Donbass rebels’ Commander “Givi” was assassinated this morning. 

“In my battalion all fighters see the current conflict as a continuation of the war against the fascists of 1941-45. My granddad went through that war from Brest to Berlin; another one was severely wounded near Rostov. I will never let their names be dragged through the mud”, he said about his motivation. 

He was loved by the rebels as a charismatic commander and strongly hated by Ukrainian soldiers for numerous humiliations of the Ukrainian nationalists.

Via Dmytriy Kovalevich


UEFA Champions League Group Stages 2017/18

  • Matchday 1: September 12 and 13
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  • Matchday 4: October 31 and November 1
  • Matchday 5: November 21 and 22
  • Matchday 6: December 5 and 6

From a little on going series made on the road in (mainly) east Ukraine. Because I almost never have money for drivers I spend a lot of time on busses which are cheap, slow, freezing cold and uncomfortable, and to overcome this I like to take pictures of the world going by. I did this for years, from trains, taxis or buses, mainly for myself to help me find locations later via Google Earth etc, but it became a bit of an obsession. Every window is either tinted, frozen, steamed up or dirty giving a soft painterly effect and strange colours. They are a collection of random, everyday moments inside a ‘conflict zone’. I like them because they are ‘bad’ pictures. They are not pretty - there is almost no control over composition, light, angle etc, but I feel like these fleeting moments reveal something about the time and place they were made. I have hundreds of these…


Vogue Ukraine presents Ukrainian folk clothing from various regions of the country:

1. Kievan peasant blouse from the 18th and early 19th century. 

2. Male folk costume from Borschiv in Ternopil Oblast

3. Female folk costume from Nizhyn in Chernihiv Oblast

4. Male folk costume from Sharhorod in Vinnytsia Oblast

5. Female folk costume from Kosiv in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast

6. Male folk costume from Cherkasy in Cherkasy Oblast

7. Female folk costume from Chornobai in Cherkasy Oblast

8. Male folk costume from Sloviansk in Donetsk Oblast

9. Female folk costume from Ovruch in Zhytomyr Oblast

10. Male folk costume from Kosiv in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast

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