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Fighting for Donbas with Art

Art

Fighting for Donbas with Art

From the very beginning of the war in the east of Ukraine, artist Serhii Zakharov protested against the seizure of Donetsk by Russian militants. Because of his art installations, the artist was detained in a basement of the terrorists from...

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...

From Luhansk to a village in Poltavshchyna

Business Owners

From Luhansk to a village in Poltavshchyna

Oleksandr and Maryna Blonski are from eastern Ukraine. At the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian War, they left Luhansk and settled in the village of Vovnianka in Poltavshchyna, where they started their own business from scratch. They founded a goat farm...

They endured on potato peels from Belarus

Holodomor

They endured on potato peels from Belarus

When the Holodomor (famine genocide in Ukraine) broke out in the village of Kobylianka, Fedir Zadiereiev’s parents had to travel on foot 100 kilometres to Belarus to bring potato peels from their relatives. Fedir’s grandmother sneaked potatoes in her boots,...

Armenians of Ukraine. Who are they?

National Minorities

Armenians of Ukraine. Who are they?

Of the over 8 million Armenians scattered around the globe, less than 3 million live in Armenia itself. Armenian churches and streets have become major attributes of many cities — from Lviv to Singapore. In Ukraine there are about 100...

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