21.02.08 Underwater excavations near Sevastopol

Underwater Heritage Department of Archaeology Institute of Ukrainian National Academy (further - UHD) plans 14 scientific expeditions to sunk ships near Sevastopol.

Sergey Voronov (UHD Director) said that excavations will be taken not only in Black Sea and Sea of Azov, but in Dnieper and Danube rivers as well.

Among most interesting Voronov mentioned sail-oared Byzantine vessel dated IX-X c. that was found at a depth of 39 meters near Chersonese cape (Sevastopol).

Also UHD plans to certify remainings of settlement at the bottom of Egorlytskiy Gulf (northern part of Black Sea) that was never explored before. Other interesting object for archaeologists is battleship "Empress Catherine II" that was found occasionally at a depth of 133 meters in 36km distance from Sevastopol shore by Voronov expedition while searching German submarine of WWI period.

Besides, archaeologists explore Soviet torpedo-boat "Dzerzhinsky" that was mined and sank in 1942 trying to deliver supplies to Sevastopol surrounded by Nazi troops.
Main affords of summer expeditions will be applied to Balaclava to well known locations of "Agnes Blaike" and Soviet m/v "Lenin".
01.01.08 Odessa Opera January schedule

03.01 12:00 A.Adan "JIZELLE"
06.01 12:00 P. Tchaikovsky "SWAN LAKE"
08.01 18:00 J.Rossini "LA BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA"
09.01 16:00 P.Tchaikovsky "IOLANTA"
10.01 16:00 P. Tchaikovsky "SWAN LAKE"
11.01 18:00 J. Verdi "UN BALLO IN MASCHERA"
12.01 18:00 J. Verdi "LA TRAVIATA"
13.01 18:00 C O N C E R T O
16.01 18:00 M.Arcas "KATERYNE" Renewed theatrical
17.01 18:00 A.Adan "JIZELLE"
18.01 18:00 J.Puccini "MADAM BUTTERFLY"
19.01 18:00 J. Verdi "RIGOLETTO"
20.01 18:00 F. Shopin "SHOPINIANA" G.Bizet - R. Shchedrin "CARMEN - SUITE"
23.01 18:00 J. Verdi "LA TRAVIATA"
24.01 18:00 A.Adan "JIZELLE"
25.01 18:00 J.Rossini "LA BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA"
26.01 18:00 P.Maskanyi "CAVALERIA RUSTICANA"
27.01 16:00 L.Minkus "BAYADERKA"
30.01 16:00 L.Minkus "BAYADERKA"
31.01 18:00 G.Bizet "CARMEN"
07.09.07 Yalta Rally on Sep 14-16
Time of the event: September 14-16
Place of the event: city of Yalta, highways near Ay-Petri Mountain, highways near city of Alushta
Conception: Yalta PRIME rally is a stage of "European Cup" international rally.

The best rally teams from Ukraine and foreign guests will challenge themselves on serpentine mountain highways. The racers and their sports cars will go through a tough test. They will have to cover almost 200 kilometers of winding roads of mountainous Crimea, which were highly evaluated by the specialist from the International Automobile Federation.

Day 1 (Sep 14)

16:00 Introductory press-conference
17:00 Rally openings ceremony at Yalta quay with the participation of all teams, VIP guests and mass media
20:00 Concert with participation of Ukrainian stage stars: “NeAngely” group and Natalya Mogilevskaya
22:00 PRIME present PRIME Disco Party. Private cocktail party for the sportsmen and VIP guests in "Allegro" restaurant. Concert of Bondarchuk will take place during the party.

Day 2 (Sep 15)

09:00 - 18:00 - Rally (Ay-Petri Mountain, Sokolinoye village, Orlinoye village)
19:00 Press conference summarizing the results of the day.
20:00 Concert with participation of Ukrainian and Russian stage stars: Tina Karol, guests from Belarus "Lyapis Trubetskoi" group.
22:00 "WOG and Kozyrnaya Karta present": Exclusive VIP Party in the «Nobu» restaurant

Day 3 (Sep 16)

09:00 – 18:00 Rally (Livadiya, Simeiz, Opolznevoe village)
18:00 Summarizing press-conference
19:00 Closing. Winners awarding ceremony. Fireworks.
21:00 Concert of honored People’s Artist of Russian Federation Boris Moiseev
22:00 Back to USSR party. People.net presents cocktail party for VIP guests, journalists and rally participants on the occasion of completion of Yalta PRIME Rally 2007.

About 200 000 citizens and guests of Yalta will be able to observe the breathtaking events. Millions of television viewers thanks to live broadcast will watch the start and the finish.
Representatives of the leading mass media of Ukraine and Russia, as well as foreign journalists are invited to the competition.
08.08.07 Kazantip Kite Games - an open kite surfing championship
Kazantip Kite Games - an open kite surfing championship will be held at territory of Kazantip music festifal, not far from Eupatoria on 13 - 19 August 2007.
Freestyle, long distance and best trick disciplines will be presented.
13.07.07 Treasure was found near Feodosia
Over 10 000 coins of Crimean Khanate period were found in the crock near Feodosia.
According information from director of Feodosia museum of coins, it was discovered accidentally.
Coins were the lowest value but in total presented considerable amount for that period. For instance 4 akhche(name of coins) cost chicken, 22 akhche for ram. Coins were made of low quality silver(20%) and copper(80%).
This is the biggest treasure in history of Crimea and Ukraine since Ukraine independence. Previously the biggest considered to be "Crimean treasury" that was found at Chufut-Kale( 4 250 coins).