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National Kyiv-Pechersk Ukraine establish cooperation with Geo Routes Greece

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Geo & Aegean Routes experiential, cultural & environmental journeys which held under the auspices of the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO and the support of the European Commission Representation in Greece.

Memorandum of Understanding & Cooperation between National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical & Cultural Preserve (Ukraine) and Geo Routes Cultural Institute (Greece) signed early 2015, in an aim at strengthening the inter-cultural dialogue, the mutual understanding, the familiarization and the cultural awareness between Ukraine & Greece.

The ceremony which took place at the Embassy of Ukraine in Athens-Greece, has been attented by the Ambassador of Ukraine HE Volodymyr Shkurov, the President of the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO Mrs. Ekaterini Tzitzikosta, the ex. Director General for International Economic Affairs of the Hellenic Ministry for Foreign Affairs Ambassador Michael Christides, and selected people and officials from the business and cultural sectors of Greece.

The Director General of National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical & Cultural Preserve Mr. Lubomyr Mykhaylyna and the President of Geo Routes Cultural Institute Mr. Giannis Balakakis have agreed to set up working committees to develop and deliver projects related to the promotion of the Cultural Heritage, the Environmental protection, the Social Responsibility and the Sustainable Development.



Kiev Pechersk Lavra in Kiev, Ukraine was founded in 1051 as a historic Orthodox Christian monastery and together with the Cathedral of Saint Sophia are inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Under the administration of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine the complex includes the State Museum National Kiev-Pechersk Historic-Cultural Preserve, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the residence of the Metropolitan Onuphrius, the Great Lavra Belltower, numerous churches, St.Nicholas Monastery, the Kiev Theological Academy as well a very complex system of narrow underground catacombs, that housing numerous living quarters and underground chapels.

Geo & Aegean Routes experiential, cultural & environmental journeys which held under the auspices of the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO and the support of the European Commission Representation in Greece. The journeys provided by Geo & Aegean Routes aim at highlighting the ‘other side’ of Greece, promoting our cultural heritage and contributing to the development of the local society through Corporate Social Responsibility programs.

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