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Smart window blinds made in Ukraine

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...

Starting an Organic Farm

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...

Jerseys and cheese

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...

Family Sauces

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...

The Synagogue in Ostroh: Reconstruction of the ruins

Art

The Synagogue in Ostroh: Reconstruction of the ruins

One of the largest synagogues in Eastern Europe is located in Ostroh. It has been reconstructed for 20 years by a local, an ethnic Jew — Hryhorii Arshynov. Hryhorii is a professional builder who decided to save the historic monument....

Sosnivka. Creating instead of mining

Art

Sosnivka. Creating instead of mining

In Sosnivka, a mining town on the border of Volyn and Halychyna, five guys have taken the risk of opening their own glassware studio, where they mostly make smoking devices — pipes and hand-crafted bubblers. It all started in a...

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