National Minorities

Greeks of Ukraine. Who are they?

Greeks have lived on the territory of modern Ukraine since antiquity and consider themselves an autochthonous people. Countless remnants of ancient Greek civilization exist in Ukraine such as Olbia, Panticapaeum, and Tauric Chersonesus. Later historical Greek landmarks date from the...

Crimean Tatars. Who are they?

Crimean Tatars (Crimean Tatar: qırımtatarlar) are indigenous people of Turkic origin formed on the Crimean Peninsula and in the steppe areas of Ukraine.

They have survived three occupations. First in 1783 when the Crimean Khanate was annexed by the Russian Empire....

The Meskhetian Turks of Ukraine. Who are they?

Meskhetian Turks are Turkic speaking people that follow Islam and originate, allegedly, from the territory of historic Meskhetia (Georgia). The Meskhetian Turks community resides in Ukraine since the 1990s. They had to re-settle two times: at first in 1944 when...

Austrian Ukrainians. Who are they?

The Austrian community in Ukraine primarily lives in Zakarpattia in the villages of Ust-Chorna, Nimetska Mokra and in the towns and villages located in the valley along the Teresevi river. Despite its small size, the Austrian community here continues to...

The Georgians of Ukraine. Who are they?

Representatives of the Georgian diaspora in Ukraine are among the most renowned ones: they occupied high public offices and became the first foreign nationals accepted to serve in the Ukrainian Armed Forces after the beginning of Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine....

Roma of Lviv

At the beginning of Ukraїner project, we aimed to show the cultural, ethnic, culinary, and historical diversity of Ukraine. Our reportage about three Roma villages in Zakarpattia has become one of the most discussed and attention-catching materials. After that, we...

Roma of Kharkiv

The NGO “Chachimo” from Kharkiv, chaired by Mykola Burlutskyi, is involved with the Roma integration into the Ukrainian society by means of education and human right protection. Mykola dreams that the number of well-educated Roma citizens who support Ukraine and...

Roma of Zolotonosha

Since the Roma appeared in Zolotonosha, the locals have changed their attitude towards the Roma like the Roma changed their way of life. It happened mostly because of the local Romany activists, who established non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and even a...

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