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We are Crimea

We are Crimea

We are Crimea

The occupation of the Crimean peninsula was not all of a sudden. Russia had been preparing informationally and politically for a long time, took a chance while the state authorities were being re-elected at the beginning of 2014, and dared...

Cubans of Ukraine. Who are they?

National Minorities

Cubans of Ukraine. Who are they?

The Cuban community in Ukraine began to take shape in the 1960s, after the socialist system proclamation in the island nation. Diplomatic relations and student exchange programs between Cuba and the Soviet Union continued from then until Ukraine’s independence. Cubans...

Starobilsk. The new life of a library

Education

Starobilsk. The new life of a library

In 2014 an influential academic library moved from Luhansk, which was occupied by Russian terrorist groups, to the small city of Starobilsk. All they had back then were documents, a rubber stamp and no books at all. In order to...

Shaping clay and dreaming of Crimea

Crafts

Shaping clay and dreaming of Crimea

With the beginning of the Russian occupation of Crimea in 2014, Tetiana Bolharova left the peninsula for the mainland of Ukraine, where she mastered pottery. In Kherson, she opened a workshop, where she now conducts masterclasses, teaching others to make...

Oleg Sentsov and his Crimea

We are Crimea

Oleg Sentsov and his Crimea

Oleg Sentsov is a Ukrainian film director, scriptwriter, writer and activist. In 2014, he was arrested in Simferopol by the Russian FSB (Federal Security Service — ed.) on charges of plotting a series of terrorist attacks. After five years of...

Germans of Ukraine. Who are they?

National Minorities

Germans of Ukraine. Who are they?

Out of the 30,000 ethnic Germans who spread out in almost all regions of Ukraine between the 9th and 20th centuries, around 3,000 live in cities and villages of Zakarpattia. The German settlers in this region best preserved local German...

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