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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...

Art

Worldwide unknown Petrykivka

The village of Petrykivka is known for the eponymous traditional painting style — Petrykivka painting (or simply “Petrykivka”). Historically, people used it to decorate house walls, musical instruments and household items. Nowadays, these painting elements can be seen on a...

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Wild-honey farmers of Polissia: People of the forest

Derevlyanshchyna is a region of Polissia, situated west of Kyiv and beyond the Teteriv River. It was a favourite place for Kyiv boyars and princes as it was a very rich area for wild-honey farming, so they often visited the...

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