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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...

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...

How to ride across the US and build your own ranch

“The best thing I’ve done in my life was driving across the United States”, Lviv businessman Ostap Lun says. After Ostap had returned from the trip in 2012, he realized that he needed to do something more than just business....

Hives instead of houses

In Yuriivka that is in Poltava region there is no signpost, no village council, no palace of culture, no hospital, and even no school. In the village where there were once 60 houses and lived about 300 people, at present...

Ferries on the Desna river

The Desna River – is one of the biggest rivers in Ukraine. There are a lot of settlements on its shores, but there are not so many ferries, which connect these settlements. Ferries are in Desnianske, Redychiv and Mesyn, and,...

I cannot buy a car – Then I’ll create It!

Volodymyr Vavilov, a woodworker and self-taught car constructor from a little town Makariv, had a dream. He wanted to have a car that would impress everyone around. And since 2015, he started creating it. The process is still ongoing, but...

Wood Carving Instead of Retirement

Viacheslav Deriabin from Poltava is 60 years old. For the last five years, he has devoted himself to wood carving. It is a story of a person who got over an extremely difficult and thorny path but managed to find...

Wild-honey farmers of Polissia: People of the forest

Derevlyanshchyna is a region of Polissia, situated west of Kyiv and beyond the Teteriv River. It was a favourite place for Kyiv boyars and princes as it was a very rich area for wild-honey farming, so they often visited the...

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