Ukrinform, Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, December 19, 2005
The ceremony was also attended by Vice Premier Viacheslav Kyrylenko,
Presidential Secretariat First Deputy Head Ivan Vasiunyk, Kyiv Mayor
Oleksandr Omelchenko, Culture & Tourism Minister Ihor Likhovyi. Kyiv
Speaking in the ceremony, President Yushchenko referred to the event as
So, your most cherished dreams will eventually come true and many a kid
life, the President said, addressing the juvenile audience.
President Yushchenko then commented on the Theater’s opening on St
Mykola Petrenko, following which the President and Mayor Olemchenko cut
President Yushchenko donated a computer to the Puppet Theater. Mayor
Omelchenko’s gift was a Bohdan bus.
UKRINFORM NOTE: The Kyiv Academic Puppet Theater was founded
In 1995 the Theater was awarded the Druzhba (“Friendship”) Order, in 2002 it
got the Academic Theater status. The Theater’s repertoire numbers over two
scores of plays by Ukrainian and foreign authors. -30-