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BASTION-GROUP STARTS ENHANCING KYIV CENTRAL BUS STATION

Bastion-Group LLC that privatized SE Kyivpasservis in May 2020 intends to start the wide-scale enhancing of the capital and regional bus stations.
According to Kyivpasservis Marketing Director Dmytro Ozhihov, Kyiv Central Bus Station is the first in line for enhancing.
“We have already received all legal permits and documents for enhancing Kyiv Central Bus Station, its plan and design are ready to be published soon,” Ozhihov said.
The private investor plans to create an international transport hub based on Kyiv Central Bus Station and develop a European bus service culture.
In the new bus station, it is planned to equip modern food courts, information boards throughout its territory, recreation areas, as well as a medical office to assist passengers and provide preliminary examination of drivers.
The new project of the bus station takes into account all the requirements for infrastructure use by disabled passengers.
In the future, it is planned to build a modern hotel for short time guests waiting for runs or staying overnight at the bus station.

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UKRAINIAN PHARMA COMPANIES IMPLEMENT PROJECT TO DRAIN WALLS OF ANCIENT SAINT SOPHIA’S CATHEDRAL IN KYIV

Double liability company Interchem (Odesa) and PrJSC Darnitsa pharmaceutical firm (Kyiv), together with the Zagoriy Foundation, have implemented a project to drain the foundations and walls of the Saint Sophia’s Cathedral and adjacent monasteries from excess moisture using the BioDry Swiss technology.
Director General of the Sophia of Kyiv national conservation area Nelia Kukovalska said at the presentation of the project on Wednesday, the project cost was UAH 4 million, the pharmaceutical companies provided UAH 2 million each.
“At present, the humidity of the walls and foundations of the Saint Sophia’s Cathedral is three to four times higher than it is normal. The use of BioDry technology will reduce the humidity by a third during the first year, and within three to four years it will reach the normal humidity of the monument,” she said.
Kukovalska said that currently BioDry equipment is installed in all monuments of the Saint Sophia’s Cathedral.
“The walls of the cathedral do not have waterproofing and are being damaged. When we learned about the threat to the Saint Sophia’s Cathedral due to excessive moisture, we did not hesitate for a second. We were able to find partners with whom we implemented this project. Today, we see moisture leaving the walls, Sophia he is “recovering.” We are glad that we helped the main symbol of spirituality to survive,” Director General of the pharmaceutical company Interchem Anatoliy Reder said.
In turn, Board Chairman of Darnitsa Group Dmytro Shymkiv said that for the implementation of the project the most innovative solution was found, which is used to preserve cultural monuments in the world.
“This technology is biocompatible with the environment. It already works and naturally eliminates the prime cause of moisture in the foundation and walls,” he said.
Co-founder of the Zagoriy Foundation Kateryna Zagoriy said that “the reconstruction of the Saint Sophia’s Cathedral during the time of Ivan Mazepa was a symbol of the restoration of Ukraine after the Ruins.”
“I am confident that this joint project of the pharmaceutical companies will become another important step towards restoring the culture of charity in our country,” she said.
For his part, Eustratius (Zorya), Deputy Head of the External Church Relations department of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) said that at present in Ukraine “a huge number of churches are being destroyed.”
“It is important for Ukrainian society to form a culture of patronage. With all due respect to the state, the patron will always invest more effectively in projects. We, the OCU, are working to attract patrons through the structures that our church has created, including through the Mazepa Foundation created by the Metropolitan’s Foundation of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine to implement projects for the preservation and support of monuments. We have a huge number of monuments, more than the number of patrons,” he said.
Eustratius said that, despite the fact that “over the past 30 years, much has been done to revive churches, hundreds of churches throughout Ukraine need to be taken care of, and dozens of churches require prompt intervention to preserve them.”
“Usually these are churches that are located in villages. They are in such a state that local communities are not able to support them,” he said.
Kukovalska said that the Bursa (Seminary) building on the territory of the Saint Sophia’s Cathedral is currently in the most critical condition, the cost of restoration of which is about UAH 162 million.
“Today, there is a big problem that has not been resolved for years and can lead to the destruction of the 17th century monument. Unfortunately, the tenant has not left for two years, he does not vacate the premises. We fear that in the near future serious destruction may occur, some of the premises will perish,” she said.

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UKRAINIAN RDS COMPLETES FIRST STAGE OF MODERNIZATION OF PEIZAZHNA ALLEY IN KYIV

Almost all works were carried out manually, because it is impossible to use heavy equipment at the object, co-owner of the company Yevhen Konovalov told Interfax-Ukraine.
The new alleys were paved with uniform pattern granite tiles and new street light poles with modern LED lamps were installed, the company said.
The stairs, lecture center and art compositions were decorated with lighting.
Also, the retaining wall was reinforced. Benches were installed. New trees and shrubs were planted.
Automatic retractable poles were installed to limit access of vehicles to the alley. In addition, the runoff water system was replaced.
Peizazhna Alley is a landmark in central Kyiv. A view of Podil and the Dnipro River opens from the observation platform, which is located in the Upper City.
The alley was constructed in 1980. Sculptures, art installations and a square appeared there as time went on.
The facility requires an extensive overhaul. The second stage of the modernization starts in the near future and will be completed in 2021.
The project was carried out by Rostdorstroy LLC, a part of the RDS group of road construction companies, which won a tender worth UAH 110 million at the beginning of 2020.
RDS Group is included in the top three road construction companies of Ukraine. It includes Kyivshliakhbud and Rostdorstroy. The core business is construction, reconstruction and maintenance of roads and bridges, construction of airfield complexes.
As of July 2020, the company worked in nine regions of Ukraine and had ten production facilities. In particular, it was constructing concrete road N-14 Kropyvnytsky-Mykolaiv, a railway overpass road and a section of the first in Ukraine concrete road within the framework of the overhauls of highway N-31 Dnipro-Reshetylivka in Poltava region. In 2019, the company won a World Bank’s tender for works on first-category highway M-03 Kyiv-Kharkiv-Dovzhansky.
The ultimate beneficial owners of RDS Group are Ukrainian citizens Yuriy Shumakher and Yevhen Konovalov.

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THE HORSEBACK ARCHERS TOURNAMENT WILL TAKE PLACE NEAR KYIV

On September, 5 and 6 a sight worth princes will take place in the «Kyivan Rus Park» – The Horseback Archers Tournament. A rich show-program with the horse-trick performances, museums, master-classes, walks on a horseback, games with the guests – these and even more will make the weekend really thrilling for everyone!
The entry ticket price:
– for adults (full price) – 200 UAH.,
– for pensioners and students – 150 UAH.,
– for schoolchildren – 80 UAH.,
– for preschool children – for free,
Ancient Kyiv opens at 10:00. The program starts at 13:30.
Ancient Kyiv in the «Kyivan Rus Park» is located in Kyiv region, Obukhiv district, the vill. Kopachiv.
Details on the website www.parkkyivrus.com
The Interfax subscribers can save money with the “openbusiness-20” promo code for a 20%-discount for a full price adult ticket to the Principality of Kyivan Rus:
– by previous order by tel.: +38 044 461-99-37, +38 050 385-20-35
– or at the cash desk at the entrance to the «Kyivan Rus Park».

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THE PRINCELY GUERRIERS WILL FIGHT NEAR KYIV

On August, 29 and 30 the «Kyivan Rus Park» invites to the horse-trick show «The Princely druzhina». The guests will see the knightly tournaments, the Princely hunt, horse-trick performances, will take part in the ancient Slavic amusements, rites, fiery round dances and master-classes. Also the guests will be awaited by the walks on horseback, tasty dishes prepared on open fire, master classes and many more from the life of the medieval city.
Ancient Kyiv opens at 10:00. The program starts at 13:30.
The ticket price: a full adult ticket – 200 UAH, for pensioners and students – 150 UAH, for schoolchildren – 80 UAH, for preschool children – for free.
Ancient Kyiv in the «Kyivan Rus Park» is located in Kyiv region, Obukhiv district, the vill. Kopachiv.
Details on the website www.parkkyivrus.com
The Interfax subscribers can save money with the “openbusiness-20” promo code for a 20%-discount for a full price adult ticket to the Principality of Kyivan Rus:
– by previous order by tel.: +38 044 461-99-37, +38 050 385-20-35
– or at the cash desk at the entrance to the «Kyivan Rus Park».

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THE INDEPENDENCE DAY OF UKRAINE WILL BE CELEBRATED IN A BIG WAY NEAR KYIV

On August, 22, 23 and 24 Ancient Kyiv in the Principality of Kyivan Rus («Kyivan Rus Park») invites to a grandiose celebration of the Independence Day of Ukraine. A bright show-program on historical theme, horse-trick performances, Slavic amusements, master-classes, tasty dishes prepared on open fire, horse riding and much more from the life of Kyivan Rus will be waiting for the guests.
Ancient Kyiv opens at 10:00. The program starts at 14:00.
The ticket price: a full adult ticket – 225 UAH, for pensioners and students – 150 UAH, for schoolchildren – 80 UAH, for preschool children – for free.
Ancient Kyiv in the «Kyivan Rus Park» is located in Kyiv region, Obukhiv district, the vill. Kopachiv.
Details on the website www.parkkyivrus.com
The Interfax subscribers can save money with the “openbusiness-20” promo code for a 20%-discount for a full price adult ticket to the Principality of Kyivan Rus:
– by previous order by tel.: +38 044 461-99-37, +38 050 385-20-35
– or at the cash desk at the entrance to the «Kyivan Rus Park».

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