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THE MEDIEVAL HORSE SHOW WITH MASTER-CLASSES WILL TAKE PLACE NEAR KYIV

On February, 6 and 7 Ancient Kyiv in the Principality of Kyivan Rus («Kyivan Rus Park») invites to the «Horse-trick Weekend». The guests will be awaited by the horse-trick performances, master-classes on ancient martial arts and horse care, tasty dishes prepared on fire, Slavic games, round dances… And all of this in a real medieval city!
On February, 6 and 7 the inhabitants of the Principality will warmly welcome dear guests at the entrance gate and will not let you get bored even for a minute. During these days the visitors will become active participants of the action.
Horse shows with the participation of unique horses of historical breeds will take place on the big tilting-yard of Ancient Kyiv.
After the performances, the horse breeders will tell the guests about the breeds` origin, their characteristics, about which outstanding historical personalities owned the representatives of that or another breed. The experienced instructors will hold open master-classes on horse training and care, where they will tell how to look after these animals for them to be not only healthy and obedient, but also to become faithful friends.
Every visitor will get a chance to walk up to the horses, palm them, make a colorful photo session and even ride on a horseback or in a carriage.
A master-class on horseback archery will be the highlight of the program on February, 6 and 7. The sportsmen-virtuosos will surprise with the historical bow shooting accuracy on a horseback at full gallop. This is an incredibly difficult task for the competition participants, but at the same time, a thrilling and exciting sight for the audience!
 The changes in the program are possible.
The visiting of Ancient Kyiv takes place in compliance with the requirements of the quarantine regime.
Ancient Kyiv is situated in 45 minutes from modern Kyiv – in the Kyiv region, Obukhiv district, vill. Kopachiv.
Ticket price: a full adult ticket – 200 Uah., for pensioners and students – 150 Uah., for schoolchildren – 80 Uah., for preschool children – for free.
Detailed information on the website www.parkkyivrus.com
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NEW SUPPLY OF OFFICE PREMISES LOCATED ON LEFT BANK OF KYIV TO AMOUNT TO EXTRA 20,000 SQ M – EXPERTS

The new supply of office premises located on the left bank of Kyiv in 2021 will amount to only about 20,000 square meters, according to the international consulting company CBRE Ukraine (Kyiv).
According to the company’s report presented during the webinar entitled “Retail Real Estate Market Analytics” on January 27, about 180,000 square meters of new office space are expected to be released on the capital market in 2021, of which only 20,000 square meters are located on the left bank of Kyiv. Among them are office buildings on Bazhana Avenue (11,000 square meters and 6,000 square meters) and the Piramida business center (2,600 square meters).
“A piece of advice to developers: you need to pay attention to the left bank, as 35% of people working in the center live there. The lack of premises on the left bank also affects the fact that people do not want to return to offices, as it takes a lot of time to go to the center. It would be good to develop the left bank as well, which is now happening gradually,” Head of Brokerage at CBRE Ukraine Anna Silvestrova said at the webinar.
According to her, projects with an area of about 20,000 square meters, located near the metro, are optimal for the left bank.
At the same time, rental rates for high-quality class A premises on the left bank will inevitably be lower than for similar properties on the right bank.
“This is unprofitable for developers, since the return on their investment will be much longer and a little more painful,” Silvestrova said.
She said that someone should launch a project that will equalize the rights of the two banks. “I think it is faster to build a business center than the fifth or sixth bridge,” the expert said.
At the same time, CBRE predicts a reduction in new supply in 2023-2024, since many projects in the early stages of construction were canceled or suspended last year.

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SKYUP LAUNCHES FLIGHTS FROM KYIV TO CZECH REPUBLIC

SkyUp Airlines (Kyiv) from April 25, 2021 launches flights on the route Kyiv-Brno (the Czech Republic)-Kyiv.
The press service of the company said the flights will be operated twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays.
The cost of tickets from Kyiv to Brno without luggage starts from UAH 1,016, from Brno to Kyiv from UAH 966.
As reported, the commission of the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine decided to recommend to the head of the service to grant SkyUp the right to operate the Kyiv-London (UK) route for regular flights for an unlimited period from January 4, 2021.

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UKRAINE’S FIRST CLOTHING STORE THE ATHLETE’S FOOT OPENED IN KYIV

The first store of the fashion brand The Athlete’s Foot, which is being developed in Ukraine by the Epicenter K group of companies under a franchise, was opened on December 26 in the shopping and entertainment center Blockbuster Mall in Kyiv.
“The Athlete’s Foot (TAF) is a subsidiary project of Intersport International Corporation. In Ukraine, its development as a franchise will be carried out by the Epicenter K group of companies, which this year has entered into an agreement with the owner of the brand … Ukraine became one of 30 countries of the world where this brand operates,” a press release from Epicenter K reads.
According to the report, the area of the store is 340 sq m.
TAF stores are also to open in other cities with a population of one million, in particular in Dnipro and Odesa, but the dates have not been named due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Epicenter K LLC was founded in 2003 and opened the first hypermarket in Kyiv in December of the same year. As of August 2020, the chain has 62 shopping centers in Ukraine.

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KYIV METRO TO RUN TWO HOURS LONGER ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

On New Year’s Eve, the capital’s metro will run two hours longer, the press service of the municipal enterprise Kyiv Metro said.
“The last train will leave each station at different times. From the city center around 2:15. Additional opening hours are added to the regular timetable for each station located at the entrance and on the platform,” the enterprise wrote on Facebook.
In turn, Head of the municipal enterprise Kyiv Metro Viktor Brahinsky said that there may also be restrictions (closings) on the entrance for passengers at the stations Zoloti Vorota (Golden Gate), Khreschatyk, Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), Poshtova Ploshcha and Kontraktova Ploshcha.
“The mechanism is being used for security reasons to avoid mass congestion of passengers on station platforms,” he wrote on Facebook.

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KYIV ALLOCATES UAH 6.2 BLN FOR HEALTHCARE

Kyiv will allocate about UAH 6.2 billion for healthcare in 2021, the press service of Kyiv City State Administration said with reference to acting first deputy head of Kyiv City State Administration Valentyn Mondrievsky.
“We will continue to support medical workers and, on the initiative of the mayor, we will increase the allowances for them. Starting from January next year, doctors will receive a salary increase of UAH 5,000, nursing staff will receive UAH 4,000, junior medical staff will receive UAH 2,000,” Mondrievsky said.
He said the city will continue to invest in renovation, repair of medical facilities and the purchase of new equipment.

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