I moved to Ukraine in June 1990, when it was still part of the Soviet Union. Just over a year later the Ukrainian parliament declared independence and the Soviet Union collapsed. Read more about this period in Picnic at the Iron Curtain or visit pages for Babyn Yar, Chernobyl, Crimea, Donbas, Kyiv, Odessa, Sevastopol, Ukrainian Independence and Vadym Boyko. Click on a picture for a slide show with captions.


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