Kirovohrad

What is Kirovohrad known for?


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. thumb right Jonathan Powell performing in Kirovohrad (File:Jonathanpowellpianist.jpg) at the Neuhaus (Heinrich Neuhaus) Museum'''Jonathan Powell''' (born 1969) is a British pianist and composer. He was a student of Denis Matthews and Sulamita Aronovsky. He made his performing debut at the age of 20 in the Purcell Room in London. thumb Platon Poretsky (File:Platon Poretsky.jpg) '''Platon Sergeevich Poretsky''' (born October 3, 1846, Elisavetgrad (Kirovohrad) - August 9, 1907) was a noted Russian (Russians) astronomer, mathematician, and logician. Graduated from Kharkov University he worked in Astrakhan and Pulkovo. Later being an astronomer at Kazan University after an advice of his older colleague Professor of Mathematics A.V. Vasiliev at Kazan University (father of Nicolai A. Vasiliev) to learn works of Boole Poretsky developed "logical calculus" and through specific "logical equations" applied it to the theory of probability. Thus, he extended and augmented the works of logicians and mathematicians George Boole, William Stanley Jevons and Ernst Schröder. Spir was born on 10 November 1837 in his father's estates of Spirowska, near the city of Yelisawetgrad (Elizabethgrad, now Kirovohrad, Khersonskaya guberniya), Russian Empire (now in Ukraine). ''Ibid.'', p. 4, 2, n.2. Birth Certificate of African Spir (in Russian) and n.3. German translation of the Birth Certicate and the Certificate of Baptism of African Spir. His father, Alexander Alexandrovich Spir, was a Russian surgeon—Chief Physician of the military Hospital of Odessa specifically—and former professor of mathematics in Moscow. In 1812 he received the Order of St. Vladimir, was knighted, and became councillor and member of Kherson's Governorate hereditary nobility. His mother, Helena Constantinovna Spir, daughter of the major Poulevich, was on her mother's side the grand-daughter of the Greek painter Logino, who arrived in Russia under the reign of Catherine the Great. Alexander Spir gave each of his five children—four boys and one girl—names chosen in an old Greek Calendar, this is the source of the curious name "Afrikan". Spir disliked his Christian name, simply signing his letters and books "A. Spir". His modesty impelled him not to use either the German "von" or the French "de"—denoting his noble status—before his family name. Or to abridge it, if it was absolutely necessary to maintain it, like in his engagement-card: "A. v. Spir-Elise Gatternicht Verlobte Odessa December 1871 Stuttgart", cf.''Ibid.'', p. 4, Personal papers of African Spir, Ms. fr. 1406, 2, no.7. He described his education as follows: "I spent my childood in the countryside and later I studied for a while in Odessa, first in a Private boarding-school and after in a Gymnasium, more or less equivalent, if I do not mistake, to a French high-school. I have not been at the University, instead I entered the Midshipmen's School in Nikolayev (now Mykolaiv), not far fom the Black Sea." Autobiographical notice, cf.''Ibid.'', p. 7, Personal Papers of African Spir, Ms. fr. 1409, 5, no.7. During this period he developed an interest in philosophy and read (in the French translation of Tissot) Immanuel Kant’s ''Critique of Pure Reason'', which gave him the basis of his speculative thought. He later followed the readings of Descartes, David Hume, and Stuart Mill. "two philosophers, Stuart Mill and David Hume, that he appreciated very particularly, and who always stayed his preferred authors, “because, he said, of their clarity et of their perfect sincerity.” Hélène Claparède-Spir, ''Paroles d’un sage : choix de pensées d’African Spir'', (''Words of a wise man: choice of Spir's words'') Paris-Genève, Je Sers-Labor, 1937, p.24. The Wehrmacht introduced reforms in Ukraine allowing limited religious liberty. In January 1942, Bishop Polikarp Sikorsky of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church became the temporary administrator of church lands in the German-occupied Ukraine and he was granted the title of Archbishop of Lutsk and Kovel. He also had authority over Bishoprics at Kiev, Zhytomyr (Bishop Hryhorij Ohijchuk), Poltava, Kirovohrad, Lubny (Bishop Sylvester Hayevsky), Dnipropetrovsk and Bila Tserkva (Bishop Manuyil Tarnavsky) by decree of the Civil German Administration of limited religious liberty in Ukraine. The German Administration also allowed Archbishop Alexander of Pinsk and Polesia to maintain the religious authority he wielded before the war and the same permission was granted to Archbishop Alexander of Volhynia. birth_date Commons:Category:Kirovograd Dmoz:Regional Europe Ukraine Provinces Kirovohrad Oblast Kirovohrad


young people

year the City Mayor awards the scholarships to the students who have outstanding achievements in studying, scientific and civil activity. Student councils and trade unions operate in Kirovohrad higher educational institution. Students have an opportunity to use them for effective solution of the youth’s problems, consolidation of democratic basis of the Ukrainian society. In 2011 the Youth Council was established under the city Council, the participants of which are the most active young people

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the national champions. In team sports our town is professionally presented by the baseball club “KNTU Elizavetgrad” which 16 times became the national champion and 15 times became the owner of Ukrainian sports cup, the football team “Zirka” which is the regular participant of the Ukrainian football championship of the Second League; basketball clubs such as Elizavet-Basket (the silver medalist of the First League of the National Basketball Championship among women) and the basketball team


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“Kirovohrad”, Alina Yagupova was recognized as the best young basketball player of Europe. Bridges of friendship Kirovohrad maintains economic and cultural relations with near and far foreign countries. We use best practice, new technologies and we are ready to share our achievements. Kirovohrad has long-term friendly relations with some Russian cities, especially with Moscow and Vologda. Many joint projects have been implemented together with Lower Silesia province of the Republic of Poland. The Charity Foundation “Humanitarian Aid to Eastern Europe” favoured establishing close friendship between Kirovohrad and Bremerhaven (Germany). Many collectives from Germany, Poland, Slovenia, and Serbia come to our city to take part in the international festivals, such as “Art unites children” and “Children of Europe under one roof”. The Kirovohrad city mayor Oleksandr Sainsus often represents our state in the Congress of local and regional authorities in Europe as a member of the Ukrainian delegation, creating new opportunities for further development of partnership and collaboration with cities in other countries. Climate Kirovohrad is located in the central region of Ukraine. Kirovohrad's climate is moderate continental (Continental climate): cold and snowy winters, and hot summers. The seasonal average temperatures are not too cold in winter, not too hot in summer: Commons:Category:Kirovograd Dmoz:Regional Europe Ukraine Provinces Kirovohrad Oblast Kirovohrad


leading art

. Zankovetska. The heritage of these men of genius gives force to the modern troupe, whose calling card are the plays “Natalka Poltavka”, “Sorochynskyi Fair”, “Match-Making in Honcharivka”. Every year the theatre invites the leading art companies of the country to Khutor Nadia, “the capital of Ukrainian dramaturgy” and the reserve museum of I.Tobilevych (Karpenko-Karyi), for the national festival “Veresnevi Samotsvity”. Recreation areas The city offers a variety of areas for recreation, health improvement and educational excursions. Much attention is paid to development of parks, public gardens and squares. A pedestrian zone status makes Dvortsova Street the most popular place of the evening rendezvous. It is the street of small cafes, restaurants and shops and music which sounds here almost round — the clock. Most often the scales are heard from the windows of Music and Arts Faculty of the State Pedagogic University named after V. Vynnychenko in which the future virtuosos improve their artistic skills. The lungs of the city is the Arboretum — a picturesque island with an attractive green zone landscape and various amusements. Its special feature is 100 thousand tulips which in spring gladden the eyes of all those who want to see the “Kirovohrad wonder”. The reputation of the favourite place of recreation is gained by the culture and recreation park “Kovalyvskyi". “The Arts Weekends”, the people walking, sports competitions, entertaining performances etc. are held here. The greatest children's playground has been built on money which was gained for victory of Kirovohrad team in the Ukrainian project “Maidans”. The Kirov Square is always crowded. Branchy trees, picturesque flowerbeds and fountains make the people enjoy themselves comfortably. Bogdan Khmelnitskyi Square and a public garden where the monument of the Great Kobzar Taras Shevchenko was built, are the places where local and national holidays are celebrated. A real adornment of the city and a favorite place of the wedding couples is a European type square in front of the Kirovohrad City Hall. Four stadiums, a range of sports grounds and tennis courts offer their services to inhabitants and guests of Kirovohrad. An aquatic sports base, a swimming pool and “SLAIZ" skating-rink guarantee high spirits and holiday recreation to all the visitors. The cinemas “Zorianyi" and "Portal" offer newest movies. Centre of folk choreography Kirovohrad is truly considered the capital of Ukrainian choreography. Traditions started by the “Yatran” group and its leader people’s artist of Ukraine Anatoliy Kryvokhyzha are successfully continued by the collectives well-known outside the city — Academic theatre of music, song and dance “Zoryany”, People’s Choreographic Group “Prolisok, Exemplary Choreographic Group “Nadiya”, choreographic groups “Rosynka”, “Metelytsya”, the people’s amateur group of ballroom dances “Konvaliya”, the school of choreographic art of the Kirovohrad city council “Aelita”, dance theatre “Visiting a Fairytale”. Concert programmes of these creative groups are the synthesis of collection, study and artistic processing of the folk melos, the folklore of world’s nations and the creative experience of the leading artists of Ukraine. Among their achievements are recognition, victories in the international, republican festivals, competitions, numerous prizes, performances on the best stages of Ukraine, Russia, the Baltic countries, Serbia, Bulgaria, Germany, France, Holland, Japan, Morocco, Italy, Greece. The achievements of the group “Prolisok” have given the opportunity to open the department of choreographic studies at Kirovohrad State Pedagogic university named after Volodymyr Vynnychenko, and later on the regional general secondary educational complex of humanitarian-aesthetic profile. The reputation of the city as centre of dance and choreography has been confirmed by the triumph of Kirovohrad team in the Ukrainian national project “Maidan’s” — the grand dance show on the main square of the country — Independence Square. Kirovohrad has deservedly won an honorary title of Dance Capital of Ukraine and was awarded one million hryvnias for construction of modern and safe playgrounds for children. The team succeeded under the leadership of the young talented choreographer Oleksandr Leshchenko. During a triumph show dedicated to the winners a new world record was established — 14585 spectators and choreographic groups members were dancing simultaneously on the stadium of FC Zirka. This record was documented by the representative of Guinness Book of Records in Ukraine. Sports There are 48 kinds of sports which are popular in Kirovohrad and 14 sports centres for kids and a school of high sportsmanship where 5 thousand children go in for sports. In our town modern sports-grounds with synthetic flooring are built in the sports-club “Energo-Sport” and in the school “Mriya”; there is also a skateboarding zone in the Kovalivskiy recreation park, the Street Workout in Permska Street, and the first in our region cycle track opened in Kirovohrad. Great attention is paid to the development of sports among children. As a result, young Kirovohrad sportsmen demonstrate high results in national and international competitions: Olha Sviderska, Anastasia Mysnyk, Yevhen Zinoviev are silver medallists of the XIV Paralympics in London; Anna Tovsta, Iryna Tereshchenko are silver medalists of the XXII Summer Deaf Olympics in Bulgaria; Tetyana Tereviatnykova is the teakwood champion of the world championship; Olena Demydova is the multiple medalist of cycle racing European championships; Anastasia Kelar is the bronze medalist of the European weightlifting youth championship. In 2013 Dmytro Yakovenko (high jumping), Bohdan Basko (chess), Olexander Kostyk, Sergiy Fomin (shooting), Olena Gutsan, Ksenia Fedotova (cycle racing), Dmytro Kapinus (athletics), Yana Zdir (climbing), Iryna Maksymova, Julia Prudyus (powerlifting) became the national champions. In team sports our town is professionally presented by the baseball club “KNTU Elizavetgrad” which 16 times became the national champion and 15 times became the owner of Ukrainian sports cup, the football team “Zirka” which is the regular participant of the Ukrainian football championship of the Second League; basketball clubs such as Elizavet-Basket (the silver medalist of the First League of the National Basketball Championship among women) and the basketball team “Kirovohrad”, Alina Yagupova was recognized as the best young basketball player of Europe. Bridges of friendship Kirovohrad maintains economic and cultural relations with near and far foreign countries. We use best practice, new technologies and we are ready to share our achievements. Kirovohrad has long-term friendly relations with some Russian cities, especially with Moscow and Vologda. Many joint projects have been implemented together with Lower Silesia province of the Republic of Poland. The Charity Foundation “Humanitarian Aid to Eastern Europe” favoured establishing close friendship between Kirovohrad and Bremerhaven (Germany). Many collectives from Germany, Poland, Slovenia, and Serbia come to our city to take part in the international festivals, such as “Art unites children” and “Children of Europe under one roof”. The Kirovohrad city mayor Oleksandr Sainsus often represents our state in the Congress of local and regional authorities in Europe as a member of the Ukrainian delegation, creating new opportunities for further development of partnership and collaboration with cities in other countries. Climate Kirovohrad is located in the central region of Ukraine. Kirovohrad's climate is moderate continental (Continental climate): cold and snowy winters, and hot summers. The seasonal average temperatures are not too cold in winter, not too hot in summer: Commons:Category:Kirovograd Dmoz:Regional Europe Ukraine Provinces Kirovohrad Oblast Kirovohrad


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Historical Museum alt Історичний музей Євреї Єлізаветграда url email address Dzerzhynskoho str. (Kirovs'kyi) lat long directions phone +380 52 2320430 fax hours price content Various aspects of the life of Jewish communities reveal thematic stands: "Charity", "Religious Life," "Medicine", "Jewish Education", "Cultural Life," "Industry". +phone +380 52 2243231 *


influential film

and 1885. He then taught piano there himself from 1885 until 1918, whilst also serving as conductor of the Mariinsky Theatre until 1911. '''Arseny Alexandrovich Tarkovsky''' ( , Elisavetgrad (Kirovohrad) – May 27, 1989, Moscow) was a prominent Soviet (USSR) and Russian poet and translator. He is considered one of the great 20th century Russian poets. He was also the father of influential film director


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of Ukrainian choreography. Traditions started by the “Yatran” group and its leader people’s artist of Ukraine Anatoliy Kryvokhyzha are successfully continued by the collectives well-known outside the city — Academic theatre of music, song and dance “Zoryany”, People’s Choreographic Group “Prolisok, Exemplary Choreographic Group “Nadiya”, choreographic groups “Rosynka”, “Metelytsya”, the people’s amateur group of ballroom dances “Konvaliya”, the school of choreographic art of the Kirovohrad city


modern industry

thumb City main post office (2009) (File:Кіровоградський поштамп.jpg) Modern industry in Kirovohrad consists of 11 leading branches that include 100 leading enterprises. The total amount of industrial production sold in 2012 is 7,9 billion hryvnias. The leading role belongs to machine building and food industries. A lot of products of the local enterprises are known far outside Ukraine. Among them are the Chervona Zirka Factory specializing in manufacture of seed drills for grains and crops, cultivators

Kirovohrad

'''Kirovohrad''' ( , ''Kirovograd''), formerly '''Yelisavetgrad''', is a city in central Ukraine located on the Inhul river, and is the administrative center of the Kirovohrad Oblast.

The city is famous for its former Elvoroti brothers factory (today Chervona Zirka). It is also the birthplace of noted figures such as Leon Trotsky, Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Arseny Tarkovsky, African Spir and others.

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