Published on 25/02/15
© Oksana Yushko
A year ago the conflict in Eastern Ukraine has burst out heating up the flames of Russian-Ukrainian feud. However, the two countries have always been close and not just in a political sense — almost every Russian has Ukrainian relatives and vice versa. Oksana Yushko has decided to focus her project on love that bonds Russia and Ukraine together by picturing Russian-Ukrainian couples from both countries.
She started this project with a photograph of her own parents: her mother is Russian and her father is Ukrainian.
“They met and fell in love many years ago. My friends and family and I live in two worlds, in two countries outside international borders and prejudices. Recent events have shocked us all. There are terrible things happening. But this photo series isn’t about politics; it’s about people”.