Laryssa Menkova shares a series of diaries exploring her Ukrainian Heritage. Throughout this series, Laryssa reflects on parts of her parents’ lives fleeing from Russia and settling in Ukraine, her travels in Ukraine, and her feelings about being a child of immigrant Ukrainian parents, set against the current realities of Russia’s invasion on Ukraine.
Laryssa Menkova reads her diary entry, entitled ‘My Ukrainian Heritage - Part 4: Conscripted! Siberian Worker’s Army to World War II Soldier’.
From one army / nightmare into another. Join Mikhail’s story where we last left off, with his forced conscription into the worker’s army and a one way...
Laryssa Menkova reads her diary entry, entitled ‘My Ukrainian Heritage - Part 3: Hiding in Plain Sight from the Dekulakization in Valuyki’.
In part 3 of ‘My Ukrainian Heritage’, Laryssa shares how her father nearly evades capture during dekulakization in Russia by hiding in plain sight.