Taras Shevchenko street will appear in Cambridge
On the eve of the "Days of Ukraine in the United Kingdom", Taras Shevchenko street was solemnly opened in Cambridge University.
The street is in one of the most famous districts of Cambridge - Sydgwick Site, where a number of art and humanities university faculties are situated - law, history, religion and medieval and modern languages.
"Naming a street after Taras Shevchenko and installation of a memorial is the first and symbolic step in the unprecedented event - "Days of Ukraine in the United Kingdom", organized by FIRTASH Foundation.This is an important step to improve the recognizability of Ukraine in the world" - Volodymyr Khandohiy, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland said.
"The appearance of Taras Shevchenko Street in Cambridge is one of the results of the cultural and educational program initiated by us in the UK a few years ago - Lada Firtash, the director and co-founder of FIRTASH Foundashion, the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the "Days of Ukraine in the United Kingdom" said. - Cultural relations can strengthen cooperattion between the two countries, unite people and make us a strategic partner one of the most developed countries of the world."
Over the next year, the University of Cambridge will join the celebration of the 200th anniversary of Taras Shevchenko's birthday to be celebrated worldwide.
"Taras Shevchenko is one of the most uncompromising and unique "voices" in contemporary European culture, and that voice is being increasingly heard and recognized in the UK", - the site of the University of Cambridge states.