Cultural heritage of Donbas: Emigrees revive national traditions

17:33, 14 March 2018

Without work one gets bored very quickly. This is how Andriy and Yuliya Tymchak think.

A spouse couple, they live in Donetsk region. He is a construction worker; she works as a head of the local cultural center. Apart from work both Andriy and Yuliya are civil activists.

Starting with organizing leisure circles for the children, now they are preoccupied mainly with de-centralization, infrastructural, and other projects aimed at community development. It depends, they insist, not only on what the authorities do; but also on the deeds of each and every single person.

Here comes a new series of the special project “Close East”. Evheniy Kurulenko follows.

As part of the project #CloseEast112, we go on telling about people who make Donbass better for fellow countrymen and closer to the whole country. This film is presented by the 112 Ukraine TV channel in the framework of the project with the Ukraine Confidence Building Initiative (UCBI II), funded by the US agency of international development USAID. It is devoted to the people of Donbas region who have managed to change their lives in spite of the war unfolding in Eastern Ukraine.