Battle intensifies over Podil’s Hostynny Dvir

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Aug. 20, 2012, 1:42 p.m. | Kyiv — by Oksana Faryna

Free German language class with Yohann Amman is only one of numerous events held in Hostynny Dvir at 4, Kontraktova Square in Kyiv as a part of public campaign started on May 26 to protest against the building's possible reconstruction into a shopping mall and privatization.
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The site of the protests is a picturesque, white-walled courtyard on Kontraktova Square in Kyiv. For nearly three months, a handful of activists have occupied Hostynny Dvir, or Hospitable Courtyard, to save it from privatization and preserve it as a city landmark.

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AL BALA Aug. 20, 2012, 6:43 p.m.    

Prime Minister Mykola Azarov signed a decree which deprived Hostynny Dvir its status of a monument of architecture a year ago.

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Ukrtoday Ukraine Aug. 20, 2012, 11:53 p.m.    

I wish them all the success. This building should be developed as a community resource and not for private commercial interests. It should not have been removed from the historic register.

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