Not more, not less, just you.

By Vladislav

“Because you could maybe judge me..?”It hit me hard when my girlfriend said these words. In my mind the only words that show are, “how could I ever judge her?” It was during a conversation about weight when she uttered those words. I never even considered the possibility of judging her about anything. In fact,…

The crushing part of kindness & happiness

By Vadim Dovganyuk

It’s an ideal to many, being kind and happy. However, for many who truly are both, these are not long-lasting.The problem not being themselves, but the societal norms of today. In today’s society, it’s much more accepted to leave others alone, complain about everything, be depressed, speak out about whatever you feel like and want…

Why I avoid writing about autism while being autistic

By Vadim Dovganyuk

It’s weird to tell you this, but since the start of my blog I’ve been scared of 1 single subject, which is autism. Yes, I’m an autistic blogger and am scared to literally tell about my own experiences, which is also the reason why most blog posts I dared to share before eventually got hidden…

Who are you even supporting? Stay away from AIESEC

By Vadim Dovganyuk

You might actually have seen it while browsing around the web, those advertisements about volunteering abroad. Especially if you live in Western Europe and Northern America, these advertisements are very common. And you might say, “why not?” Many of the advertisements are from reputable companies after all. Especially the NGO “AIESEC” is well-known for this.…

The charity which blessed my life

By Vadim Dovganyuk

While my charitable activities go back exactly 6 years as of today, there is a charity, which I care for very much, of which the activities goes back to 1973. Starting out in support of oppressed Christians in the former Soviet Union, their work didn’t end when in 1991 the former Soviet Union came to…

[WIP] Crimean Karaites or rather Crimean Karaimites?

By Vadim Dovganyuk

[The following blog post is a work in progress and will be expanded as more information is collected and verified.] As a descendant of Crimean Karaites, I often have to face ignorant people who state that we’re Turkic, not Jewish. Beyond the fact that it’s offensive, there is also the fact that the whole Khazar…

The loner’s dream

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Even if you’re the only peaceful voice amid thousands screaming for violence, there is no reason to change your voice. The light in the darkness is what moves change. It’s generally not the masses who are righteous, honorable, justified. It’s the loner who dares to speak when everyone else remains silent. And the one who…

The “family safe” censorship

By Vadim Dovganyuk

I have to clarify something. If you’re someone who has been reading my blog longer than just today, you may notice blog posts I have previously published have gone missing. I’m sad to confirm that this blog has been hit by an indirect form of censorship. Previously I always wrote from the heart and without…

No further updates

By Guest Translators

I am sad to have to confirm that Vadim is among those who currently are infected with the COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) virus. Because of this, the SnowCalmth blog will not be updated until he has recovered. There is not much more that can be said as he was aware that the chances were there for him…