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Brazil’s ‘Little Ukraine’ prays for ancestral homeland 
After the Russian invasion of Ukraine the churches in the southern Brazilian town of Prudentopolis, built by Ukrainian immigrants who arrived in such large numbers from the late 19th century that it became known as Little Ukraine, have been packed with locals wracked by feelings of despair and powerlessness, praying for friends and families back in Ukraine. 
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February 26, 2022 
Helena Marcinek, 48, a church keeper of Ukrainian descent, stands in front of the Sao Miguel Arcanjo... 
PARANA, Brazil 
The Wider Image: Brazil's 'Little Ukraine' prays for ancestral homeland 
Helena Marcinek, 48, a church keeper of Ukrainian descent, stands in front of the Sao Miguel Arcanjo church in Linha Nova Galicia, Prudentopolis, Parana state, Brazil, February 26, 2022. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares SEARCH "OLIVARES PRUDENTOPOLIS UKRAINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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February 26, 2022 
Meroslawa Krevei, a museum curator of Ukrainian descent, walks along the entrance of the Sagrado Coracao... 
PARANA, Brazil 
The Wider Image: Brazil's 'Little Ukraine' prays for ancestral homeland 
Meroslawa Krevei, a museum curator of Ukrainian descent, walks along the entrance of the Sagrado Coracao de Jesus Catechist Institute in Prudentopolis, Parana state, Brazil, February 26, 2022. "Ukraine is a country where people pray a lot, now I pray for God to have mercy on that people who suffer". said Krevei. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares SEARCH "OLIVARES PRUDENTOPOLIS UKRAINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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March 03, 2022 
Ukrainian descendants and members of the "Cossack brotherhood" pray the rosary inside the Sao Josafat... 
PARANA, Brazil 
The Wider Image: Brazil's 'Little Ukraine' prays for ancestral homeland 
Ukrainian descendants and members of the "Cossack brotherhood" pray the rosary inside the Sao Josafat church, Prudentopolis, Parana state, Brazil, March 3, 2022. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares SEARCH "OLIVARES PRUDENTOPOLIS UKRAINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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February 24, 2022 
Nadia Rurak Techy, 66, a businesswoman of Ukrainian descent, holds a photo of her parents, at her shop... 
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The Wider Image: Brazil's 'Little Ukraine' prays for ancestral homeland 
Nadia Rurak Techy, 66, a businesswoman of Ukrainian descent, holds a photo of her parents, at her shop in Prudentopolis, Parana state, Brazil, February 24, 2022. Techy said she feared Ukrainian culture would be erased. "I'm distraught," she said, breaking into tears at her clothes shop. "Ukraine doesn't deserve this ... Our homeland has to be free. It needs to remain beautiful, as it always was." REUTERS/Pilar Olivares SEARCH "OLIVARES PRUDENTOPOLIS UKRAINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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February 26, 2022 
The Prudentopolis city known as "Little Ukraine" is seen, in Parana state, Brazil, February 26, 2022.... 
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The Wider Image: Brazil's 'Little Ukraine' prays for ancestral homeland 
The Prudentopolis city known as "Little Ukraine" is seen, in Parana state, Brazil, February 26, 2022. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares SEARCH "OLIVARES PRUDENTOPOLIS UKRAINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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February 25, 2022 
Nossa Senhora do Patrocinio church is seen in Linha Esperanca, Prudentopolis, Parana state, Brazil, February... 
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The Wider Image: Brazil's 'Little Ukraine' prays for ancestral homeland 
Nossa Senhora do Patrocinio church is seen in Linha Esperanca, Prudentopolis, Parana state, Brazil, February 25, 2022. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares SEARCH "OLIVARES PRUDENTOPOLIS UKRAINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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February 27, 2022 
Filomena Procek, 67, an art teacher of Ukrainian descent, watches the news about Ukraine accompanied... 
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The Wider Image: Brazil's 'Little Ukraine' prays for ancestral homeland 
Filomena Procek, 67, an art teacher of Ukrainian descent, watches the news about Ukraine accompanied by family friend, Maria Luiza Burcovski, 17, also of Ukrainian descent, at home in Linha Barra Vermelha, Prudentopolis, Parana state, Brazil, February 27, 2022. "We from the Brazilian diaspora, we are very sad with all that is happening in Ukraine, we are following the news and our hearts are tight, but we know that people there are suffering much more. We are praying for them, our prayers will help Ukraine to win." said Procek. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares SEARCH "OLIVARES PRUDENTOPOLIS UKRAINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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March 03, 2022 
Rodrigo Michalovski, 31, a dental surgeon of Ukrainian descent, dresses in the typical attire of the... 
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The Wider Image: Brazil's 'Little Ukraine' prays for ancestral homeland 
Rodrigo Michalovski, 31, a dental surgeon of Ukrainian descent, dresses in the typical attire of the "Cossack brotherhood" at home in Prudentopolis, Parana state, Brazil March 3, 2022. The club seeks to maintain ties with Ukrainian culture through dances and historical presentations. "We learn to love Ukraine from childhood ... and we carry that love for our entire lives," Michalovski said. "Every bit of sad news about the war is a stab in my chest, in my heart. We will only have peace again when the fire in Ukraine stops, when I know that our people are safe." REUTERS/Pilar Olivares SEARCH "OLIVARES PRUDENTOPOLIS UKRAINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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February 25, 2022 
Helena Kachuski, 80, a Ukrainian descendant, and her husband Jose Petel, 81, watch the news on television... 
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The Wider Image: Brazil's 'Little Ukraine' prays for ancestral homeland 
Helena Kachuski, 80, a Ukrainian descendant, and her husband Jose Petel, 81, watch the news on television at home in Linha Esperanca, Prudentopolis, Parana state, Brazil, February 25, 2022. "I feel a lot of pain, a hugh pain, it's not easy, there are mothers with children, elderly people, they had a good life and now they have to leave everything. Either they flee, or they die. I cried a lot today, I got very emotional, but what can I do." said Kachuski. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares SEARCH "OLIVARES PRUDENTOPOLIS UKRAINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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February 25, 2022 
Helena Kachuski, 80, a Ukrainian descendant, displays photos of herself and her husband Jose Petel, 81,... 
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The Wider Image: Brazil's 'Little Ukraine' prays for ancestral homeland 
Helena Kachuski, 80, a Ukrainian descendant, displays photos of herself and her husband Jose Petel, 81, at home in Linha Esperanca, Prudentopolis, Parana state, Brazil, February 25, 2022. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares SEARCH "OLIVARES PRUDENTOPOLIS UKRAINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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February 25, 2022 
Helena Kachuski, 80, a Ukrainian descendant, and her husband Jose Petel, 81, take care of their animals... 
PARANA, Brazil 
The Wider Image: Brazil's 'Little Ukraine' prays for ancestral homeland 
Helena Kachuski, 80, a Ukrainian descendant, and her husband Jose Petel, 81, take care of their animals at their home in Linha Esperanca, Prudentopolis, Parana state, Brazil, February 25, 2022. "I feel a lot of pain, a hugh pain, it's not easy, there are mothers with children, elderly people, they had a good life and now they have to leave everything. Either they flee, or they die. I cried a lot today, I got very emotional, but what can I do." said Kachuski. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares SEARCH "OLIVARES PRUDENTOPOLIS UKRAINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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February 28, 2022 
Meroslawa Krevei, a museum curator of Ukrainian descent, reads a new edition of the Pracia newspaper... 
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The Wider Image: Brazil's 'Little Ukraine' prays for ancestral homeland 
Meroslawa Krevei, a museum curator of Ukrainian descent, reads a new edition of the Pracia newspaper in her room at the Sagrado Coracao de Jesus Catechist Institute in Prudentopolis, Parana state, Brazil, February 28, 2022. "Ukraine is a country where people pray a lot, now I pray for God to have mercy on that people who suffer". said Krevei. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares SEARCH "OLIVARES PRUDENTOPOLIS UKRAINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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February 26, 2022 
Katielly Aparecida Senkiv, 18, a Ukrainian descendant, plays Bandura, a typical Ukrainian instrument... 
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The Wider Image: Brazil's 'Little Ukraine' prays for ancestral homeland 
Katielly Aparecida Senkiv, 18, a Ukrainian descendant, plays Bandura, a typical Ukrainian instrument at the Sagrado Coracao de Jesus Catechist Institute in Prudentopolis, Parana state, Brazil, February 26, 2022. "I am from the third generation of Ukrainians who arrived in Brazil. My great-grandparents came from Ukraine before World War II, they met on the ship and got married here in Brazil." she said "This difficult time for Ukraine is a time of great sadness for our hearts. Every bomb that falls in Ukraine is a bomb that hits our hearts". REUTERS/Pilar Olivares SEARCH "OLIVARES PRUDENTOPOLIS UKRAINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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March 03, 2022 
Rodrigo Michalovski, 31, a dental surgeon of Ukrainian descent, speaks with his friend, Volodymyr Dolenko,... 
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The Wider Image: Brazil's 'Little Ukraine' prays for ancestral homeland 
Rodrigo Michalovski, 31, a dental surgeon of Ukrainian descent, speaks with his friend, Volodymyr Dolenko, who is in a shelter in Ukraine, at home in Prudentopolis, Parana state, Brazil, March 3, 2022. "Every bit of sad news about the war is a stab in my chest, in my heart. We will only have peace again when the fire in Ukraine stops, when I know that our people are safe." Michalovski said. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares SEARCH "OLIVARES PRUDENTOPOLIS UKRAINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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March 03, 2022 
Rodrigo Michalovski, 31, a dental surgeon of Ukrainian descent, speaks with his friend, Volodymyr Dolenko,... 
PARANA, Brazil 
The Wider Image: Brazil's 'Little Ukraine' prays for ancestral homeland 
Rodrigo Michalovski, 31, a dental surgeon of Ukrainian descent, speaks with his friend, Volodymyr Dolenko, who is in a shelter in Ukraine, at home in Prudentopolis, Parana state, Brazil, March 3, 2022. "Every bit of sad news about the war is a stab in my chest, in my heart. We will only have peace again when the fire in Ukraine stops, when I know that our people are safe." Michalovski said. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares SEARCH "OLIVARES PRUDENTOPOLIS UKRAINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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March 02, 2022 
Ukrainian descendants and members of the "Cossack brotherhood" perform during a rehearsal in Prudentopolis,... 
PARANA, Brazil 
The Wider Image: Brazil's 'Little Ukraine' prays for ancestral homeland 
Ukrainian descendants and members of the "Cossack brotherhood" perform during a rehearsal in Prudentopolis, Parana state, Brazil, March 2, 2022. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares SEARCH "OLIVARES PRUDENTOPOLIS UKRAINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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February 25, 2022 
Lidia Schinkovic, 77, a seamstress of Ukrainian descent, holds a priests robe at the Sagrado Coracao... 
PARANA, Brazil 
The Wider Image: Brazil's 'Little Ukraine' prays for ancestral homeland 
Lidia Schinkovic, 77, a seamstress of Ukrainian descent, holds a priests robe at the Sagrado Coracao de Jesus Catechist Institute in Prudentopolis, Parana state, Brazil, February 25, 2022. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares SEARCH "OLIVARES PRUDENTOPOLIS UKRAINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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February 28, 2022 
Julia Manuela Zdebski, 4, a Ukrainian descendent, balances on a swing outside her home in Linha Esperanca,... 
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The Wider Image: Brazil's 'Little Ukraine' prays for ancestral homeland 
Julia Manuela Zdebski, 4, a Ukrainian descendent, balances on a swing outside her home in Linha Esperanca, Prudentopolis, Parana state, Brazil, February 28, 2022. SEARCH "OLIVARES PRUDENTOPOLIS UKRAINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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February 28, 2022 
Julia Manuela Zdebski, 4, a Ukrainian descendent, sits on pumpkins outside her home in Linha Esperanca,... 
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The Wider Image: Brazil's 'Little Ukraine' prays for ancestral homeland 
Julia Manuela Zdebski, 4, a Ukrainian descendent, sits on pumpkins outside her home in Linha Esperanca, Prudentopolis, Parana state, Brazil, February 28, 2022. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares SEARCH "OLIVARES PRUDENTOPOLIS UKRAINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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February 27, 2022 
A man of Ukrainian descent rides a horse in Linha Nova Galicia, Prudentopolis, Parana state, Brazil February... 
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The Wider Image: Brazil's 'Little Ukraine' prays for ancestral homeland 
A man of Ukrainian descent rides a horse in Linha Nova Galicia, Prudentopolis, Parana state, Brazil February 27, 2022. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares SEARCH "OLIVARES PRUDENTOPOLIS UKRAINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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February 27, 2022 
The entrance to a cemetery used only for Ukrainian descendants is seen in Prudentopolis, Parana state,... 
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The Wider Image: Brazil's 'Little Ukraine' prays for ancestral homeland 
The entrance to a cemetery used only for Ukrainian descendants is seen in Prudentopolis, Parana state, Brazil, February 27, 2022. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares SEARCH "OLIVARES PRUDENTOPOLIS UKRAINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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February 27, 2022 
Maria Deczka, 80, a Ukrainian descendant, holds a family photo at her home in Linha Barra Vermelha, Prudentopolis,... 
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The Wider Image: Brazil's 'Little Ukraine' prays for ancestral homeland 
Maria Deczka, 80, a Ukrainian descendant, holds a family photo at her home in Linha Barra Vermelha, Prudentopolis, Parana state, Brazil, February 27, 2022. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares SEARCH "OLIVARES PRUDENTOPOLIS UKRAINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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February 26, 2022 
Religious song books are seen inside the Sao Miguel Arcanjo church in Linha Nova Galicia, Prudentopolis,... 
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The Wider Image: Brazil's 'Little Ukraine' prays for ancestral homeland 
Religious song books are seen inside the Sao Miguel Arcanjo church in Linha Nova Galicia, Prudentopolis, Parana state, Brazil, February 26, 2022. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares SEARCH "OLIVARES PRUDENTOPOLIS UKRAINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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February 26, 2022 
Filomena Procek, 67, an art teacher, and Helena Marcinek,48, a church keeper, both Ukrainian descendants,... 
PARANA, Brazil 
The Wider Image: Brazil's 'Little Ukraine' prays for ancestral homeland 
Filomena Procek, 67, an art teacher, and Helena Marcinek,48, a church keeper, both Ukrainian descendants, talk inside the Sao Miguel Arcanjo church in Linha Nova Galicia, Prudentopolis, Parana state, Brazil, February 26, 2022. "We from the Brazilian diaspora, we are very sad with all that is happening in Ukraine, we are following the news and our hearts are tight, but we know that people there are suffering much more. We are praying for them, our prayers will help Ukraine to win." said Procek. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares SEARCH "OLIVARES PRUDENTOPOLIS UKRAINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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