An interview with Dimiter Kenarov for WBEZ’s Worldview (Chicago Public Radio)
No tourists, frightened Tatars, and Russians have taken all the jobs. Welcome to Crimea in winter.
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.
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.
One man’s quest to honor the once-mighty Muslim Tatar state.
Behind enemy lines, the motley Tatar self-defense units of Crimea anxiously patrol a homeland they fear will be ripped from them once again.
The last stand of Crimea’s pro-Ukraine movement.
Edging to the brink of civil war, Crimea has turned into a geopolitical crisis, perhaps the gravest threat to peace in Europe since the end of the Cold War.
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