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Ninth in a year. The audio guide in Ukrainian started working at the Colosseum

26 December 2020 - 14:57

Ninth in a year. The audio guide in Ukrainian started working at the Colosseum

The ninth Ukrainian audio guide was launched as part of the project of the First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska to introduce Ukrainian-language audio guides in museums around the world. This time - at the Colosseum in Rome.

The introduction of Ukrainian-language audio guides is part of the "cultural diplomacy" vector. This project is aimed to spread the Ukrainian language in the world, so that the voice of Ukraine is heard in the world's most outstanding landmarks.

“The idea of introducing Ukrainian-language audio guides first came to me in Berlin during a bus tour of the city. In fact, this was the first time I saw Ukrainian in the list of possible languages,” Olena Zelenska said.

The Colosseum is the largest amphitheater of ancient Rome built in the I century AD. The Colosseum ranks first in the world among all cultural monuments (buildings) and third among museums in terms of the number of visitors, second only to the Louvre and the National Museum of China.

Ukrainian dubbing actor Yuriy Soskov became the "voice" of the audio guide.

"I am glad to join this, in my opinion, necessary project. It is great that our country started to take care of the native language in museums around the world," Yuriy Soskov said.

According to the wife of the President of Ukraine, next year Ukrainian-language audio guides will be introduced in the Tower of London, the Palace of Versailles, the National Museum of Natural History in Berlin, the Vatican Museum, the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, and the Savitsky State Museum of Art in Uzbekistan.