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In Transcarpathia, snow is... on canvas

In Transcarpathia, snow is... on canvas

23 December 2014 13:06  21587759 088673
Transcarpathian art has its own traditions, which one way or another are reflected in the works of our contemporaries. According to the calendar, it is winter, but it looks more like autumn. Therefore, a correspondent of Uzhgorod.in made a compilation of pictures by founders and successors of the Transcarpathian school of painting to set readers in a winter mood.

Christmas tree has adorned the square in Tyachiv (Photofact)

Christmas tree has adorned the square in Tyachiv (Photofact)

23 December 2014 12:42  11387731 088668
The evergreen tree was put and decorated on Poshtova Square, in front of the District House of Culture. The height of the Cristmas tree in Tyachiv is about 15 meters - a little more than last year.

Interestingly, the New Year's beauty was given to the city by tenants of the house №6 on Komsomolska Street. The tree created a dangerous situtation in the surrounding area... And now it gives residents of Tyachiv Christmas mood.

Decorations for the tree were traditionally made by Tyachiv kids. And the main Christmas tree in the city was ceremoniously lit on Saint Nicholas Day, December 19.

The author of the best book of the year is a Transcarpathian

The author of the best book of the year is a Transcarpathian

23 December 2014 12:22  5387725 088664
The award "Best Sports Book of the Year" of the Association of Sports Journalists of Ukraine went to the book by a teacher of the Department of Journalism of the Philological Faculty of Uzhgorod National University Volodymyr Tarasyuk "Development of Sports in Transcarpathia in independent Ukraine."

This is the fifteenth consecutive contest for the Association of Sports Journalists of Ukraine, which this year was attended by over five hundred people.

Ukraine refused from the neutral status

Ukraine refused from the neutral status

23 December 2014 12:20  2187724 088663
The Parliament voted for the rejection of the non-aligned status of Ukraine.

303 MPs voted for the decision.

MPs supported the bill of Poroshenko "On amending certain laws of Ukraine on Ukraine's refusal to implement the policy of non-alignment" submitted by him on 18 of December.

"The aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, the illegal annexation of ARC, waging the so-called "hybrid war" against our state, military intervention in eastern Ukraine, a permanent military, political, economic and informational pressure from Russia justify the need to find better guarantees of independence, sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of Ukraine," - the memorandum to the bill states.

To be continued...

Ukrainska Pravda

Fedir Shandor is on the front (PHOTOS)

Fedir Shandor is on the front (PHOTOS)

23 December 2014 12:12  28087728 088665
The Vice-Rector of UzhNU Fedir Shandor returned from the "hot" East - the ATO area, where for a week he was fighting for Ukrainian Donbass as a private soldier.

The announcement about this was posted on the page Transcarpathian tourist in facebook.

"The Vice-Rector for educational work with soldiers-students UzhNU on the front line. Glory to Ukraine!" - the post states.

His unit was stationed in the village of Tonenke. It is a zero area without checkpoint on the outskirts of Donetsk.

Budgetary Institutions of Transcarpathia will switch to alternative heating

Budgetary Institutions of Transcarpathia will switch to alternative heating

23 December 2014 11:54  2987722 088661
The head of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration commented on the retrofitting of public sector institutions for alternative heating, instead of gas. He said that now in districts of the region, they continue to install solid fuel boilers in educational, medicine and culture institutions, the funds for which came from subsidies from the state budget. "Local officials report that works are going on. There are some delays in delivery boilers - manufacturers do not always have enough time. But I see that districts and cities mostly cope with the tasks" - the head of the Regional State Administration informed.

Vasyl Hubal also said that by the end of the year, the updated Energy Conservation Program of the Transcarpathian region should be ready, and it provides for a gradual transition to alternative heating. "I believe that there should be a healthy competition in this area. In any case, the practice when some "chosen" companies deal with this matter must be abamdoned - only different enterprises chosen based on best offers. So we are looking forward to offers from companies willing to participate in these projects. There is also a practice when businesses invest in the installation of such systems and then sell their heating services (some facilities are already working in this way, e.g. in Tyachiv and Mizhhirya district, were are studying the feasibility). So, we invite to cooperation" - Vasyl Hubal said.

Press service of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration

The highest Christmas tree in Transcarpathia is in Svalyava (PHOTOS)

The highest Christmas tree in Transcarpathia is in Svalyava (PHOTOS)

23 December 2014 11:17  25887721 088658
For decades, bushy fir trees have been majestically growing in the heart of Svalyava. Therefore, for five years now, on New Year's holiday, they have been decorating one of two colorful green beauties in the city.

The height of the tree is about 28 m. Not all district centers of the region can boast such a tall Christmas beauty. And alive, rather than felled in the forest, to boot - Svalyava City Council informed.

Under the Christmas tree, they arranged a nativity scene with Santa Claus and New Year reindeers, throughout the city, Christmas garlands were hung. This year, they used the same toys, decorations and fairy-lights that have been purchased over the years, as now is not the time to spend extra money on decorations.

On St. Nicholas Day, the central city Christmas tree was lit with dozens of festive lights, decorated with hundreds of toys, lanterns, fairy-lights, glass balls. Harmoniously complemented by bright illumination of the city, the evergreen beauty will be creating a good mood and festive atmosphere not only for kids but also for all adults.

Modern technology did not help illegal immigrants get to Slovakia

Modern technology did not help illegal immigrants get to Slovakia

23 December 2014 11:01  4387717 088657
Measures to combat illegal migration on the border with Slovakia had good results. Yesterday (December 22), border guards of the "Uzhgorod" department detained three persons from the Caucasus.

The information about the presence of men of Caucasian appearance in one of the suburbs of the regional center was received by border guards in advance. Later, at a distance of 500 meters from the Ukrainian-Slovak border, the task force with a dog detained three unknown men.

They told border guards that they were nationals of Georgia, but had no documents with them. They also explained that they had dared to illegal trip to Germany due to the difficult financial situation and lack of work at home. When asked who helped them during the trip, they responded succinctly: "only Google maps".

The offenders were taken to the border guard unit in order to clarify the circumstances of the offense and draw up administrative and procedural documents. The decision on legal liability and further fate of detainees will be taken in court.

In Volovets, a beautiful Christmas tree is shining with colored lights (PHOTOS)

In Volovets, a beautiful Christmas tree is shining with colored lights (PHOTOS)

23 December 2014 10:25  18087714 088650
Traditionally, the winter holidays started with the grand illumination of the main Christams tree that graced the central square of Volovets. The green beauty, adorned with colored balls, toys and sequins, attracted around a lot of kids. Employees of the district House of Culture created a festive mood for the audience at the ceremony.

In Uzhgorod district, a house was burning

In Uzhgorod district, a house was burning

23 December 2014 09:42  5887707 088646
The fire occurred in a house in the village of Mala Dobron in Uzhgorod district.

In Transcarpathia, there is an abandoned well with salt water

In Transcarpathia, there is an abandoned well with salt water

23 December 2014 09:32  10187706 088645
Transcarpathian unique salt deposits are well known far beyond the region. But actually, Transcarpathian land has not yet disclosed its full potential.

Today in Uzhgorod, there will be a charity exhibition

Today in Uzhgorod, there will be a charity exhibition

23 December 2014 09:19  1887705 088644
On December 23, at 12:00, in the great hall of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration, there will be a charity event - an exhibition of Ukrainian artists.

Articles

Galina Yartseva: Transcarpathian volunteers are tired of working instead of the government

Galina Yartseva: Transcarpathian volunteers are tired of working instead of the government

23 December 2014 10:25  38487716 388651
It all started with collecting food for the soldiers in the ATO area.