An honest answer to the received messages

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Since the invasion of Ukraine by Putin’s forces started, I have been receiving questions about whether I am safe. To be really clear, I have been in the Polish city of Szczecin for about 2 years already. Meaning, yes, I am safe. That doesn’t change the fact that I have worries, as my family and…

In dedication of Holocaust Memorial Day

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day. On this day we remember the worst genocide Europe and the world has experienced throughout history. A genocide which primarily targeted Jews and Roma, but also those who were disabled, Slavic people (especially Poles), Jehovah’s Witnesses, communists, socialists, and homosexuals. We’re so many years onward, but the world hasn’t learned.…

The never-ending wars and conflicts

By Vadim Dovganyuk

1914, it may seem like a random year I name, yet, it is not. 1914 is a very well known year because of the Christmas Truce(Weihnachtsfrieden, Trêve de Noël, Kerstbestanden), a truly remarkable moment during the First World War, which never happened again. Yes, it is actually possible, peace during war, and the reason why…

Trump and Migration: His acts oppose his words

By Vadim Dovganyuk

When it comes to (Donald J.) Trump, there is a lot of ridiculousness. Like how he called for building a wall that already is there… And how he claimed climate change was a hoax… However, how many have gone as far with fact-checking everything and noticed he speaks against his own family over, and over,…

Behind closed doors

By Vadim Dovganyuk

It’s one of the moments in my life about which I say “wow, how lucky I am that it happened to me”, the moment I received an email of Elda Moreno from her official United Nations email (that she had back then). For those who do not know, she is the current Head of the…

Not so different after all

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Unless you live in the USA, Canada, or Western Europe, you probably are aware of that ancient old bias, how citizens of Western Europe and Northern America seem to believe they set the standard of the world, and basically everyone else is weird… Well, obviously we are not weird, but that is how we are…

Words are the problem

By Vadim Dovganyuk

As my blog is kind of an extension of my Twitter profile, it is likely that you have read the following Tweet: My mind has been preoccupied this week, hence no songs of the day that I usually do.Henceforth, a #SongOfTheWeek for once.Which is a song that after 11 years still has the best message,…

The forgotten way: Syncretism

By Vadim Dovganyuk

The first time I noted being a syncretist, people were surprised, some even not actually aware of what it means. Syncretism is the practice of combining different beliefs, and yes, I am adherent to it. It’s essentially the opposite of the so-called “Third Position”, which is all about opposing and dividing those of the “regular…