The truth unspoken

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Recently I read, and answered, a question on my Twitter timeline. In German it was asked which of 2 terms was more overused, one of which I still know was “capitalism”, the other was a term about equal treatment, I don’t know the exact one anymore. The choice was actually rather easy and yet also…

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[RANT] The term Orphan

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Urgh… I hate it when I as a non-native English speaker have to educate native English speakers… In this case, made even worse as the origin of the lack of understanding quite likely are non-native English speakers, like myself… I am just going to be to the point: The English term of Orphan comes from…

Have a safe Cyber Christmas

By Vadim Dovganyuk

As it’s Christmas Eve, it’s likely people are creating beautiful memories, memories some may want to eternalize with photos. I am going to keep this short, as the message is short: “Don’t overly share photos online!” If you wish to end the holidays with your (and your family’s) cyber-safety intact, please keep photos private. In…

After 2 years…

By Vadim Dovganyuk

2 years ago, I started my own quest, the quest to get every trustworthy organization listed that is supporting disadvantaged children within the area of Ukraine, and as of 2016 also Russia, and more importantly, that have no connection to politics, so not to any government, and neither support any means of political and military…

The unseen bigger picture

By Vadim Dovganyuk

After all the horrible discrimination I have seen at the USA, I wish I could ask one of those people a simple and straightforward question, which is: “Are you against migrants?” The reason for that simple question is because the answer quite likely will result in anything meaning “yes”, at which moment a simple fault…

Is honesty the answer?

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Honesty, it seems such an easy concept, however, the reality is different. When we look at what truly happens, many of us are not truly honest, not dishonest either, but rather staying in the middle. Which is not that strange, as when we go through life, situations will develop every day, and sometimes dishonesty is…

That one question that left me speechless

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Once I was asked “why do you not hate me?”, which is a rather disturbing question to hear regardless, but especially when you are unaware where the question comes from. It’s a question that was asked me a few years ago, which left me speechless, unaware that the question had a lot of feelings behind…

Goal achieved, problem remains

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Over a year ago, I started the fight with anti-institutionalization organizations over the terms “Orphan” and “Orphanages”. An emotional fight, and a fight I didn’t believe I would even have any success at, which I only continued to stand up for because of an increasing amount of support I received from people all over the…

Factual info about the phenomenon taking young people’s lives: Blue Whale

By Vadim Dovganyuk

This message was imported from my Facebook, original post at: https://www.facebook.com/snowcalmth/posts/1912608612394350?pnref=story Information verified by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Omsk region at Russia Blue Whale is a phenomenon that in the recent years has started taking lives at primarily Russia, called this way to be reflective to the suicidal acts of whales. The…

To the United Nations: Stop the confusion!

By Vadim Dovganyuk

For about a year already, I’m actively fighting anti-institutionalization campaigns who incorrectly use the word “orphanage” instead of “children’s home”. I’m happy that more and more campaigns, charities, and foundations are opening their eyes, and are attempting to use it correctly. This includes the Lumos Foundation, which I have criticized harshly through time, primarily as…

No oppression? You even know your own facts?

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Do I support Putin? – Nope. Do I support Poroshenko? – Nope. Do I support Trump? – Nope. Do I support T. May? – Nope. Do I support Trudeau? – Nope. Do I support Netanyahu? – Nope. Do I support Rouhani? – Nope. Do I support Xi Jinping? – Nope. Do I support Merkel? –…

[Short] Required to respect officials?

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Recently I have read a huge number of adults saying that it is ridiculous that children and youth are not being respectful to elected officials… Somehow, I think those who say it is ridiculous, are ridiculous themselves, as we are talking about ELECTED officials… For those who are not aware, those who are elected were…

My activism, my advocacy, my goal

By Vadim Dovganyuk

For some time I have been mainly sharing translations, and at my social media accounts, apart of YouTube, messages of hope and happiness. It may seem weird, as, to some, that is no activism and advocacy. Well, let me be clear, in the days of today, it is the only effective way of activism and…

We took away our own livelihood

By Vadim Dovganyuk

[Этот пост также доступен на русском языке.] Politics, politics, politics. Are you not getting bored by them? Please, don’t get me wrong, politics are important in life, but the fact that close to 100% of the world has no clue annoys me. Politics, the job of running an area, like a country, or at least,…

[Short] Terminology is very important

By Vadim Dovganyuk

I have had a lot of comments over the previous years, regarding my blog posts here, but also at my social media posts. This has been the number one reason for me to close the comments here at my blog, as, in all honesty, I got tired of repeating myself, time and time again. One…