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Ded Maroz in Chernobyl

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Christmas time is a time of love, family and peace. It is the time when it is really important to give love to people who really need it. And so over the last few days we have been visiting our babushkas and deduskas in the Chernobyl zone. It was the loveliest time and I want to share this amazing and emotional experience with you! First we visited Maria Petrivna in the village of Opachichi. She is a small, energetic woman with a mischievous sparkle in her eyes. She showed us photos of her in her youth, to show us that she...

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Ded Vasa and Matriona

Posted by Maria Koczova on

After the accident at the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl a few brave inhabitants stayed behind, for the love of their home and that of the land of their ancestors, which meant more to them than the omnipresent radiation and the associated risks of serious health complications.  Among them is Vasya, also known as Ded Vasa and his wife Matriona. They have lived all their lives in Teremtsi despite the fact that their only daughter moved to Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. For both of them it was too difficult to give up the land that had fed them for generations...

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The birth of RADIO PRO ACTIVE / CHERNOWEAR

Posted by Maria Koczova on

In the beginning the idea was to help a particular group of people who we care about. A group of people no-one else thinks about because they live unseen in an abandoned part of the world. The natives of Chernobyl. Their pensions are nowhere near enough to cover their basic needs, never mind such luxuries as new shoes or repairs to their houses, which are slowly but surely falling apart. They live in simple conditions that are far from the standard and that we can hardly imagine. So, we created RPA - radioPROactive (note: later in 2018 renamed to CHERNOWEAR)....

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