News from and about Ukraine & Ukrainians: Ukrainian Community Press Releases
Home - NEWS - Weather - Biz - Sports - Press - Calendar - Classifieds

Home - НОВИНИ - Погода - Ділове - Спорт - Прес - Календар - Оголошення

getLinks(); ?>

UkraiNEWStand BRAMA Press News UKR News ENG News RUS News GOV'T TV/Radio Journals Newsletters World Kiosks
Fri, March 01, 02:18 EST
  • BRAMA Press
  • Submit press releases here

  • BRAMA Home
  • BRAMA's UkraiNewstand

  • Search

  • full search
  • NEWS
     ·  Regional-National-Int'l
     ·  Politics/Elections
     ·  Business
     ·  Diaspora/Community
     ·  Issues/Health
     ·  Education
     ·  Arts/Culture
     ·  Religion
     ·  Sports
     ·  Travel
     ·  BRAMA Press
  • News & Politics BB (Chat)
  • Nova Khvylia BB
  • Traditions BB
  • Travel BB
  • Business Connections BB
  • E-mail Lists

  • Features
     ·  Politics/Elections
     ·  History of Ukraine
     ·  Ukrainian Traditions
     ·  Ukrainian Shops

    [BRAMA Client Websites]
    places to visit

    What will L.Kuchma's fate be under the Yushchenko presidency?
    Same as Ceausescu
    Exile in Russia or elsewhere
    Prosecution and jail in Ukraine
    Immunity from prosecution in Ukraine
    Pardoned by Yushchenko
  • [Results & comment board] ...
  • Horoscope
    Horoscope (Ukr1251 only):

    DISCLAIMER:The contents of press releases on this website represent solely the positions of their respective authors and organizations. BRAMA neither endorses nor disapproves of the views expressed therein. BRAMA retains all final rights as to what may or may not appear on these pages.

    [ TOP]

    BRAMA News and Community Press

    BRAMA, June 9, 2005, 3:00 am ET

    Press release

    Richard Gere, Russian, and Ukrainian leaders come together to call attention to surging HIV/AIDS epidemic in Eurasia

    (L-R) Dmitry Blyumkin (MTV Russia), John Tedstrom (TPAA President), Richard Gere, Drew Altman (Kaiser Foundation, CEO)

    New York, June 9, 2005 - American actor Richard Gere led over 130 guests at a special dinner today intended to call attention to the surging HIV/AIDS epidemics in Russia and Ukraine and expand collaboration between the United States and these countries to help stop the spread of this disease. The event was the capstone of three days of official meetings in Washington and New York by a senior delegation of Russian policy leaders, business executives, and media representatives organized by the non-governmental organization Transatlantic Partners Against AIDS (TPAA).

     ·  TPAA Website
     ·  TPAA Board Members
     ·  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

    Valery Zubov, Deputy Chairman of the Russian parliament's Credit and Financial Market Committee and former Governor of Krasnoyarsk province, led the Russian delegation during its visit to the United States this week. Their official meetings included stops at the White House, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of State, and an HIV/AIDS clinic in Manhattan. Their message was clear - Russia and the United States must consider their joint effort to fight HIV/AIDS as important as their collaboration on nuclear non-proliferation or cooperation in space. Additional delegation members included Vladimir Golovnev, Co-Chairman of the "Business Russia" Association and President of the Association of Textile and Light Industries Enterprises, and Dmitry Blyumkin, Marketing Director at MTV-Russia.

    "We must acknowledge that HIV/AIDS is a growing strategic threat to Russia's society, economy and national security," said Mr. Zubov. "In order to beat this epidemic, Russian policymakers, government experts, public organizations, business leaders, mass media, and people living with HIV should act together with our international partners, especially the United States. Russia must urgently address this problem with increased resources, serious political leadership, and expanded prevention and treatment efforts."

    Ukrainian Ambassador Valery Kuchinsky with Leo Hindery, Jr.

    Among the many special guests on hand at tonight's event were Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Nations Valeriy Kuchinsky, Russian Consul General in New York, Sergey Garmonin; UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Asia, Dr. Nafis Sadik; former Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Konstantin Gryshchenko; and, award-winning fashion designer Helen Yarmak. Also present were leaders from corporations and organizations active in the fight against AIDS in Russia and Ukraine, including the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Open Society Institute, the World Bank, the MAC AIDS Fund, Viacom, the BMS Foundation, Pfizer, Inc., Merck & Co., ChevronTexaco, the US- Russia Business Council, and many others. CTC Media, AeroSvit Ukrainian Airlines, and the Asia Society sponsored the event.

    "By your presence here tonight, you demonstrate your commitment to joining this noble fight. Only by working together can we hope to stem the spread of this terrible disease and contribute to a healthier, more secure future in Eurasia," said John Tedstrom, President of Transatlantic Partners Against AIDS.

    The event included the presentation of TPAA's first Founders' Award to its Chairman Emeritus and co-Founder, Leo Hindery, Jr., honoring his iron commitment to the fight against HIV/AIDS worldwide. For nearly two decades, Mr. Hindery has used his leadership positions in some of the United States' top media and telecommunications companies to draw attention to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, to fight discrimination and to promote prevention programs and access to treatment.

    Mr. Hindery said: "It is humbling to accept this Award, and it is thanks to the unstinting efforts of the truly remarkable people of TPAA and of my co-chairs that this three-country, multi-party partnership is now fighting every day to save lives from this brutal epidemic."

    Mr. Kuchinsky with Jackie Judd (KFF VP Sr. Advisor for Communications)

    About HIV/AIDS in Russia & Ukraine

    Russia and Ukraine have emerged as new epicenters in the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, registering among the world's fastest growing rates of new infection. Experts estimate that as many as 1.5 million Russians and 500,000 Ukrainians are already HIV positive, and the growth rate of new infections is among the highest in the world. Young people are especially at-risk, with over 80 percent of all registered cases of HIV-infection among men and women under age 30. For more information about HIV/AIDS in Ukraine or Russia, visit or .

    About Transatlantic Partners Against AIDS (TPAA)

    Transatlantic Partners Against AIDS (TPAA) is an independent, non-governmental organization - with offices in Kyiv, Moscow and New York - that fights HIV/AIDS in Ukraine, Russia, and neighboring countries by raising awareness, strengthening political will, providing policy research, and supporting government, business, and media responses to the epidemic. For more information, visit TPAA online at: and

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    More BRAMA Press Releases -- Click Here
    Comments and observations about this article and other news
    may be posted to the BRAMA News & Politics Comment Board


    Ukraine video timeline: a year of protests and violence. Daily Telegraph 2/21/2015

    Nadiya Savchenko's speech in Basmanny Court, Moscow, 10.02.2015 (Voices of Ukraine)

    Joe Biden: Don’t tell us. Show us, President Putin. 2/7/2015 Munich Security Conference

    Speech by President of Ukraine at the Munich Security conference Feb 7 2015

    #FreeSavchenko video by Adriana Luhovy [Twitter storm Jan 26 2015]


    Twitter storm day Jan 26 2015

    Live map of Ukraine

    Ukraine Today TV LIVE on Youtube

    Live map of Ukraine

    Live map of Ukraine

    Timothy Snyder: Ukrainian History, European Future. Timothy D. Snyder is a well-known historian and professor of history at Yale University. Speaking at the National University 'Kyiv-Mohyla Academy' on May 15, 2014 on deep connection and strong bonds between Ukrainian and European history.

    Громадське радіо

    Громадське радіо

    Громадське телебачення

    Громадське телебачення

    Facebook Євромайдан

    Facebook Євромайдан

    Happy Kyiv (inspired by Pharrell Williams 'Happy')

    Inauguration of Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko, June 7, 2014

    The Kyiv Post

    День The Day Newspaper

    Експрес онлайн -- Львів

    Voice of America/Голос Америки

    Mirror Weekly/Дзеркало Тижня


    Foto I |  Foto II |  Slideshow

    World Issues
     ·  Afghanistan
     ·  Iran
     ·  Iraq
     ·  Afghanistan
     ·  Iran
     ·  Iraq

    Climate Effects
     ·  Global Warming
     ·  Hurricanes
     ·  Earthquake
     ·  Bird Flu
     ·  Climate Change
     ·  Hurricanes
     ·  Earthquake
     ·  Bird Flu

    Nasha knopka Наша кнопка

    Yushchenko 2009 (NYC)
    Yushchenko 2008 (NYC)
    Genocide (NYC)
    Rushnyk (NYC)
    more ...

    Video: OC Yushchenko speech
    Video: Orange Circle Yushchenko
    Video: Heritage Days
    more ...

    more ... ]  

    ** Special: [Ukrainian Holidays and Traditions] [SHOP UKRAINIAN] [POLITICS]

    BRAMA Home -- BRAMA in Ukrainian -- Calendar -- UkraiNEWStand -- Community Press -- Search BRAMA -- Arts/Culture -- Business -- CLASSIFIEDS -- Compute/Software -- Social Issues -- Education -- Fun -- Law -- e-LISTS&BB's -- Nova Khvylia (New Wave) -- SPORTS -- Travel -- Ukraine -- Government -- Diaspora Directory -- Suggest a Link -- Report a dead link -- About BRAMA - WebHosting - Domains - Advertising -- What's New? -- GOOGLE-- Yahoo!
    Copyright © 1997-2011 BRAMA,, Inc. All Rights Reserved.