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Where is rice in Ukraine?

Farming

Where is rice in Ukraine?

Does the thought of rice plantations immediately remind you of Thailand, Bali, and Vietnam? On the contrary, rice has also been cultivated in Ukraine since the beginning of the 20th century. In the past, more than half of all Ukrainian...

Nigerians of Ukraine. Who are they?

National Minorities

Nigerians of Ukraine. Who are they?

This year a music band TVORCHI, started by Ukrainian Andrii Hutsuliak and Nigerian Jeffrey Kenny, made it to the National Finals of the Eurovision Song Contest. A couple of years ago Jeffrey moved to Ukraine to become a doctor. And...

Poles of Ukraine. Who are they?

National Minorities

Poles of Ukraine. Who are they?

The Polish community, which has been living in what is now Ukraine since Kyivan Rus’, was one of the first to suffer from Soviet repression. In the 1930’s Poles were one of the first to be deported from Volynto Central...

Serhiivka: Sails over Reed

Education

Serhiivka: Sails over Reed

Serhiivka is known as a resort village in Bessarabia, not far from Odesa. However, this place bears no resemblance to the neighboring Zatoka (resort destination): there are no hustle, night parties or expensive boats. The steady pace of life that...

Utkonosivka — Tomatoes Valley

Clusters

Utkonosivka — Tomatoes Valley

Is it possible for the local economy to work according to 2+2=5 principle? Utkonosivka is one of the villages to the south of Bessarabia which proves that it is. Conducive climate, fresh water in a close vicinity and mutual cooperation...

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