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11:57 12 Aug 2021

For the first time in the UK: a Ukrainian-language audio guide in London

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At the initiative of the First Lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, the first Ukrainian-language audio guide in the UK, the twenty-seventh in the world, was launched within the Cultural Diplomacy Project in the Tower of London.

The press service of the Office of the President announced this, Rubryka reports.

In October 2020, while in London, the President's wife was present at the signing of a Memorandum with the Administration of the Royal Royal Palaces on establishing the first audio guide in Ukrainian in the UK. Today everyone has an opportunity to listen to a tour in Ukrainian in the world-famous Tower of London.

The Tower is an architectural symbol of Great Britain, a museum monument. This fortress is located on the north bank of the Thames, in London's historic center. During its existence, the complex of buildings managed to be an arsenal, a treasury, a place of storage of royal jewels, but Tower became the most famous once it was a prison.

For the British, the Tower has a special historical significance. Today it's a treasury with unique exhibits, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Україномовний аудіогід у Тауері

"Over the last year, starting in June 2020, despite the difficult situation around the world and the relentless fight against the coronavirus, we have managed to spread the Ukrainian language in 27 locations, launching audio guides in the world's most prominent cultural monuments. There are many more interesting places in the world where the Ukrainian language will be heard soon," Olena Zelenska said.

The launch of the first Ukrainian audio guide in the UK is an important step in promoting our culture and opening up new opportunities for Ukrainians living abroad or traveling to other countries.

Earlier, the First Lady initiated the launch of Ukrainian-language audio guides in France, Montenegro, Sweden, Denmark, Uzbekistan, Italy, Kenya, and other countries.

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