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National Minorities

Armenians of Ukraine. Who are they?

Of the over 8 million Armenians scattered around the globe, less than 3 million live in Armenia itself. Armenian churches and streets have become major attributes of many cities — from Lviv to Singapore. In Ukraine there are about 100...

Traditions

Kryvorivnia. Hutsul Koliada in Spite of the Bans

 “On Sunday morning, an early sunrise brought joy and glory to cherry gardens” — these lines begin a carol which has been heard in the village of Kryvorivnia in the Hutsul region for over 100 years. The tradition...

National Minorities

Albanians of Ukraine. Who are they?

The Albanian community has been living on the territory of Ukraine since the late 18th – early 19th centuries. The Orthodox Albanians had first migrated to Bulgaria, then together with the Gagauzes and Bulgarians, trying to escape the oppression of...

National Minorities

Koreans of Ukraine. Who are they?

The Korean community in Ukraine began to burgeon at the beginning of the 20th century. Tens of thousands of ethnic Koreans endured many ordeals before finding a home in Ukraine. In the early 1900s they were first forcefully resettled to...

National Minorities

Crimean Tatars. Who are they?

Crimean Tatars (Crimean Tatar: qırımtatarlar) are indigenous people of Turkic origin formed on the Crimean Peninsula and in the steppe areas of Ukraine.

They have survived three occupations. First in 1783 when the Crimean Khanate was annexed by the Russian Empire....

National Minorities

Austrian Ukrainians. Who are they?

The Austrian community in Ukraine primarily lives in Zakarpattia in the villages of Ust-Chorna, Nimetska Mokra and in the towns and villages located in the valley along the Teresevi river. Despite its small size, the Austrian community here continues to...

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