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Malkovich and Co for Peace

16 July 2018

On 1 July, huge crowds turned out to Kyiv’s Sofiivska Square to see enjoy a fabulous event – The Roads of Friendship 2018. Famous American theatre and cinema actor – John Malkovich took part in the big event conducted by legendary composer Riccardo Muti (Italy), who was director for Milan’s Teatro alla Scala for 19 years. The stunning performance featured outstanding contemporary artists including soprano Lyudmyla Monastyrska (Ukraine), and a joint Italian-Ukrainian orchestra and choir comprising more than 300 musicians. The event signalled a very important international social and artistic project for Peace in Ukraine.




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Twenty-four beauties competed, but on 24 September, it was Leonila Guz of the Kherson region who took the title “most beautiful” along with the crown in Kyiv at the Miss Ukraine International 2018 beauty pageant showcased on 1+1. In fact, the crown initially went to Veronica Didusenko, who was stripped of it once judges learned she was married. Guz will represent Ukraine this year at the Miss World in China in
December – good luck!

Kyiv’s international business community celebrated the start of the weekend on 6 October at Fandom. There were delicious desserts, a bountiful bar menu and an inspired interior with The Big Meet. Will you hit up the next Big event?

The Women’s Executives Leadership Development Initiative (WELDI) by the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine unites over 400 high-level managers – successful, goal-oriented, and modern female leaders. The sunny morning of 5 October started with an inspiring WELDI Business Breakfast at Gurama, featuring Yaryna Klyuchkovska, an expert in strategic and crisis communications. An interesting and dynamic discussion was set around the role of communication in building your personal reputation and the reputation of your company. John D. Rockefeller, an American oil magnate and philanthropist, was first person to hire a PR specialist. One hundred years later, Klyuchkovska talked about how far the communication industry has come since then.

On 9 October, a documentary film “The Man Who Stole Banksy» that tells us about the most mysterious street-art contemporary artist was presented in the building of the Malaya Opera. Within this event, creator of the project CityArt, and initiator of the creation of series of murals in Kyiv – Geo Lerosom presented a book – Kyiv Street Art vol. 2. Also, muralist-artists Apolo Torres (Brazil) and Matt Down (Belgium) gave a short, but very interesting lecture on street art before the show.

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