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Who are the Horiuns?

National Minorities

Who are the Horiuns?

In Slobozhanshchyna, near the cities of Putyvl and Bilopillia, Horiuns live. They are an East Slavic subethnic group that was formed on these lands in the 16th century. Now, there are only a few thousand Horiuns left.

Kremenets. The only wooden luge track

Sports

Kremenets. The only wooden luge track

When luge sports were just getting off the ground in Switzerland, Ukraine already had its own luge track in the city of Kremenets, Volyn. Nowadays, it is the only place in the country where lugers can train. Athletes fondly refer...

Goat Farms: A Success Story

Business Owners

Goat Farms: A Success Story

In Naddniprianshchyna, central Ukraine, dozens of farmers decided to revive goat breeding around the same time. The family farms ‘Zolota koza’ (‘Golden Goat’) ‘Babyni kozy’ (‘Grandma’s Goats’) ‘Lisova ferma’ (‘Forest Farm’), and ‘Pani Koza’ (‘Mrs Goat’) are all engaged in...

They even took pillows away

Holodomor

They even took pillows away

Nadiia Korolova was born in the village of Ivankivtsi in Podillia region. When the Holodomor broke out, she was 10 years old. Podillia was among the first regions to start rioting against mass compulsory collectivisation (making villagers forcefully join collective...

She survived the Holodomor and saved a boy

Holodomor

She survived the Holodomor and saved a boy

When the Holodomor (famine genocide in Ukraine) started, Mariia Hurbich was twelve. Not only did she survive the genocide of the Ukrainian nation together with her family, but she also helped a neighbour boy survive. They met by chance years...

Backpacks as therapy

Business Owners

Backpacks as therapy

Sashko Horondi’s story begins with running away from home in Zakarpattia and living for a few months at the Lviv train station. It continues in his attempts to find a job, restoring old furniture while searching for something of his...

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