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About Vitalii Atanasov

Vitalii Atanasov is a freelance journalist and filmmaker based in Kiev, Ukraine. He writes about social and economic problems, culture and the situation of vulnerable groups. He edits the Solidarity Committee's website in support of Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kolchenko, and is the author of Kherson Machine-building Plant.

Articles by Vitalii Atanasov

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Undermined: how the state is selling out Ukraine’s coal workers

Ukraine’s miners were once heroes of socialist labour. Today, after years of sector-wide neglect and corruption, there are new plans for further mine closures, leaving thousands of people without work. Русский

Ukraine’s displaced people: status unknown


Why are refugees in Ukraine second-class citizens? Русский


Kryvyi Rih needs an alternative


Next month, this industrial city in southeast Ukraine goes to the polls. The electoral race tells us one thing so far: this town needs an alternative. Русский

Mariupol elections: will Donbas voters be represented in Ukrainian politics?

The Donbas is being airbrushed out of Ukrainian politics. This will only build another barrier to a united and democratic country. Русский


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