Katia Ptashka

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Green Expedition

Smart window blinds made in Ukraine

Yevhen Erik, an entrepreneur, was looking for more efficient uses of energy for his house and came up with a great solution for millions of other homes in addition. Today, Ukrainian window blinds that generate power from sunlight are in...

Business Owners

Starting an Organic Farm

In 2010, economist Valentyn Obshtyr quit the banking industry and started to revive the enterprise where his father had once worked. He bought out the assets belonging to a kolhosp in the village of Staryi Porytsk in Volyn and began...

Business Owners

Jerseys and cheese

Viktoriia and Yaroslav Knysh set up a farm and creamery in the village of Selysko, Halychyna, where they produce butter, yoghurts and cheeses from natural cow, sheep and goat milk. After their friends set up a dairy farm with Jersey...

Farming

Cheeses and roses

Ihor Reva and Solomiia Bratakh left behind city life in Lviv, moved to the village and founded a creamery. They restored an old Austro-Hungarian school building and set up a space for their company, ‘Harbuzovyi Rai’ (‘Pumpkin Paradise’ — tr.)....

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

What is ‘Izolyatsia’ and IZONE?

Ten years ago an abandoned plant for processing insulation materials was turned into a giant art space ‘Izolyatsia’ in industrial Donetsk, but recently became a prison and a torture chamber by Russian militants. The creators of ‘Izolyatsia’ were forced to...

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