Inside Ukraine: A Portrait of a Country and Its People (Hardcover)
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Inside Ukraine is a compelling visual portrait of the real Ukraine, lovingly put together by Ukrainians in the years leading up to the current war.
The product of five years and 100,000 kilometers of travel around the country by the volunteers of Ukraïner, an organization that aims to explain Ukraine to its inhabitants and promote it to the wider world, this unique book is a beautiful celebration of the land and its people. It captures the true variety of this vast country, the second largest in Europe, from picturesque forest villages to large urban housing projects, stunning mountain and estuarine scenery to industrial quarries and medieval fortresses.
It introduces the people of Ukraine and their stories, with a huge cast of characters including traditional carol singers, wild honey farmers, potters, railway men, artists, sheep-breeders, and broom-makers. The natural world is represented too, with its populations of wild pelicans, roaming herds of buffaloes, and the charming inhabitants of a bear sanctuary.
Also included are a wealth of QR codes that can be scanned to unlock longer articles on the Ukraïner website, along with more images and videos, giving a whole new dimension to the book. With over 350 evocative images accompanied by illuminating text, this book will educate, surprise, and enchant you, providing a fascinating insight into the side of Ukraine we don’t often see.
About the Author
Ukraïner is a volunteer multimedia project launched in 2016. It is both inward- and outward-looking: it aims both to help Ukrainians discover the varied regions of their country and to promote Ukraine to the world. Its volunteers, currently over 300 in number, travel the country to uncover its landscape, customs, and people.