Silence Gone: A Ukranian Village in Lockdown

Collection with 14 media items created by Marichka

Ukraine 04 Dec 2020 13:37

This photo essay shows how the tiny village of Khomutyntsi in the Ukraine experienced the COVID-19 lockdown. 

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funeral
Khomutyntsi
By Marichka
04 May 2020

Only the closest relatives are allowed at the funeral during the quarantine. The funeral procession is passing Supruniv pond on the way to the grave yard.

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Title photo for the collection
Life
Khomutyntsi
By Marichka
02 Jul 2020

Raisa Moroziuk, poses for the portrait to show the joy of life at 91 y.o.

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milk delivery
Khomutyntsi
By Marichka
27 Apr 2020

Local schoolteacher of English Kateryna Sahaidak, 63, brings milk and, keeping the distance, puts it on a stump.

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pig ride
Khomutyntsi
By Marichka
01 May 2020

It is a long standing tradition for children to sit on a killed pig for luck or for the meat to be softer but no one remembers exactly. Locals explain that during the times before the WW2, when someone was killing a pig, children from the whole street were running into that yard to sit on it.

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pig
Khomutyntsi
By Marichka
01 May 2020

Hryhoriy Sahaidak, 62, local schoolteacher of history together with the former head of the village Volodymyr Shprot, 51, killed a pig and are preparing it to sort out the meat.

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rain
Khomutyntsi
By Marichka
02 May 2020

Nazar Varenikov, 9, is running around the yard in the rain. The road is cobbled in the village. Nazar, who enjoys riding a skateboard or a bicycle, goes to the local school yard every day where there is a tiny bit of a paved road. One day his bicycle broke and he allowed a man to help him fix a tyre: “Honestly, I was standing two meters away from him!”.

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shop
Khomutyntsi
By Marichka
16 Apr 2020

Local citizens talk while waiting for their turn to enter the shop where no more than one person is allowed.

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weed
Khomutyntsi
By Marichka
28 Apr 2020

Kateryna Sahaidak, 63, is happy to have her daughter Tetiana Korchak, 34, an ABA therapist, around to help her in their vegetable garden.

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doctor
Khomutyntsi
By Marichka
28 Apr 2020

Vadym Troyan agreed to come to the village with all needed equipment and help Raisa Moroziuk to choose the needed hearing aid for her. From now on her life is not so preciously quiet.

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blood
Khomutyntsi
By Marichka
01 May 2020

I was promised that it will be possible to buy some meat.

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boy
Khomutyntsi
By Marichka
28 Apr 2020

Matviy Korchak trying to practice the exercises he is now can’t attend while on the quarantine in the village

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pets friend
Khomutyntsi
By Marichka
27 Apr 2020

A dog, Chucha, and a cat, Martyn, are running after Nazar Varenikov who is riding a bicycle in the local school yard. These two are the only ones who can keep him company during the quarantine.

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funeral.
Khomutyntsi
By Marichka
04 May 2020

Valeriy Kravchuk, 56, on a left from Moscow patriarchate priest father Yevgeniy, is helping the funeral procession by carrying the icon.