4 episodes

Laryssa Menkova shares a series of diaries exploring her Ukrainian Heritage. Throughout this series, Laryssa reflects on parts of her parents’ lives fleeing from Russia and settling in Ukraine, her travels in Ukraine, and her feelings about being a child of immigrant Ukrainian parents, set against the current realities of Russia’s invasion on Ukraine.

My Ukrainian Heritage : Laryssa Roamancing Travel

    • Society & Culture

Laryssa Menkova shares a series of diaries exploring her Ukrainian Heritage. Throughout this series, Laryssa reflects on parts of her parents’ lives fleeing from Russia and settling in Ukraine, her travels in Ukraine, and her feelings about being a child of immigrant Ukrainian parents, set against the current realities of Russia’s invasion on Ukraine.

    My Ukrainian Heritage – Part 1: I Grew Up With My Parent’s Stories of Fleeing Ukraine in WWII

    My Ukrainian Heritage – Part 1: I Grew Up With My Parent’s Stories of Fleeing Ukraine in WWII

    Laryssa Menkova reads her diary entry, entitled ‘My Ukrainian Heritage - Part 1: I Grew Up Hearing My Parent’s Stories of Fleeing Ukraine in the Second World War’.

    Throughout this series, Laryssa reflects on parts of her parents’ lives in Ukraine, her travels in Ukraine, and her feelings about being a child of immigrant Ukrainian parents, set against the current realities of Russia’s invasion on Ukraine.

    Read and engage with the full diary entry at https://roamancing.com/2022/03/my-ukrainian-heritage-stories-of-fleeing-ukraine-in-the-second-world-war/

    For other tales of culture, connect with Roamancing via our Twitter, Facebook Page, the Women Who Love to Travel Group and our YouTube Channel.

    • 2 min
    Fleeing Dekulakization in Early 1930s Russia - Part 2 of My Ukrainian Heritage

    Fleeing Dekulakization in Early 1930s Russia - Part 2 of My Ukrainian Heritage

    Laryssa Menkova reads her diary entry, entitled ‘My Ukrainian Heritage - Part 2: Fleeing Dekulakization in Early 1930s Russia’.

    In Part 2 of My Ukrainian Heritage, Laryssa shares her father’s story of survival in fleeing dekulakization and Polatova, Russia at age 18.

    Read and engage with the full diary entry at https://roamancing.com/2022/04/fleeing-dekulakization-my-ukrainian-heritage/

    For other tales of culture, connect with Roamancing via our Twitter, Facebook Page, the Women Who Love to Travel Group and our YouTube Channel.

    • 2 min
    Hiding in Plain Sight from the Dekulakization in Valuyki – Part 3 of My Ukrainian Heritage

    Hiding in Plain Sight from the Dekulakization in Valuyki – Part 3 of My Ukrainian Heritage

    Laryssa Menkova reads her diary entry, entitled ‘My Ukrainian Heritage - Part 3: Hiding in Plain Sight from the Dekulakization in Valuyki’.

    In part 3 of ‘My Ukrainian Heritage’, Laryssa shares how her father nearly evades capture during dekulakization in Russia by hiding in plain sight.

    Read and engage with the full diary entry at https://roamancing.com/2022/05/hiding-in-plain-sight-from-the-dekulakization-my-ukrainian-heritage/

    For other tales of culture, connect with Roamancing via our Twitter, Facebook Page, the Women Who Love to Travel Group and our YouTube Channel.

    • 2 min
    Conscripted! Siberian Worker’s Army to World War II Soldier – Part 4 of My Ukrainian Heritage

    Conscripted! Siberian Worker’s Army to World War II Soldier – Part 4 of My Ukrainian Heritage

    Laryssa Menkova reads her diary entry, entitled ‘My Ukrainian Heritage - Part 4: Conscripted! Siberian Worker’s Army to World War II Soldier’.

    From one army / nightmare into another. Join Mikhail’s story where we last left off, with his forced conscription into the worker’s army and a one way ticket to Siberia to work under the Gulag.

    Read and engage with the full diary entry at https://roamancing.com/2022/06/siberian-workers-army-to-wwii-soldier-my-ukrainian-heritage/

    For other tales of culture, connect with Roamancing via our Twitter, Facebook Page, the Women Who Love to Travel Group and our YouTube Channel.

    • 2 min

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