Ambassador of Ukraine to open Consular Office in Tucsonby Hot Off The Press (Release) on Jan. 17, 2013, under Press Releases
Embassy of Ukraine to open a consular Office in Tucson.
On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, The Honorable O. Mostsyk, Ambassador of Ukraine and S. Alyoshin, Consul General (San Francisco) will visit Tucson to open a consular office and introduce the honorary consul, Mr. Taras Warvariv.
They will hold meetings at the University of Arizona and plan to meet members of the Tucson City council.
In the afternoon, 4-5 p.m, Ambassador Motsyk will attend an event at the Student Union Gallery of the University of Arizona to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Genocidal Famine in Ukraine. A historical perspective on the Famine will be presented by the Rt. Rev. Mitered Protopresbyter Andriy Chirovsky, S. Th. D. , Peter and Doris Kule Professor of Eastern Christian Theology and Spirituality at Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada.
The Commemoration Event coincides with the gallery’s art exhibit, which will run through February 1. The Exhibit is titled: HOLODOMOR – THROUGH THE EYES OF CHILDREN, a collective remembrance of children’s art of the Ukrainian terror famine. This exhibition marks the 80th Anniversary of the tragic event in Ukraine from 1932-1933, when the Soviet Communist government starved several million people through an artificial famine (Holodomor-Murder by Hunger). The exhibition is a culmination of work comprised of over 300 paintings from over 40 schools and regional centers in Ukraine. The works reflect and honor the Holodomor as interpreted through the hearts and hands of young students in Ukraine who have put on canvas their perception of this tragic event.
The event is free and all are cordially invited to attend.
Ihor A. Kunasz, President
Ukrainian American Society of Tucson