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About Vitalii Atanasov

Vitalii Atanasov is a freelance journalist based in Kiev, Ukraine. He writes about social and economic problems, culture and the situation of vulnerable groups. He also curates the "Digital shadow" Telegram channel. 

Articles by Vitalii Atanasov

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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Lights in the distance

A new book on migration processes in the European Union foregrounds human stories, militarising borders and Europe’s new racism. RU

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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