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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...

Exporters

Fighting rural migration

Only 10 years ago people from Khorokhoryn village in the Volyn region were leaving en masse for Poland as migrant workers. But as soon as one of those workers – Vitaliy Karpovych – came home with the idea of growing...

Art

Burning Man and Nikopol

Viacheslav Hudenok became known thanks to the American Festival, Burning Man, where in 2017 he presented a fire sculpture symbolizing Ukraine’s entry into a new era. Impressed by the event, Viacheslav brought the idea of organizing festivals to Nikopol. Together...

Art

The Living Museum of Accordions in Zhashkiv

The town of Zhashkiv is home to one of the biggest collections of accordions in Ukraine. Ivan Sukhyi works on the second floor of the town’s music school: since 1991, he has been leading the children’s accordion ensemble, which has...

Business Owners

Creating your own farm

Oleksandr Makukhin is the owner of a farming household in the village of Novovoznesenka in Zaporizhzhia. He breeds goats, sheep, and cows, making different kinds of cheese from their milk, including soft, hard, with varying maturity and even with mold....

Nature Protection

Plogging. Trash never ends

In 2016, a new movement appeared in Sweden at the intersection of two popular trends, healthy lifestyle and environmentalism: plogging. People started to pick litter whenever they went running. With the help of social media, plogging quickly spread around the...

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