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  • Cultural life of Kharkiv region cannot cease, as it is the key to the stability of the Ukrainian East and the whole country: Rostyslav Karandieiev
    Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, posted 29 May 2024 10:01

    On 28 May, as part of his working visit to Kharkiv region, acting Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine Rostyslav Karandieiev met with the heads of local cultural institutions, art education institutions, and representatives of regional media.

    The MCIP head also met with the head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration of Culture Oleg Sinegubov and Kharkiv Mayor Igor Terekhov.

    "The cultural life of Kharkiv before the full-scale war was very rich, vibrant and full of Ukrainian national colour. We have no right to let it decline. Institutions that have been forced to suspend their work will eventually be fully restored, and we will work together to do so. This is the key to the resilience of the Ukrainian East and the whole of Ukraine," he said.

    The acting Minister of Culture and Information Policy also visited the V. G. Korolenko Kharkiv State Scientific Library, the Regional Library for Children and Youth, the Kharkiv I. P. Kotlyarevsky National University of Arts, and the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Fine Arts.

    "The Ministry aims to promote projects to support Kharkiv's cultural institutions among international partners. The priority is to arrange cultural hubs and digitalise the work of institutions," said Rostyslav Karandieiev.

    In addition, according to him, the MCIP, together with the Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development, is developing a separate state programme to create cultural hubs in regional cultural institutions and art education institutions. The MCIP also initiates the development of architectural projects for cultural service centres on a modular platform, which will include the construction of underground shelters. The design work will be funded by donors. It is planned that by the end of summer, specific proposals will be formed, and then communities will have an opportunity to choose a project and receive targeted funding for its implementation.