100 Photos of Ukraine – 2019

Every year, the Ukraїner expedition covers tens of thousands kilometres around Ukraine discovering the most fascinating locations and heroes from the east to the west and from the south to the north. In 2019, the team has travelled more than...

Zhytomyr as seen by Valerii Kharchyshyn

In the Ambassadors project, well-known Ukrainian artists become informal guides to the cities where they spent some of their most formative years. In the fourteenth episode, the frontman of the band Druha Rika (‘Second River’ — tr.) will introduce us to the...

The Hoich hamlet: forest, wolves and Katia

She dreamed of having her own artist’s hamlet and holding festivals, film screenings and various art projects with her friends there. She spent a year looking for a village with minimal population. Now that she has found it, she’s constantly...

Polissia singing

In the villages of Polissia, the tradition of authentic Polissian singing has been preserved. Stari Koni, Komory, Svalovychi — in these and some other villages in Polissia, there are still people who remember the old songs that were known and...

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...

Self-Settlers of Chornobyl — Returning Home

On April 26, 1986, an explosion occurred, followed by another one. An accident at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant was a technogenic, ecological and humanitarian catastrophe which has changed the image of the nuclear power worldwide. The scale of the...

The Narrow-Gauge in Polissia: the Amber Way

An unusual track which is 750 mm wide (a standard railroad track is 1520 mm wide) starts from the station town Antonivka (Polissia) and extends to 106 km to the station Zarichne. It is the longest narrow-gauge railway in Europe....

Prybirsk: Life on the Exclusion Zone Frontier.

Prybirsk in Polissia could be just a picturesque village not far from Chornobyl. It could be known only by locals and some very curious tourists, but thanks to a couple of indifferent activists the village got re-energized. The festival “Chornobyl-Renaissance”...

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