Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
June 17
11:00 AMKYIVTamila Tasheva, Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea;

Alim Aliev, Deputy Director of the Ukrainian Institute;

Ismail Kurt-Umer, singer; 

Oleh Skrypka, musician and founder of the Land of Dreams ethnic music and culture festival. 

All in person.
Press Conference: “The Crimean Stage ‘Bağçasaray’ at the Land of Dreams Anniversary Ethnofestival”

Topics of focus:
– The significance of this year’s Crimean Stage, a long-standing feature of the Land of Dreams festival, established well before the occupation of Crimea;
– An overview of the Crimean Stage lineup and specifics about the forthcoming event;
– The necessity of supporting and safeguarding Crimean Tatar culture, along with the cultures of other indigenous peoples of Ukraine, especially in light of the russian occupation of Crimea;
– Raising awareness of the Indigenous cultures of Ukraine both domestically and internationally.

Why is it interesting?
The twentieth anniversary of the Land of Dreams ethno festival will be held in Kyiv from June 21-23. The festival will include 15 thematic areas and two stages, one of which is the Crimean Stage “Bağçasaray” (Bakhchysarai). The Crimean Stage program envisions a variety of unique cultural events to take place. Visitors can participate in workshops on Crimean Tatar dances and the traditional wrestling “Kuresh,” join panel discussions, and view exhibitions about the military from Crimea and “Stories from the Occupied Crimea.”