Dmytro Ochrimenko


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Hives instead of houses

In Yuriivka that is in Poltava region there is no signpost, no village council, no palace of culture, no hospital, and even no school. In the village where there were once 60 houses and lived about 300 people, at present...


Valeriy’s adventures in Greece

850 people. This is the number of people that made the dream of Valeriy Yermakov come true. Valeriy is 79 years old sculptor from the Village of Panasivka, and he has been creating sculptures and art images inspired by Greek...


Reshetylivka. Revival of Carpet Manufacturing

Reshetylivka, a town in Poltavshchyna, is a true treasure of Ukrainian folk art. Masters of weaving, carpet manufacturing and embroidery from Reshetylivka have been famous across Ukraine since the end of the nineteenth century. High-quality wool from a local breed...


Wood Carving Instead of Retirement

Viacheslav Deriabin from Poltava is 60 years old. For the last five years, he has devoted himself to wood carving. It is a story of a person who got over an extremely difficult and thorny path but managed to find...


Opishne – Life Originated in Clay

They say that clayware — a jug, a kumanets (a ceramic vessel for water and wine that is common in Ukraine) or anything else — is like a living creature. Potters themselves referred to their wares as if they were...

Nature Protection

Askania-Nova: The first steppe bioreserve

Askania-Nova is a true wonder not only for Pryazovia but also for all of Ukraine. It’s one of the oldest biosphere reserves  on the planet and the biggest European steppe protected territory. Local ecosystems have more than 500 species of...

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