Kseniya Moustafaeva FRA 17.250
4. Yulia Isachanka BLR 17.000
5. Victoria Filanovsky ISR 16.700
6. Olena Diachenko UKR 16.500
7. Victoria Mazur UKR 16.000
8. Elina Valieva GEO 15.150
1. Yulia Bravikova RUS 19.000
2. Dina Averina RUS 18.600
3. Victoria Filanovsky ISR 18.200
4. Olena Diachenko UKR 16.950
5. Kseniya Moustafaeva FRA 15.000
6. Diamanto Evripidou CYP 15.000
7. Alexandra Kis HUN 14.850
8. Natalia Koziol POL 14.000
1. Arina Averina RUS 18.300
2. Victoria Filanovsky ISR 17.950
3. Yulia Bravikova RUS 16.350
4. Kseniya Moustafaeva FRA 16.200
5. Victoria Mazur UKR 14.600
6. Yulia Isachanka BLR 14.550
7. Olena Diachenko UKR 14.150
8. Elina Valieva GEO 13.250

European Boxing Championship: Victor Wychrist won the third "gold" for Ukraine

European Boxing Championship: Victor Wychrist won the third "gold" for Ukraine.

In the last final of the day in the category over 91 kg Victor Vyhryst defeated Fraser Clarke from England. The fight was not easy for the Ukrainian boxer, but thanks to clever tactics, the Bishop gained a clear victory for points - 5: 0.
Today Alexander Khizhnyak (weight up to 75 kg) and Yuri Shestak (weight up to 60 kg) won gold medals today. Khizhnyak impressively won Kamran Shahsuvarli from Azerbaijan. And Shestak was stronger than Russian Gabila Mamedova

Ukraine and Poland jointly implement several infrastructure projects

Ukraine and Poland jointly implement several infrastructure projects. Despite the fact that the visa-free regime has been in effect for several days, there is a lack of a sufficient number of border crossing points
Requires the development of the infrastructure of the Carpathian region. Proposed to go around the borders with the participation of heads of state, hold meetings and discuss the issues of infrastructure, security, migration, borders, and more.

Ukraine and Belarus will jointly develop energy projects

Ukraine and Belarus will jointly develop energy projects.
First of all, we are talking about joint development of powerful pilot projects of energy clusters in the regions where the borders of Ukraine and Belarus cross.
In Ukraine, a stimulating tariff for heat producers "not from gas" was recently fixed at the legislative level. 

Yandex has zeroed the balances on accounts of Ukrainian advertisers

Yandex has zeroed the balances on accounts of Ukrainian advertisers. Yandex has set to zero Balances on accounts of Ukrainian users of Yandex.Direct service.

Prior to this, Yandex sent a message to its partners in Ukraine that it was no longer able to fulfill its obligations to them and to repay the funds for unsatisfied services through "force majeure"

Charming Assia Akhat has changed beyond recognition

Charming Assia Akhat has changed beyond recognition.  Known Ukrainian violinist and singer Assia Ahat always been a bright and extravagant.  But it seems that this time it even surpassed the expectations of his creative imagination scale.

Returning recently from America, where the singer celebrated his birthday and was finishing the album with producer Humberto Gatica Madonna, Assia to shock his reincarnation.

When the new image of Mata Hari Ukrainian scene entered the pavilion, where the shooting took place, the whole team literally lost the gift of speech. 
We realized that before us Assia, only when the director said about it, the participants of the crew confessed.

Even the closest people of the singer, when she showed them pictures from the filming, were confused and did not recognize her at once.
At this experiment, Assia Akhat went for a new video for the song "Binds." Inspired by the actress to replace the image of one of the most stylish beauties in the fashion industry, the British model and actress Kara Delevin, which Luc Besson himself invited to the main role in his film "Valerian and the city of thousands of planets" and American singer of Albanian origin Rita Ora.
By the way, Ora's producer is rapper and husband of singer Beyonce Jay-Z. The plot of the video is still kept secret, but the director of the video, the famous star photographer Sonya Plakidyuk, for whom this work will become a debut in the role of a clipmaker, opened the veil of secrecy:
This is the most spectacular image that Assia Akhat ever had. Before shooting, I mentally tried it on her, so I did not fall into a faint, when I saw what can not be said about our team - many really had a shock. For the sake of a new image, they wanted to trim the long hair of the singer, but the stylists found an unusual way out of the situation. According to the director, if the task was to shave the star nakedly, for the sake of art, they would decide on this bold step.

Monday, June 19, 2017

An 132D made training flight at Le Bourget - video

An 132D made training flight at Le Bourget - video.
 France held on June 19-25 biggest airshow International Paris air show.
Ukraine this year at Le Bourget present its new medium-cargo aircraft AN-132D

An-132D - the first prototype of perspective multi-transport An-132, which creates SE "Antonov" in collaboration with partners from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. An-132D built a half years. He can lift into the sky to 9 tonnes of cargo. The wingspan of the aircraft - almost 30 meters

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Group Team Ukraine 3 Balls/2 Ropes EF - Challenge Cup Guadalajara 2017

Group Team Ukraine 3 Balls/2 Ropes EF - Challenge Cup Guadalajara 2017

LOT Polish – $544: New York – Odessa, Ukraine. Roundtrip, including all Taxes.

A good sale to Odessa. Pricing will vary between $544 and $564

LOT Polish – $544: New York – Odessa, Ukraine. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Senlis: City of Queen Anne Yaroslavna

Senlis: City of Queen Anne Yaroslavna.
 Over 50 kilometers north of Paris is the town of Senlis. Tourists know it as one of the oldest cities in France. Local - a city of Anna Yaroslavna, the daughter of Prince Yaroslav the Wise of Kievan Rus, Queen of France.

Anna Yaroslavna in Senlis moved with her son in 1060, after the death of her husband - the French King Henry I Capet. She lived there rest of their life and is buried in the city.
About Anna from Kyiv, as it was called in Europe, little is known.
It is said that she was beautiful, with long blond hair and blue eyes and educated. 
The Queen knew Greek and Latin, had signature as Anna Regina (Queen Anne) and King Henry I placed cross instead of a signature. 
According to some reports, Anne of Kiev brought to France the so-called Reims Gospel, written in Cyrillic and Glagolitic. It was used for several centuries for French kings oath. 
Every year in May the French and Ukrainian collected in Senlis in celebration of Anna Yaroslavna.
Recall, May 29, during a speech in French, Russian President Vladimir Putin called Anna Yaroslavna "Russian woman" and said that the Franco-Russian relations began with her marriage to Henry I in 1051.  

In the Kherson region an ancient coat of arms of Ukraine was discovered.

In the Kherson region an ancient coat of arms of Ukraine was discovered. 
An interesting artifact was and reported on Facebook page by the deputy of the City Council, the chairman of the board of the Kherson Folk Art Folk Board "Dneprovskaya Palitra" Oleg Chernenko.
Neighbors in the country, processing the site, found here is such a unique thing. Presumably 20-30-years, maybe even more ancient period. 

The artifact  will certainly be transferred to the museum of local lore, where possible, a more detailed study will be carried out ... The coat of arms of Ukraine is made of white metal and has gilt remains. In any case, this find will replenish the base of already known varieties of the coats of arms of Ukraine ...

Onuka reads Stus's poem. Video

Onuka reads Vasyl Stus's poem.
The Ukrainian performer Onuka read the poem of Vasily Stus "Endure, the patient make you stronger".
The video is part of the project dedicated to Stus and the award of his name. According to the concept, the works of Stus will be read by famous Ukrainians.

Sting will perform in Kiev in the fall on October 6.

The famous English musician Sting will perform in Kiev in October this year. On the official website of the singer were published additional dates for his tour of the 57th & 9th World Tour, including a concert in the Ukrainian capital.
6 October 2017 – KIEV, UKRAINE – Palace Of Sports
Presale: Wed. May 31 (10AM local) – Thursday, June 1 (5PM local)
Public On Sale: Friday, 2 Jun 10am

At the moment, the musician is on the tour of the 57th & 9th World Tour, which started in North America, then took place in the cities of Europe and is currently in the countries of Asia. Together with the musician perform guitarist Dominic Miller, drummer Josh Freese and guitarist Rufus Miller.

Do not worry there are 5 services where you can listen to your favorite music for free.

Came into effect a law President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko regarding blocking Russian social networks. This new sanctions against Russia. Currently, these sites are not available for use.
Do not worry, there are 5 service where you can listen to your favorite music for free.

1.  Deezer allows streaming format to listen to recordings largest labels on different devices online or offline. Deezer The library has more than 40 million licensed tracks, more than 2 million albums and over 30 thousand. Radio. Deezer audience reaches 16 million users, and - 6 million paid subscribers. Paid subscription costs 7 euros per month, the first is free. 

2. SoundCloud. This is a very popular site with functions of social networks. You can listen to the most popular songs, new albums by favorite artists and download tracks. 

 3. Tunein - an online radio service where you can listen to your favorite AM and FM-stations, internet radio, podcasts transmission. And all this for free. This site has 100 thousand. International radio stations.

4. Zvooq. You can listen to music without interruption. If you install the application service, it works even without Internet access. The tracks are free and without limitations. Unlike "VKontakte», Zvooq working legally, so if you zahochety download a song or album, you have to pay for it.

5. Youtube

Ukraine is one of the three largest sugar beet exporters

Ukraine is one of the three largest sugar beet exporters.
In the current season, Ukraine increased sugar beet export by 6.6 times and entered the world's top three exporters. Ukrinform was informed about this in the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
if we take the figures for March inclusive, then Ukraine really increased exports by 6.6 times! Thus, we entered the top three exporters of mainly sugar beet, and in the general ranking ahead of us there are about seven countries that produce and export predominantly cane sugar. Nevertheless, this is a very rapid breakthrough, "- said the economist of the investment department of the FAO Andrei Yarmak.
The sugar industry brought to the Ukrainian budget $ 350 million of foreign exchange earnings. According to Yarmak, the export of sugar beet sugar also has problems, despite the increase in volumes. So the expert stresses that the price of domestic sugar is one of the lowest in the world. On the one hand, this gives Ukrainian products a competitive advantage, but on the other, illustrates the fact that Ukraine is not yet ready to add value to the goods. 

Anne de Kiev Fest.

Organizers of the festival in the capital Kyiv Anne Ukraine begin the campaign for the enthronement of Anna of Kyiv - together with the Orthodox Church Kiev Patriarchate. 
Anne de Kiev Fest. 
We have Anna Yaroslavivna and we should not forget about it. She is the mother of two huge figures in the religious world of Europe. 
First her son Philip who was one of the leader of the first Crusade.  
The second her daughter Edihna who has become as a result of certain events holy in Bavaria in Cul, which is still considered sacred.
 And for the rest of the other factors we start a company through the support of the Kiev Patriarchate and by the support of the Paris metropolitan Michel, the first initiator of the event.
 Today we begin a public campaign to collect signatures and collecting public activity of the Public Council to start process of enthronement Anne of Kyiv "- said Fyodor Balandin.
Nowadays in Kiev International Festival of Arts "where Anne Kyiv Fest». Already the fourth time, before the Day of Kyiv, Ukraine celebrates the legendary princess, queen of France - Anne, the daughter of Yaroslav the Wise. Anna Kiev, marrying French King Henry I, was one of the most effective ambassadors of Kievan Rus in medieval Europe.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

In Kiev, after modernization, they opened a cycle track which where build 104 years ago

In Kiev, after modernization, they opened a cycle track which where build 104 years ago.

On May 20, the Kyiv City State Administration completed the reconstruction and opened a cycle track in the Shevchenko district of Kiev.
In the course of the reconstruction, the track of the cycle track with the modern sports cover was restored, the reconstruction of the administrative and sports building with the arrangement of the premises for the needs of athletes (changing rooms, showers, medical center, gym, saucing studio, repair workshop and bicycle storage boxes) .

Klitschko attended the Veloday and launched the first race on the new cycle racetrack

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Indonesia plans to print money in Ukraine

Indonesia plans to print money in Ukraine. he representative of Indonesia, the company "Peruri" plans to cooperate with the National Bank of Ukraine in the process of issuing money.

During the meeting, the National Bank and the Indonesian company discussed the possibility of cooperation on the production of paper with a high degree of protection, printing banknotes and issuing coins.
The main member of the delegation of Indonesia, technical director of the company Khardzh Sumarti Subandrio said that the country is interested in a permanent partner who will be reliable and will be able to take part in the company's active activities in the international sphere of money production.
"We are attracted by the possibility of cooperation with Ukraine, since the level of production capacities of the Banknote-Mint of the NBU fully meets the modern world standards," the head of the delegation noted.
"We are absolutely amazed at the effective work of the staff, the high level of automation, innovative technologies and the quality of Ukrainian paper, banknote and coin products," said Khardzh Sumarti.

In Ukraine the methodology for calculating port charges will be changed

In April 2017 the Minister predicted reduction of port charges in Ukraine until the fourth quarter of this year.
In March 2017 the head of the AMPU promised to develop a methodology for calculating the rates of port and channel charges and submit the document for approval to the Cabinet until July 1 of this year.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Antonov looks globally after severing Volga-Dnepr ties

Ukraine's Antonov Design Bureau (Gostomel) is eyeing global expansion after having severed ties with Russia's Volga-Dnepr Group last year. Air Cargo News reports that the heavy cargo specialist has set up offices in London, the US and Hong Kong, and has appointed a sales manager to Japan and Australia for its cargo charter operator Antonov Airlines (ADB, Gostomel).

The agreement with Volga-Dnepr was a joint marketing venture, and with its dissolution the two are now operating independently in the market. Antonov has now begun working with a number of different companies across the globe to extend the service life of its freighters. Among these are Dunlop, whose tyres it is using on its An-124 and An-225 aircraft to attain their maximum payload of 150 tonnes with an improved lifespan. Other partners include Honeywell Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Dowty Propellers and Zodiac Aerospace.

According to the Antonov press office, it has also recently signed a number of Memoranda of Understanding with Turkish and Saudi companies to work together on avionics and other solutions. These include Turkey's Aselsan, for collaboration on the An-148-100, An-158 and An-178 aircraft families; and Saudi Arabian firm Taqnia Aeronautics Company and Turkey's Havelsan for the manufacture of maritime patrol aircraft based on the An-132.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

TV channel CNN published TOP-11 places in Ukraine, where it is worth to visit

TV channel CNN published TOP-11 places in Ukraine, where it is worth to visit.
This is one of the largest countries in Europe, and even if it does not host the annual Eurovision song show, Ukraine is trying to attract tourists.
And although some regions are considered banned due to separatist clashes, most of this country is open to business.
In the list of top places in Ukraine according to CNN, the cities of Lviv, Chernivtsi, Kiev, Mukachevo, Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky, Kharkov, Chernigov, Odessa, Uzhgorod and Kamenets-Podolsky, as well as Sofiyivsky Park in Uman hit the list.

The political, territorial and economic difficulties have little impact on the image of the former Soviet nation, trying to find its identity between the influences of Russia and Western Europe.
Ukraine is home to many beautiful places with a large range for tourism, "- says in article CNN.
The beautiful cafes of Chernovtsy and the pubs of Lviv, remembered also the famous perepichku in the center of Kiev, as well as the historic city on the Dnieper - Kanev.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Ukrainian gymnasts won two gold World Cup

Ukrainian gymnasts won two gold World Cup. 7th May in Sofia Bulgarian Finals ended in certain types fourth World Cup this season.

Ukraine national gymnastics played brilliantly in the final with hoops, balls and skipping ropes.
Ukrainian gymnast who won silver in the eve-around, won two gold medals in the finals with five hoops (18.300) and 3 balls / 2 skipping rope (17.850).

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Poland buys Ukrainian low-floor buses

The Ukrainian Automobile Corporation (UkrAVTO) at the end of April delivered to the company Warbus (Poland) the first two low-floor city buses ZAZ10C of the middle class, with 11 contracts stipulated by the contract.

The Polish company Warbus, which bought buses, offered the optimal cost per kilometer of operation, thanks to the combination of price and quality of Ukrainian products.
According to the terms of the contract, the buses ZAZ 10C will have to work for 7 years.

Ukrainian team in rhythmic gymnastics successfully performed at the World Cup in Sofia (Bulgaria).

Ukrainian team in rhythmic gymnastics successfully performed at the World Cup in Sofia (Bulgaria).

On the first day of the group championship Ukrainian gymnasts performed the program with five hoops qualitatively. The national team of Ukraine received 18,050 points, behind by 0.1 points from Bulgaria, and top-3 with a score of 16,050 points was completed by Russians. The program with three balls and two rope Ukrainians also worked without significant blots (18,000 points).

With the total amount of 36,050 points, the national team of Ukraine in the all-around lost only the hosts of the World Cup to the Bulgarian team (36,550), and the Belarusians (31,750) moved to the third place in the second day.
Ukrainians confidently overcome their qualifications in separate disciplines. In solo, Victoria Mazur will show her performance with clubs. Finals will be held tomorrow, May 7.

The owners of Eurovision tickets are asked to come to the show 2-3 hours before the start.

The owners of Eurovision tickets are asked to come to the show 2-3 hours before the start.
Organizers of the international song contest "Eurovision-2017" in Kiev address to the holders of tickets to one or several shows of the contest with a request to come to the International Exhibition Center (ICC) about 2-3 hours before the event.

As indicated on the tickets, the show starts at 22:00. It is at this time will begin a television recording or live broadcast. By this time, all the spectators should sit in their seats - so as not to miss a bright start, and the start of the competition was held without any obstacles, "- said in a message released on Thursday afternoon.
Also, the organizers of the contest ask those who purchased tickets for the show to pay attention to the fact that in the ICC for the entire time of Eurovision there are enhanced security measures that allow passage through metal detectors and frames.
The very verification of tickets also takes time. And early arrival will prevent the queue. In addition, visitors who come earlier will be able to see the pre-show, which will be held on stage before the start of the contest, "the channel added.
As you know, the semifinals of Eurovision-2017 in Kiev will be held on May 9 and 11, the final - on May 13. This year 42 countries will take part. This number in the history of the contest was exceeded only twice - in 2008 and 2011.

On Sunday, May 7, the official opening ceremony of the international Eurovision Song Contest-2017 will be held in Kiev.

On Sunday, May 7, the official opening ceremony of the international Eurovision Song Contest-2017 will be held in Kiev.

The ceremony starts on May 7 at 17.00. The final of the contest will be held on May 13.
The event will be held at the International Exhibition Center, the largest exhibition facility in Ukraine. This is a permanent venue for international business and exhibition events. The complex is located near the metro station "left bank" at Brovarsky Avenue.
In the center of Kiev - on Khreshchatyk - the fan zone of the contest is open, where the audience can watch the singers' performances on the big screen.
The area of the official fan zone is 13 thousand square meters. . It will run daily from 12:00 to 22:00, and on the day of the semifinals and finals - until the end of the show.
In addition, Eurovision Village has established the second largest stage of the song contest after the arena in the ICC. In the town there will be contestants of Eurovision-2017 and Ukrainian performers.
During the Eurovision Week in the fan zone on Khreshchatyk there will be performances of Ukrainian and foreign artists, an active entertainment program, as well as many other accompanying events. On two large screens will be broadcast live song contest from the main arena in the capital's IEC, "the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine reported.
Logo of the contest - "Necklace" - Ukrainian necklace. With the help of bright colors and catchy patterns, the designers gave the traditional decoration a modern look.  Each bead is made in a special style, which is the main message of the competition: we are unique, but we all have a love for music.
"Celebrate Diversity" is the central message of this year's competition, and is complemented by the creative design of the logo. October 31, 2016 it was announced that 43 countries will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
The guests of the contest will be expected to be present at three locations, in particular, in the arrivals zone, the press communication area, and in the fan zone, the creative supervisor of the contest in Kiev Sergey Proskurnya told journalists.
The budget of the events organized for the opening is almost 2.5 million hryvnia.
The events that will be held in the "Parkovom" (Congress and Exhibition Center) on the red carpet and on Constitution Square have already entered the budget, namely 2 million 492 thousand hryvnia.
This fully covers the director's, technical (expenses), as well as installations at the event, "said Andrei Jedzhula, whose company is a contractor for the organization of events for the opening of the Eurovision Song Contest.
As is known, by the beginning of the opening of the competition, the reconstruction of the "Levoberezhnaya" metro station was completed, light and musical fountains were started, the People's Friendship Arch was painted on the European Square and the restored Postal Area was opened.
A river tram from the Post Square to the Left Bank to the International Exhibition Center will begin to travel on May 8.
For the duration of Eurovision in Kiev will prolong the work of the underground, funicular and land transport.
Work of transport in Kiev during the Eurovision 2017: 
In particular, the metro, trolley-buses, trams, buses and buses at night will work like this: from 8 to 9 and from 10 to 11 May - longer for 1 hour; From 9 to 10 and from 11 to 12 May - for 2 hours; From 12 to 13 and from 13 to 14 May - for 3 hours.
The funicular will also be prolonged: on the night of 8 to 9 May and from 10 to 11 May to 00:30; From 9 to 10 May and from 11 to 12 May to 1:30; From 12 to 13 May and from 13 to 14 May to 2:30.
As you know, the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest takes place in Kiev (Ukraine) after the victory of the ukrainian singer of the Crimean Tatar nationality Jamala with the song "1944" - at the previous Eurovision Song Contest-2016, held in Stockholm, Sweden.
Ukraine will host the contest for the second time - the first time it was in 2005 after the victory of the Ukrainian singer Ruslana at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turkey with the song "Wild Dances".

One of the foreign member Eurovision told about her Ukrainian roots.

One of the foreign member Eurovision told about her Ukrainian roots. The representative of Azerbaijan Eurovision Diana Hajiyev said that she came from Mariupol, Donetsk region. Eurovision 2017 participant said that in addition to performances in Ukraine, she is planning a trip to her grandmother in Mariupol.

I actually was born in Mariupol. My grandmother lives there. And this year, I, my mother and daughter, we decided to go to visit her. I'm going to visit her, I believe that there is no war!
- said the singer.
27-year-old Diana Hajiyev will participate in the Eurovision with a song Skeletons.