New York, Ukraine: A village on the Donbass front | Focus on Europa

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    In the Donbas region, a small town wants to avoid being bombarded by gunfire by renaming itself “New York”—which was actually its name until the end of World War II.

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    In This Story: Ukraine

    Ukraine is a large country in Eastern Europe known for its Orthodox churches, Black Sea coastline and forested mountains. Its capital, Kiev, features the gold-domed St. Sophia’s Cathedral, with 11th-century mosaics and frescoes. Overlooking the Dnieper River is the Kiev Pechersk Lavra monastery complex, a Christian pilgrimage site housing Scythian tomb relics and catacombs containing mummified Orthodox monks.

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