Ukraine Gets Exclusive Coverage in the Washington Post
KYIV, Ukraine, February 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
On February 1st The Washington Post released a supplement special on Ukraine, informed Director General of Information Policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Oleg Voloshyn during a briefing in Kyiv. The issue features the in-depth material on cultural aspects of life in Ukraine, articles on agriculture and energy sectors, nuclear disarmament and National Projects.
The special supplement to the February 1 printed edition of The Washington Post, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, includes an interview with Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper (an American Naval officer and a former NASA astronaut, formerly of Ukrainian origin), as well as an article authored by Orest Deychakiwsky - an expert with the U.S. Helsinki Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, representative of Ukrainian diaspora in the U.S. In his contribution to the special edition of The Washington Post Orest Deychakiwsky described efforts by the U.S. government to support the independence of Ukraine. Oleg Voloshyn emphasized that the special edition pays little attention to politics; instead, it focuses on other issues.
The printed supplement special on Ukraine also features articles on local agriculture and energy, information on Ukraine's contribution to global nuclear disarmament, current National Projects, and even religious preferences of the citizens.
Another part of the supplement special is presented in the form of collage that incorporates rockets and wildlife in Ukraine. It symbolizes multifaceted nature of Ukraine. "We aimed to showcase the diversity of Ukraine," explained Oleg Voloshyn. The official added that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine arranged for similar promotional publications in other major international outlets. For example, in December of 2011 a leading German daily business newspaper Handelsblatt published a supplement special on Ukraine that focused on EURO 2012. Daily circulation of Handelsblatt equals almost 150,000 persons while The Washington Post covers the audience exceeding half a million readers.
The embassy of Ukraine in the USA came up with the idea of collaboration with The Washington Post, said Oleg Voloshyn. He emphasized that many governments across the globe use similar kind of promotion: "India, China, Argentina… if I'm not mistaken, Russia publishes a quarterly supplement Russia Now [with The Washington Post]."
The aim of the special edition is to acquaint foreign readers with Ukraine.
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