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Building with hemp

Business Owners

Building with hemp

When it comes to construction, we’re used to hearing words like concrete, cement, reinforcing steel, mineral wool, and polystyrene blocks. But hemp? Not so much. This is the story of a Ukrainian startup that produces building materials from industrial hemp...

Albanians of Ukraine. Who are they?

National Minorities

Albanians of Ukraine. Who are they?

The Albanian community has been living on the territory of Ukraine since the late 18th – early 19th centuries. The Orthodox Albanians had first migrated to Bulgaria, then together with the Gagauzes and Bulgarians, trying to escape the oppression of...

Emmaus Oselya: home for all

Inclusion

Emmaus Oselya: home for all

The Community Emmaus Oselya is one of the first organizations in Ukraine that has started working with the homeless. Since 2001 volunteers have been helping those who are in need. Now they have a social hostel, a furniture repair shop,...

Bakota: the submerged world

Nature Protection

Bakota: the submerged world

Bakota is a submerged village in Podillia near Kamyanets-Podilsky. Nowadays this place is known for its incredible landscapes and total silence. Half a century ago hundreds of families left their homes and farms there. The people were evicted and the...

Half a Century on the Lighthouse

Professions

Half a Century on the Lighthouse

Watching the ships that enter the port along the horizon, and the tall, giraffe-like cranes that unload them, is a normal pastime for the residents of Berdiansk. This lively seaport receives thousands of vessels annually, transporting more than four tonnes...

Seven modern writers of Zakarpattya

Art

Seven modern writers of Zakarpattya

Life on the borders of four different countries, dialect that is hardly understood by locals even, not mentioning other people, numerous minorities and nationalities, mountainous wisdom and very authentic perception of the world – all those factors more or less...

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