Askania-Nova, in southern Ukraine, is the oldest steppe reserve in the world. Home to some of the last remaining patches of virgin steppe and a variety of wild animals, it is now threatened by war.
In war-torn Ukraine, the world’s oldest steppe reserve – home to zebras, buffaloes and wildebeests – fights for survival.
Dimiter Kenarov on poetry and conflict in Ukraine
No tourists, frightened Tatars, and Russians have taken all the jobs. Welcome to Crimea in winter.
Two performances seem to be taking place in parallel: one inside the theater with actors, and another in the streets outside with soldiers in green balaclavas and no recognizable insignia.
Ukainians thought that, post-Maidan, their country would start to look more like Europe. But for members of the LGBT community, things may have even gotten worse.
Interview for East-Central Europe Past and Present
When Russia annexed Crimea in March of this year, it closed down all OST (opioid substitution therapy) programs. As a result, drug users in Crimea have found themselves in a serious predicament.
Georgii, a resident of Crimea, struggled with drug addiction for years before finding a solution in opioid substitution therapy (OST). But when Russia annexed the peninsula, it dismantled the program.
Pasha is a transgender person from Sevastopol, Crimea, but Russia’s annexation of the peninsula earlier this year threw his whole life into chaos. Today he is a refugee in Kiev.
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