Orphans and their problems in Ukraine and Russia [2018 version]

By Vadim Dovganyuk

The problem for orphans in Ukraine and Russia When you hear Ukraine and Russia in 1 sentence, it is most often about the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine and how either Ukraine or Russia is bad.While this happens, there are very few who dare to notice the impact this conflict has on both sides children,…

World Orphans Day Awareness

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Today is World Orphans Day, one of the most important awareness days to me, but also one that makes me realize that the bad in this world is not always created by the ways we suppose. For example, did you know that the reason why all orphan estimations are regarded as incorrect is based on…

A horrible quote

By Vadim Dovganyuk

“What a child doesn’t receive he can seldom later give.” Ever heard of that quote? It’s quote of British crime writer Phyllis Dorothy James from her book “Time to be in Earnest: A Fragment of Autobiography”. Also, it is among my most hated quotes in existence. This single quote easily leads to a lot of…

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…

We don’t really know

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Note: Written in a currently hard time of my life. Because of that I lack focus, and it may have degraded my writing. My apologies if it has. We all think we know… I do, you do, and pretty much all of the world does. Which is no problem, if you are willing to understand…

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…

Song translation: Bahrom Nazarov – Yetimlar

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Foreword This song is meaningful to me because of my own past. It has been one of the very few moments I had to ask help to make a complete correct translation possible. As with any translation that is published here at my blog and at my YouTube, it is my intention to bring across…