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Traditions

Kryvorivnia. Hutsul Koliada in Spite of the Bans

 “On Sunday morning, an early sunrise brought joy and glory to cherry gardens” — these lines begin a carol which has been heard in the village of Kryvorivnia in the Hutsul region for over 100 years. The tradition...

National Minorities

Albanians of Ukraine. Who are they?

The Albanian community has been living on the territory of Ukraine since the late 18th – early 19th centuries. The Orthodox Albanians had first migrated to Bulgaria, then together with the Gagauzes and Bulgarians, trying to escape the oppression of...

National Minorities

The Jews of Ukraine. Who are they?

The Jewish is one of the oldest communities living in Ukraine. The vast majority of Ukrainian Jews are descendants of one of the largest sub-ethnicities of the Jewish people, the Ashkenazi. Now, there are approximately 300,000 Jewish in Ukraine, according...

Ambassadors

Kyiv as seen by DakhaBrakha

In the ‘Ambassadors’ project, famous Ukrainians take us on a walk around their hometowns, introducing us to special places along the way. In the 15th episode, the members of ethno-band DakhaBrakha share their vision of Kyiv, a city rich...

Ambassadors

Dolyna and Vyhoda as seen by Michael Shchur

In the Ambassadors project, famous people show the towns where they grew up: what they were like in the past, and how they have changed. In the twelfth episode, the TV presenter and journalist Roman Vintoniv (better known as Michael...

National Minorities

Crimean Tatars. Who are they?

Crimean Tatars (Crimean Tatar: qırımtatarlar) are indigenous people of Turkic origin formed on the Crimean Peninsula and in the steppe areas of Ukraine.

They have survived three occupations. First in 1783 when the Crimean Khanate was annexed by the Russian Empire....

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