Odesa's Jews Regroup in Romania
Like many of the 8 million Ukrainian refugees who have scattered across much of Europe and other parts of the world since the invasion — the largest refugee crisis since World War II — they stuffed their possessions into wheeled suitcases and parted ways with relatives. They also brought with them their culture: Odesa’s historic Jewish community is often synonymous with the city itself.
A Year on Ukraine’s Front Lines
If you read the Ukrainian news, we are always winning. But we will win when Russia is destroyed and we control Russia. Or they control us. And this is why this war could last 10, 20, even 50 years. They hate us, we hate them. There’s no way we could be friends again. My generation and the younger generation will remember this for a long time.
Caught up in the Ukraine War, Indian Medical Students Face Uncertain Future
The presence of 18,000 medical students from India in Ukraine highlighted the fight for a medical education in India, making students look for alternatives. However, since the war broke out, students have been struggling to find ways to complete their education, while dealing with the red tape in India.
Mother Tongue: The Story of a Ukrainian Language Convert
Despite the unquestioned dominance of the Russian language in Zaporizhzhia, I went to a state school that specialized in English and Ukrainian. While Ukrainian was the official language at my school, my education remained a “Tolstoyevsky" project — the name Ukrainians have recently coined for the Russian canon, with Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky at the helm.
From World War II to the Russian Invasion, Ukrainians Fight for a Normal Life
As soon as my nerves started to calm and the anxiety lifted, I started realizing all the similarities between what I read in my grandmother's memoir and what I saw with my own eyes. War indeed did not stop life. It started to feel like, subconsciously, her words were there to guide me through my trip back home, to remind me that, even in the toughest of times, hope had a place in our stories.
A Ukrainian Garden Tells the Story of a Violated Country
What happens when the war in Ukraine is finally over? Grass will grow over the ruined houses, the dead will be found and reburied, the houses will be rebuilt, the devastated landscape will be transformed into spring, as flowers will bloom again and, come summer, the wheat and barley will blow in the wind ready to be reaped.
Ukraine’s Long War — with Olesya Khromeychuk
“It was just a matter of time.” Olesya Khromeychuk joins New Lines magazine’s Amie Ferris-Rotman to look back at the year since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the long, painful history that led to it.