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...

100 Photos of Ukraine — 2020

2020 was a shock for the whole world. Every year we summarise our results, showing with 100 photos from the year how beautiful and little-known Ukraine is. This year, there will be new photos featured here as well. In 2020,...

Never take what is not yours, not even during the Holodomor

Marfa Kovalenko was six when the Holodomor began. All those terrifying events of the Ukrainian genocide were engraved in her memory, despite her very young age. The family’s only cow was confiscated; they were promised to get a cow back...

Picasso and Malevich in Parkhomivka

The village of Parkhomivka in Slobozhanshchyna is famous for its art museum, which exhibits world-renowned paintings, diagrams, sculptures, and archaeological and ethnographic works. The museum collection appeared thanks to a village history teacher: the self-taught art expert, Afanasii Lunov, who...

What is ‘Izolyatsia’ and IZONE?

Ten years ago an abandoned plant for processing insulation materials was turned into a giant art space ‘Izolyatsia’ in industrial Donetsk, but recently became a prison and a torture chamber by Russian militants. The creators of ‘Izolyatsia’ were forced to...

Lviv-Rubizhne. The socks that sew Ukraine together

This is a story of how a creative business may sew the country together. IT-specialists from Lviv and sewing factory owners from Luhansk would have never met if it wasn’t for the military conflict in the East of Ukraine. It...

Public Spaces of Eastern Ukraine

After 2014, the industrial cities in the East of Ukraine, which remained in the territory under Ukrainian control, have been going through a new period of development and rethinking. After shootings and attempts to capture their hometowns, locals started taking...

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