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“There’s no Ukraine I am used to. The Russians had destroyed it.”

Sergey Faldin 🇺🇦
11 min readJul 26, 2022
Image courtesy of Anna and Andrey. Personal archive.

In the months preceding the war, Anna’s inner circle brushed off any possibility of Russia invading Ukraine. They didn’t give it much thought as they watched the news of oligarchs sending their children…

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Sergey Faldin 🇺🇦

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