Taking Center Stage

30.01.12 | Weekly

Kyiv Weekly celebrated its tenth anniversary at the National Philharmonic on Monday, January 23, in grand style. Evolution Media, the owner of KW, demonstrated how important KW is to independent media in Ukraine. In keeping with KW´s mission to serve the community with a broad range of independent news and analysis, the event attracted dignitaries from not only the local media, but also the diplomatic, business and entertainment communities

This was more than a cocktail party. After a round of introductions, guests were shown a brief documentary film about one of KW´s many community projects the Hostomel Animal Shelter, which was the featured charity of the evening. The facility is run by volunteers, so KW used the opportunity of its anniversary celebration to collect donations and hold a draw for an iPad.

The centerpiece of the evening was a provided by the opera soloist Kostyantyn Rittel-Kobyliansky, who performed a range of songs, from high opera to cabaret classics, in the main viewing hall. Thereafter, guests mingled until well past the official closure of festivities. We look forward to another ten years of success and community service.