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BRAMA, July 14, 2000, 4:30pm EDT
How about a "Slavutych"?
-- H.K. (BRAMA); Photos: Stefa Charczenko
New York - No, we don't mean the "Slavutych" of Ukrainian beer fame, and not the city in Ukraine either - we are referring to the Ukrainian naval vessel by the same name that joined the other ships participating in the week-long OpSail2000 festivities in New York City.
Coverage of the event focused heavily on the more than 100 participating Tall Ships, in particular the Ukrainian vessel "Bat'kivshchyna," and the spectacular Parade of Sail which took place on July 4th. The other major attraction on Independence Day was the presence of the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy, from which President Clinton reviewed nearly 40 naval ships from 24 nations, including Ukraine's command ship "Slavutych."
Berthed at Pier 7 in Brooklyn after the parade, the "Slavutych" hosted many area visitors during the week. At an evening reception organized by the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations last week, Captain Ihor Teniuch welcomed members of the New York/New Jersey Ukrainian community on board ship (photos right). In addition to Diasporan community guests, attending the informal gathering were representatives from the Permanent Mission of Ukraine including Second Secretary Dina Neskorozhanna, and Mr. Serhiy Pohorel'tsev, Acting Consul General of Ukraine (New York).
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