This Countdown series was written and created with Instagram in mind. It has been republished here with little to no alteration.
After living in Ukraine for the past 5 years, I’m finally moving on. To celebrate my last 10 days living in Ukraine, I’ve decided to create an utterly self-indulgent 10 day countdown celebrating the highlights and favourites of my time here.
I can’t think of a Ukrainian city I’ve visited that didn’t sport a tank on a plinth somewhere near the centre of town. Usually a T34, sometimes an IS-9, these displays of Soviet military aggression often appear idiosyncratic (to the point of gauche), which is part of the reason why I love them.
You can read more about my trip to the Missile Forces Museum at Pervomaysk here.
You can read about the tank graveyard in Kharkiv here.