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Vietnamese of Ukraine. Who are they?

National Minorities

Vietnamese of Ukraine. Who are they?

Vietnamese diaspora around the world started to form actively in the middle of the 20th century, during the First and the Second Indochina Wars. The Soviet Union became one of the destinations for migration workers. Most of the Vietnamese living...

Common Lies about the Holodomor

Holodomor

Common Lies about the Holodomor

In the second part of the explanatory series about the Holodomor, we decided to share the most famous and shocking fake facts about the 1932–1933 genocide in Ukraine. Most likely, you have heard many times that there was no Holodomor...

What is the Holodomor?

Holodomor

What is the Holodomor?

This publication opens a series of articles that explain the Holodomor topic. First of all, we’ll try to find out what the Holodomor was, and what had preceded this genocide of Ukrainians and one of the biggest crimes against humanity...

They even took pillows away

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...

Tuzly Estuaries: Park against poachers

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...

She survived the Holodomor and saved a boy

Holodomor

She survived the Holodomor and saved a boy

When the Holodomor (famine genocide in Ukraine) started, Mariia Hurbich was twelve. Not only did she survive the genocide of the Ukrainian nation together with her family, but she also helped a neighbour boy survive. They met by chance years...

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