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Littlehirosima: Social Workers

Fort Russ, February 1st, 2017 Translated by J.Hawk and originally posted at LittleHirosima-English website Edited by Tatzhit, reprinted with permission –”Some time ago, one of our workers was taken hostage. The drunken father imagined that we came to take away his child, so he locked her up at his home. We called the militia, the […]

Littlehirosima: New Year in Pervomaysk

Fort Russ, Jan 11th, 2017Originally translated by J.Hawk and posted on LittleHirosima-English website. Reprinted with permission, edited by Tatzhit. Yaaaa-hoooo!!!Well, what I’m really trying to say is that we’re all incredibly awesome))) Pervomaysk, a frontline city in LPR, has just held its New Year’s tree ceremonies and all the kids received presents!)My wonderful Zhenya and […]

Littlehirosima: The Christmas Trees of Pervomaysk

Originally translated by J.Hawk and published on LittleHirosima-English website. Edited by Tatzhit MihailovichFort Russ, Dec 15 2016 Littlehirosima: The Christmas Trees of Pervomaysk In the LPR, there is a city called Pervomaysk. It has a leader, the acting mayor Olya Ishchenko – widow of the murdered mayor Zhenya Ishchenko. She is the only mayor I […]

Littlehirosima: Another Surgery

Fort Russ, October 1st, 2016  Translated by J. Hawk and originally published at the Littlehirosima-English website.  Dear friends, we have some unfortunate news concerning our Vika from Lugansk. Recently the pressure within her eye has increased and she has been hospitalized with glaucoma. She’s in extreme pain and is on painkillers. She was operated on […]

Littlehiroshima: Tanya and Olya

Fort Russ, October 1st, 2016Translated by J. Hawk and originally published at the Littlehirosima-English website. Tanya and Olya This is Tanya and Olya Mavenko. They live in wartime Lugansk.Tanya is 16, Olya – 15. Their father fought in Afghanistan, was highly decorated, including the Order of the Red Star. But later, he couldn’t “come back […]

Littlehirosima: “Annushka” and War

“Annushka” and War Fort Russ, September 11th, 2016 Translated by J. Hawk and originally published at the Littlehirosima-English website. Published in Russian at littlehirosima blog on May 6th. When I was twelve, the local small kids used to follow me around. My mom had to repel hordes storming our home: “Duuunyaaaa, Duuuuunyaaaaa!” The roar would […]

Littlehirosima: Life Goes On

Fort Russ, September 8th, 2016 Translated by J. Hawk and originally published at the Littlehirosima-English website Ira looks like a 16 year old, and she seemingly speaks ten thousand words per minute. I couldn’t really keep up with the flow of her thoughts – she was speaking so fast. Her house is in Stanitsa Luganskaya, […]

Littlehirosima: I haven’t cried like that in a year and a half

Fort Russ, August 6th, 2016Originally translated by M. Jasinsky and posted on littlehirosima’s website I haven’t cried like that in a year and a half.It was a story that made everyone cry.We drove up to the gate, and Lyuba, a local woman, came out and started to howl. She simply howled and cried, resting on her […]

Littlehiroshima: Aid trip to Donbass, July 2016

Fort Russ, July 31st, 2016 This July trip was not supposed to happen. Zhenya was buried under a pile of work, my daughter is graduating from first grade, there’s book editing, my students have exams… But we managed to get away, though not for long. But it was productive. The situation was difficult – daily […]