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Grandfather's Village (VIDEO)

About a week ago my grandfather, from my father's side, took my aunt, cousin (both visiting from Italy), and me to his home village Bistritsa. This was my second time visiting it. When I was a kid, somewhere around mid to late 90's, I visited for the first time. My ... read more

Viktor Nagornyy

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Town Lake - Dolyna, Ukraine (VIDEO)

The first video is up. There's not much to do in Dolyna. It is a small town with lots of business selling products and services, with fewer cafes and restaurants; and no places to hang out. There are 3 things to do here: 1. Sit home and watch TV or ... read more

Viktor Nagornyy

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Once It Was Home

It is an interesting feeling coming back to the place where you were born and grew up; a place you once called home. Yet when I took a walk around the city this past Saturday I felt out of place: a stranger walking the streets. Though most of it seemed ... read more

Viktor Nagornyy

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Big Read in Ukraine

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Anya Mihailova

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The Big Read Action Week

http://www.citynews.net.ua/news/4413-v-luganske-vpervye-v-ukraine-byla.html   http://top.lg.ua/news/?id=18128   http://lg.proua.com/news/2009/05/07/145656.html   http://lugansk.co.ua/O-LUGANSKE/256/nedelya-bolshogo-chteniya-v-luganske   http://rakurs.pl.ua/novosti-luganska-i-luganskojj-oblasti/34510-v-luganske-vpervye-v-ukraine-byla.html   http://www.inform.lg.ua/   http://news.i.ua/theme/1143104/   http://news.meta.ua/topics/science-education/2009-05-07-11-33-05/1/   http://www.chin.org.ua/news/?part=regions&page=5   http://news.lugansk.info/2009/lugansk/05/000919.shtml   http://www.osvita.org.ua/news/43836_ru.html   http://sasl.at.ua/board/14-1-0-142   http://www.osvita.org.ua/news/43836.html read more

Anya Mihailova

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The Big Read Action Week in Lugansk, Ukraine!!!

 What is the Big Read? 774 million adults cannot read this, and 75 million children who are not in school will be denied the chance to learn to read and write. After reading a story in the Big Read we are asking you to write your name for the millions ... read more

Anya Mihailova

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Bring a Russian phrase book

Anya Mihailova

29 May 2009

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When you come to Ukraine, you might be surprised to find out that here we speak Russian (70% of population) and Ukrainian (30% of population). At school, children typically study English, German, Spanish, French, and Chinese. There are not many people who speak English, so I would recommend bringing a Russian phrase book!

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