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Global News published this video item, entitled “Ukrainians make music, not war with “cleanup raves” amid Russia’s war” – below is their description.
As Ukrainian civilians clear and clean communities devastated by Russia’s war, young people are using dance and music to fill themselves with hope and motivation after they work.
A new social event for youth is taking off in the war-damaged country. It’s not exactly the club scene but organizers from ‘Repair Together’ put out the call for loads of young people to show up ready to work, vibe and dance.
Ten events have been held so far and the group hopes to go from cleaning up destroyed homes to rebuilding.
Crystal Goomansingh attended one of the “clean-up raves” in the Chernihiv region, and speaks with volunteers about what has them raving to rebuild.
Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It extends from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea in the south.
Russia spans more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area, stretching eleven time zones, and bordering 16 sovereign nations. Moscow is the country’s capital.
The Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991 and since 1993 Russia been governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. Russia is a major great power, with the world’s second-most powerful military, and the fourth-highest military expenditure. As a recognised nuclear-weapon state, the country possesses the world’s largest stockpile of nuclear weapons.
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.