For each city


Did you know that every large city in Ukraine has a statue of a woman protecting it? The statue high above Maidan Square in Kiev is called Berehynia, or “Protectress” [a woman protector or defender]. Such statues (which are a part of many cultures) are in honor of qualities like patience, love, wisdom, hope, and calm which have saved people and nations over and over again. In all history, the real story is in the spirit of the people who rebuild, even if many times. .   —Andrei




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