Oleksandr Khomenko

Photo editor, Photographer, Quadcopter operator

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Growing‌ ‌nuts‌

Business Owners

Growing‌ ‌nuts‌

During the Soviet times, the vast territory along the bank of the Turunchuk River in the Black Sea village of Troitske was a collective farm. Over time, the land was abandoned, when a large landfill was created nearby. Because of...

An eco-friendly hoover

Clusters

An eco-friendly hoover

Not many villages have any particular feature that would make them stand out. But the villages Savran, Osychky, and Vilshanka in Podillia have their own specialty: making wicker brooms, or “vinyky.” Locals call such brooms environmentally friendly hoovers. Here, as...

Plogging. Trash never ends

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...

Lviv-Rubizhne. The socks that sew Ukraine together

Art

Lviv-Rubizhne. The socks that sew Ukraine together

This is a story of how a creative business may sew the country together. IT-specialists from Lviv and sewing factory owners from Luhansk would have never met if it wasn’t for the military conflict in the East of Ukraine. It...

Promprylad. Investing in Ivano-Frankivsk

Clusters

Promprylad. Investing in Ivano-Frankivsk

Promprylad.Renovation is an unprecedented example of transforming an abandoned Soviet plant into a modern business cluster involving private investment in Ukraine. Following the example of the Urban Space 100 project (a social restaurant in Ivano-Frankivsk — tr.), Yuriy Fylyuk and...

GogolTrain. The first legal art train

Museums

GogolTrain. The first legal art train

The great multi-disciplined festival of modern art StartUp GogolFest has taken place since 2018 in Mariupol, where each spring hundreds of people from all over Ukraine go. For that purpose, Bogdan Yaremchuk and Denys Uhorchuk created an art train, which...

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