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Starobilsk. The new life of a library

Education

Starobilsk. The new life of a library

In 2014 an influential academic library moved from Luhansk, which was occupied by Russian terrorist groups, to the small city of Starobilsk. All they had back then were documents, a rubber stamp and no books at all. In order to...

Poles of Ukraine. Who are they?

National Minorities

Poles of Ukraine. Who are they?

The Polish community, which has been living in what is now Ukraine since Kyivan Rus’, was one of the first to suffer from Soviet repression. In the 1930’s Poles were one of the first to be deported from Volynto Central...

Land of opportunities. Teas from Potutory.

Business Owners

Land of opportunities. Teas from Potutory.

Several years ago, Christina Lieberger made her first business trip from Switzerland to the village of Potutory in Halychyna. She decided to stay here and work with the locals, developing biodynamic agriculture that is based on a caring approach to...

Sosnivka. Creating instead of mining

Art

Sosnivka. Creating instead of mining

In Sosnivka, a mining town on the border of Volyn and Halychyna, five guys have taken the risk of opening their own glassware studio, where they mostly make smoking devices — pipes and hand-crafted bubblers. It all started in a...

Burning Man and Nikopol

Art

Burning Man and Nikopol

Viacheslav Hudenok became known thanks to the American Festival, Burning Man, where in 2017 he presented a fire sculpture symbolizing Ukraine’s entry into a new era. Impressed by the event, Viacheslav brought the idea of organizing festivals to Nikopol. Together...

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