Life Stories

Everyone who sees Victor* with his long hair and wrinkled leather coat would sooner say he is an artist than a construction worker from the Western Ukrainian city of Chernivtsi.

Olena, a chef from Luhansk, cooks 50 liters of borshch and 300 pancakes for lunch for 150 displaced persons currently staying at a collective centre in a village called Mayaki, or the Beacons, near Odesa.

Elmaz finds a minute to welcome us and quickly returns to the kitchen where she and her mother Avaz are busy cooking traditional Crimean Tatar dishes.