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Syrians of Ukraine. Who are they?

National Minorities

Syrians of Ukraine. Who are they?

The Syrian community in Ukraine began forming during the Soviet times. At first, Syrian students came to study, giving preference mainly to the medical field. In times of Ukraine's independence, Syria and Ukraine have established active trade relations. Popular areas...

Cubans of Ukraine. Who are they?

National Minorities

Cubans of Ukraine. Who are they?

The Cuban community in Ukraine began to take shape in the 1960s, after the socialist system proclamation in the island nation. Diplomatic relations and student exchange programs between Cuba and the Soviet Union continued from then until Ukraine’s independence. Cubans...

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...

Czechs of Ukraine. Who are they?

National Minorities

Czechs of Ukraine. Who are they?

Houses with orchards and sizeable yards, where one can hear both Czech and Ukrainian languages. Concrete footpaths, and a well looked after church. These are the typical sights of the Bohemka village in Prychornomoria. The village was founded in the...

Azerbaijanis of Ukraine. Who are they?

National Minorities

Azerbaijanis of Ukraine. Who are they?

A series of events that led to the appearance of Azerbaijanis in Ukraine is colorful, like a pattern of world-famous Azerbaijani carpets. Service in the Soviet army, student exchanges among universities of the Soviet republics, and then — the First...

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...

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