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Category Archives: Ukraine
Zur deutschen Fassung. It is July 15th, 2022. A beautiful summer day. I managed to get up and leave home early. After all, I am about to embark on a rather unusual outing. And to be honest, I couldn’t really … Continue reading
You can’t hear it in the photo, but the girl was crying. Photographed in Solotwyno, Ukraine, in July 2022.
Zur deutschen Fassung. Shockingly little has happened on this blog in the last few months. :-( First, this was due to university, where I am working on a paper about the history of labor in the Middle Ages and in … Continue reading
Zur deutschen Fassung. Usually I write about cities to motivate you to visit them yourself. In the case of Odessa, the Ukrainian port city on the Black Sea, which, as you will see, is so much more than a port … Continue reading
One Hundred Years Ago, Germany and Russia laid the Foundation for World War II – April 1922: Rapallo
Zur deutschen Fassung. Did you ever notice that the term “discovery” is only used when a white guy first steps onto some territory, where non-white folks have been living for a long time? And that fake explorer fame is even … Continue reading
Zur deutschen Fassung dieses Berichts. It’s been two years since I visited my friends Yaniv and Nastya in Odessa. Because of Covid, we hadn’t had any chance to meet since, but this spring we wanted to make it happen. In … Continue reading
A symbolic photo, taken in Odessa, Ukraine.
I am currently working on an article about the Ukrainian port city of Odessa, where I was staying in January 2020, until the Corona pandemic called me back home. Because the article will be as comprehensive as you already fear, … Continue reading
When I lived in Ukraine, I poked fun at how many things were painted in blue and yellow, down to rubbish bins and park benches. I wouldn’t do that anymore today. Now, I am happy about every blue-and-yellow flag which … Continue reading
One Hundred Years Ago, Countries were established that have been all but forgotten – August 1921: Baranya-Baja and Tannu-Tuwa
Zur deutschen Fassung. Attentive readers of this series know that the maps of Europe and the Middle East were shaped in the years following World War I. For some states, however, you needed a magnifying glass to even find them … Continue reading