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The secrets of the Bilsk hillfort

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The secrets of the Bilsk hillfort

For its scale, the Bilsk hillfort in the Poltava region is a paradoxically little-known historic monument. With an area of 5,000 hectares it is probably the largest settlement of the Early Iron Age in Eastern Europe. The historical reserve in...

What is Plast? London Branch

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What is Plast? London Branch

In 2020, London celebrated the 15th anniversary of the Plast revival. Created in a similar way to scouting but with national features, for many people, this youth movement is an important place for growing up and education, shaping one’s identity,...

An entire hamlet saved during the Holodomor

Holodomor

An entire hamlet saved during the Holodomor

When the Holodomor (famine genocide in Ukraine) occured, Tetiana Krotova’s family lived in the hamlet of Shevchenko, situated near Kropyvnytsky city. The head of the local collective farm (“kolhosp”) became a criminal to the Soviet government and secretly gave food...

They endured on potato peels from Belarus

Holodomor

They endured on potato peels from Belarus

When the Holodomor (famine genocide in Ukraine) broke out in the village of Kobylianka, Fedir Zadiereiev’s parents had to travel on foot 100 kilometres to Belarus to bring potato peels from their relatives. Fedir’s grandmother sneaked potatoes in her boots,...

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