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Vlachs of Ukraine. Who are they?

National Minorities

Vlachs of Ukraine. Who are they?

Vlachs have been living on the lands of today’s Zakarpattia since XIII century. However, this unique etnic group is not at all bound by the past. Till now, one official version of their origins simply does not exist, and even...

Syrians of Ukraine. Who are they?

National Minorities

Syrians of Ukraine. Who are they?

The Syrian community in Ukraine began forming during the Soviet times. At first, Syrian students came to study, giving preference mainly to the medical field. In times of Ukraine's independence, Syria and Ukraine have established active trade relations. Popular areas...

Vietnamese of Ukraine. Who are they?

National Minorities

Vietnamese of Ukraine. Who are they?

Vietnamese diaspora around the world started to form actively in the middle of the 20th century, during the First and the Second Indochina Wars. The Soviet Union became one of the destinations for migration workers. Most of the Vietnamese living...

Czechs of Ukraine. Who are they?

National Minorities

Czechs of Ukraine. Who are they?

Houses with orchards and sizeable yards, where one can hear both Czech and Ukrainian languages. Concrete footpaths, and a well looked after church. These are the typical sights of the Bohemka village in Prychornomoria. The village was founded in the...

Karaites of Ukraine. Who are they?

National Minorities

Karaites of Ukraine. Who are they?

Karaites are one of the indigenous peoples of Ukraine. They have lived on the Crimean Peninsula since the 13th century. The core of their community is their faith: they recognise the Torah but not religious organisations’ dogmatic interpretations of it...

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