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FOREIGN PRESS TOUR OF THE SITES OF REFORMATION The MAINSTREAM agency carried out a foreign press tour of the sites of Reformation.
Senior Event Manager at MAINSTREAM
'I’ve already been with journalists in foreign press tours earlier. This trip stands out in my mind for the special atmosphere. Certainly, the credit for this, in the first place, goes to our guide—Petro Kotlyarov, Ph.D. in history. He managed to make historical facts vivid and of current interest.'
R500, press tour: France, Switzerland, Germany

We organized and carried out another foreign press tour for journalists of Ukrainian publications and TV channels.

The press tour was held at the initiative of the organizing committee for the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, and its purpose was to tell the journalists about the milestone events of that time and their impact on life in modern Europe.

From October 10–17, journalists visited seven cities related to the life and work of Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Ulrich Zwingli, whose ideas later laid the foundation for the development of most European countries. Economic growth, a progressive educational system, democracy, and the rule of law—everything we always connect with modern Europe—are rooted in the ideas of the Reformation.

The press tour began in Strasbourg, which hosted the roundtable dedicated to the Reformation in the premises of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. And it ended in Geneva, which is rightfully considered not only as the face of Protestantism, but also the model of economic development and prosperity of its citizens.


Pursuant to the decree of the President of Ukraine, the year 2017 was declared the year of celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. There were scientific conferences and forums, new books, films, and TV programs, about the Reformation. The National Bank of Ukraine timed the issue of a new 5 UAH commemorative coin to this event. The press tour to Europe was one of the terminal events of the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.