Журнал Viche 2009 №9

№9, 2009

Fates Separated by Border

Cultivated stripe of land, the so called control and investigative stripe, and the barbed wire – these were established symbols of state boundary of the Soviet epoch. The union disappeared already long time ago, but wires, control stripes and ditches remained. Habitants of settlements, where the line of separation passed of already independent states, are still dissatisfied. The border separated not only territorial lands but also human fates. Our correspondent became convinced of that when he had visited boundary villages in western, northern and eastern Ukraine.