Ukraine's First Lady to visit Stamford Museum Tuesday

By On September 24, 2018

Ukraine's First Lady to visit Stamford Museum Tuesday

  • This handout picture taken and released by the Ukrainian Presidential Press-Service shows Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (2nd L) and his wife Maryna crossing themselves near the coffin of Metropolitan Volodymyr, late Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, in Kiev on June 5, 2014. Volodymr died at the age of 78 early on July 5. AFP PHOTO /UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS-SERVICE/ MYKHAYLO MARKIV -- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT " AFP PHOTO /UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS-SERVICE/ MYKHAYLO MARKIV " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS --MYKHAYLO MARKIV/AFP/Getty Images Photo: MYKHAYLO MARKIV / AFP/Getty Images / AFP

    This handout picture taken and released by the Ukrainian Presidential Press-Service shows Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (2nd L) and his wife Maryna crossing themselves near the coffin of Metropolitan Volodymyr, late Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, in Kiev on June 5, 2014. Volodymr died at the age of 78 early on July 5. AFP PHOTO /UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS-SERVICE/ MYKHAYLO MARKIV -- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT " AFP PHOTO /UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS-SERVICE/ MYKHAYLO MARKIV " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS --MYKHAYLO MARKIV/AFP/Getty Images

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This handout picture taken and released by the Ukrainian Presidential Press-Service shows Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (2nd L) and h is wife Maryna crossing themselves near the coffin of Metropolitan Volodymyr, late Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, in Kiev on June 5, 2014. Volodymr died at the age of 78 early on July 5. AFP PHOTO /UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS-SERVICE/ MYKHAYLO MARKIV -- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT " AFP PHOTO /UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS-SERVICE/ MYKHAYLO MARKIV " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS --MYKHAYLO MARKIV/AFP/Getty Images

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STAMFORD-Ukraine’s first lady and the wife of Ukraine’s ambassador to the United Nations will visit the Ukrainian Museum on Glenbrook Road Tuesday.

U.S. Secret Service agents and a security team from Ukraine have inspected the museum and will accompany Maryna Anatolyivna Poroshenko, the wife of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Iryna Yelchenko, wife of Volodymy Yelchenko, Ukraine’s ambassador to the United Nations, during their tour Tuesday.

Msgr. John Terlecky, who served as pastor of St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s Ukrainian Catholic church in Ansonia, will welcome the group while Lubow Wolynetz, the museum’s curator will perform the tour.

Presently the museum features an exhibit of photographs, documents and artifacts commemorating the 100th anniversary of Ukraine’s 18-month independence in 1918. That exhibit will run through Nov. 1. It is open to the public Wednesdays through Fridays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Later Tuesday Wolynetz, the Stamford museum’s curator, will receive a presidential medal for her contributions to preserving and encouraging interest in Ukrainian Culture and Folk Arts in the U.S.

Poroshenko, Ukraine’s President who is in New York for meetings at the United Nations, will present the medal during a private ceremony at the Ukrainian Institute of America in Manhattan.

Ukraine’s first attempt at independence lasted just 18 months before Russia overran the country and made it part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. It remained there until August 24, 1991 when Ukraine once again declared independence following the break-up the Soviet Union.

Hostilities resumed in 2014 when Russia annexed the Crimea area. That was followed by ongoing fighting in Donetsk and Lugansk, regions which claimed independence from Ukraine.

The Stamford visit by Ukraine’s first lady marks the second time in a month a Ukrainian world leader will be there.

In August Major Archibishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, the leader of the world’s six million Ukrainian Greek Catholics visited the museum, St. Vladimir’s Cathedral on Wenzel Terrace and St. Basil’s Seminary on Glenbrook Road before being feted at a fundraising dinner at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel.

Source: Google News Ukraine | Netizen 24 Ukraine

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