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Dobropillia. Space of Interaction

Communities

Dobropillia. Space of Interaction

Dobropillia is a mining town located 95 km to the west of Donetsk. The separatist movement has not reached it since the beginning of the Russian military intervention in Ukraine in 2014, because the local entrepreneurs and activists organized themselves...

Kostopil. Building a chess center from scratch

Education

Kostopil. Building a chess center from scratch

In a town of Kostopil in Polissia, Oleksandr Kozak founded a chess club which grew to become a center of intellectual development. Oleksandr turned an empty abandoned building inhabited by rats into a place where local people regularly go to...

Kosmach. Cymbals for the son

Crafts

Kosmach. Cymbals for the son

It’s hard to imagine the Ukrainian native music without cymbals. It’s an ancient stringed instrument was an inalienable attribute of weddings and other celebrating events, folk ensembles always had a cymbalist in its composition. Nowadays hardly anyone can teach play...

Roma of Zolotonosha

National Minorities

Roma of Zolotonosha

Since the Roma appeared in Zolotonosha, the locals have changed their attitude towards the Roma like the Roma changed their way of life. It happened mostly because of the local Romany activists, who established non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and even a...

The Roma of Pavlohrad

National Minorities

The Roma of Pavlohrad

When thinking of the Roma, our imagination often draws nomads who stop for some time somewhere on the outskirts of the town. However, this image can be dismissed by active community organizations of the settled Roma who cherish their traditions,...

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