Why Ukraine May Have the World’s Most Stylish Schoolkids

May 7, 2018

Facebook Pinterest Need some pert and pretty back-to-school inspiration for this year? Look to Eastern Europe, specifically Kiev, Ukraine. Here, well-heeled children congregate outside of schools for the First of September. The holiday comes from the Soviet Union, once declared the “Day of Knowledge,” and traditions are still celebrated even in now-capitalist Ukraine. Children dress to […]

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Meet the vigilante who’s saving the lives of orphans in Ukraine

March 7, 2018

“Don’t touch me, just let me die,” the child barks. Gennadiy Mokhnenko stands above him, peering down. The child is laying on the floor, arms and legs contorted and it is clear he cannot walk. Track marks line his arms and his head is crawling with lice. The child is completely damp. A corroded smell […]

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Diaspora teens run Ukrainian summer camp during war

January 7, 2018

For a month this summer the sounds of laughter, hareidi pop tunes and classic Jewish camp chants could be heard coming from an obscure campground in the Zhytomyr Oblast in Western Ukraine. In the region mired by war and conflict, Camp Yeka, short for Yekatrinoslav (as Dnepropetrovsk the city where the camp was originally located […]

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