National Minorities

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....

The Gagauzes of Ukraine. Who are they?

Gagauzes are an Orthodox Christian Turkic-speaking people, the descendants of the nomadic Oghuz tribes. The Ukrainian Gagauzes have been compactly residing in the villages and cities of Bessarabia (Budzhak). The Gagauz culture, traditions, and cuisine have changed since the adoption...

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...

The Roma of Vinnytsia

This is a story about the Roma community of Vinnytsia and its gradual integration into Ukrainian society. Baron Petro Ogly has been leading the community for over 10 years. From all the big family he is the only one with...

Who are Boikos?

Ukrainian ethnicity is comprised of a dozen ethnic groups, with their own language and lifestyle peculiarities. Their unique traditions have been shaping through centuries. However, as the cities and economy are developing, these traditions intertwine with each other and their...

Roma of Zakarpattia

Nomadic life in a pavilion, guitar songs at the fireplace, passion and easy luck. This romantic image of Roma known from literature and soviet movies is long in the past. Instead, the stereotypes about the poor nation living on social...

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