Plogging. Trash never ends

In 2016, a new movement appeared in Sweden at the intersection of two popular trends, healthy lifestyle and environmentalism: plogging. People started to pick litter whenever they went running. With the help of social media, plogging quickly spread around the...

The Kasen hamlet. A farmstead among jungles

A married couple, Victoria and Dmytro Radchuk, left their business in Lutsk to create a sheep farm. In 2016, they moved to the area near the village of Povcha, where they set up a green tourism farmstead called...

Business of cousins. Creating travel coats.

Cousins Nataliia Aleksievych and Oksana Sventah worked for many years at a dressmaking and tailoring studio, where they made custom-tailored clothing. Demand for Ukrainian-made goods grew drastically after the Revolution of 2014, giving the craftswomen courage to make clothing under...

Sunny Marigold makes Ukraine bloom

Sunny Marigold — this is the name given to sculptor Vasyl Ryzhuk from Lutsk. The artist does a rather unusual thing — all on his own, he plants flowers along the roadsides of his hometown. In 20 years, Vasyl has...

Kniahynynok. The Hromada of creative experiments

The Kniahynynivska Amalgamated Hromada in Volyn formed in September 2016 when there were operating 200 Hromadas in Ukraine. The local inhabitants didn’t give too much credit to the upcoming changes at first, though today the Hromada is an...

Polonska Hromada: new strategy and architecture

Over the past years, Polonska Hromada has received resources for development they could not dream of before. In 2018, a modern Administrative services center, designed by renowned Ukrainian architect Victor Zotov, was built here. The Hromada is working on the...

Ostroh. The return of the first Eastern Europe Academy

The Ostroh Academy is one of the first successful examples of educational revival in Ukraine that doesn’t try to replicate the old Soviet system and leans on the long-standing traditions of Ukrainian education instead. The university in Ostroh has been...

100 Photos of Ukraine – 2018

Every year the Ukraїner expedition covers at least 30 thousand kilometers around Ukraine, exploring the most interesting locations and personalities from the east to the west, from the south to the north. Every year we prepare a summary of all...

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