Swiss National Day in the Historic Heart of Kyiv
Diplomats, politicians, members of the international business community and friends of Switzerland gathered in September at the Saint Sophia Cathedral Complex in the heart of historic Kyiv for a special Swiss Night celebration to mark the alpine nation’s national day. Guests enjoyed an array of authentic Swiss cuisine dishes as well as live music courtesy of Ukrainian singer Khrystyna Soloviy and Swiss sax maestro Roland Graf. The highlight of the evening was the official presentation of the Swiss Embassy’s annual Tell Awards, presented each year to personalities in recognition of their efforts to strengthen bilateral relations between Ukraine and Switzerland. The 2018 recipients were Ukrainian Crisis Media Center co-founder Nataliya Popovych and Andrej Lushnycky, who serves as president of the Ukrainian Society in Switzerland and Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Switzerland.
(Photography: Dmytro Korenev, Sergiy Bechko)