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We are Crimea

Akhtem Seitablaiev and his Crimea

Director and stage and film actor, ethnic Crimean Tatar (Qt — qırımtatarlar) Akhtem Seitablaiev was born in Yangiyul town near Tashkent in Uzbekistan; the place where his parents, like other Crimean Tatars, were deported to from their native Crimea...

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...

Farming

Family Sauces

Marharyta and Roman Martynov have turned their family hobby — making their own sauces for homemade dumplings or borshch — into a successful business. In the town of Zhovti Vody, the couple and their parents have set up a production...

National Minorities

Hungarians of Ukraine. Who are they?

Hungarians are one of the biggest minority groups in Ukraine. Their presence in the area dates back to the 10th century. Currently there are over 150 thousand Hungarians residing near the border in Zakarpattia. Despite that over the past 11...

Art

The Return of the Wooden Toy

The tradition of creating toys has lived in Ukrainian culture from time immemorial. Clay, wood, fabric, straw, vine, dough — this is far from an exhaustive list of traditional Ukrainian toys. Despite such diversity, only two state museums are dedicated...

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