Serhii Martseniuk

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National Minorities

Germans of Ukraine. Who are they?

Out of the 30,000 ethnic Germans who spread out in almost all regions of Ukraine between the 9th and 20th centuries, around 3,000 live in cities and villages of Zakarpattia. The German settlers in this region best preserved local German...

Holodomor

They even took pillows away

Nadiia Korolova was born in the village of Ivankivtsi in Podillia region. When the Holodomor broke out, she was 10 years old. Podillia was among the first regions to start rioting against mass compulsory collectivisation (making villagers forcefully join collective...

Farming

Making Tofu and Falafel

In 2014, Dariia Yaremchuk from Lviv and Vadym Khrebtov from Crimea founded ‘Green’, Lviv’s first vegetarian cafe. The lack of high-quality plant-based foods pushed them to establish their own brand, ‘Zelena Korova’ (‘Green Cow’ — tr.). Now they are one...

Nature Protection

Tuzly Estuaries: Park against poachers

Ukraine has the lowest number of protected areas among the countries of Europe — only 6% (of its territory — ed.). But even on the territories of national parks and reserves, illegal fishing, poaching, and land ploughing take place. Since...

Holodomor

Never take what is not yours, not even during the Holodomor

Marfa Kovalenko was six when the Holodomor began. All those terrifying events of the Ukrainian genocide were engraved in her memory, despite her very young age. The family’s only cow was confiscated; they were promised to get a cow back...

Farming

Cheeses and roses

Ihor Reva and Solomiia Bratakh left behind city life in Lviv, moved to the village and founded a creamery. They restored an old Austro-Hungarian school building and set up a space for their company, ‘Harbuzovyi Rai’ (‘Pumpkin Paradise’ — tr.)....

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