Searching for the American Dream on the Edge of the War in Ukraine

2017/3/13 14:16:55

< A woman and her child wait for a ride out of Sloviansk in August 2014, only weeks after a battle to liberate the city.

[Photo Nolan Peterson, The Daily Signal]


By Nolan Peterson for The Daily Signal, March 10, 2017


SLOVIANSK, Ukraine—At the public library in this eastern Ukrainian city about 50 kilometers, or 30 miles, from the war’s front lines, a group of teenagers gather on a Monday afternoon to learn about life in America.


This is Presidents Day back in the United States, and, as a way to practice their English, the students write letters to U.S. President Donald Trump.


“Thank you for everything,” a student named Katya wrote to the president. “I want to visit America, and a world without war. Help Ukraine.”


On this day an ebullient volunteer named Oleseya leads the meeting—she asked that her last name not be used due to security concerns. Her energy and enthusiasm are boundless as she prompts the 22 teenage students through a series of icebreakers and English language exercises.


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