As reports the US Embassy in Ukraine, the U.S. government opened a free center in Kyiv, called America House, that is a resource for American culture, education, and information.
— Geoffrey Pyatt (@GeoffPyatt) 21 Травень 2015
U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel:
“America House is the connection between Ukrainian democracy, Ukrainian reform and the ideals that we share together — free speech, debate, conversation. … This is where the continuing conversation about the most important issues in Ukraine can take place, here, in a dialogue that we are part of,” said Richard Stengel. America House is both the symbol and reality of America’s commitment to the people of Ukraine.”
The grand opening was on May 20, 2015. America House is part of a network of U.S. government–sponsored American Spaces located throughout the world that operate as focal points for information about the U.S., language education and the exchange of cultural information.
The first exhibition was a collection of photos of Ukrainian soldiers by American photographer Joseph Sywenkyj. As it is announced on America House Kyiv official Facebook, among planned events are Workshop for Teachers of English, Open Discussion: Western Media Coverage and the Ukraine Crisis, a documentary film screening to mark the anniversary of the deportation of Crimean Tatars, conversation clubs, film nights and seminars for those interested in improving their English.