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Golden Gate District to become Kyiv's cultural hub with own brand

November 14, 2021 5:25 pmby Artur Korniienko

The district’s community representatives and municipal authorities held a forum on Nov. 11-12 to develop a strategy to make Zoloti Vorota (Golden Gate) a “contemporary culture district.” Among other things, this would entail more cultural events and venues for the area. Yana Barinova, the head of Kyiv City Council’s cultural department said she believes this will “create a powerful Kyiv brand.”

The centrally-located Zoloti Vorota ranked as one of the world’s coolest neighborhoods in 2021, according to British publication Time Out.

Artur Korniienko
Author: Artur Korniienko

Artur Korniienko is a culture writer at the Kyiv Independent. He previously reported on Ukrainian literature, art, music, film and social issues for the Kyiv Post, including the controversial Babyn Yar memorial and other development projects opposed by the community. In 2021, he ran a podcast about Ukrainian migrant workers for RFE/RL on the Vaclav Havel Fellowship in Prague. With a Master's in Journalism from the Ukrainian Catholic University, Korniienko had also worked as a freelance journalist and a TV correspondent.