Brazil’s ‘Little Ukraine’ community is getting bigger every day

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There is a small piece of Ukraine in the lush greenery of Brazil’s deep south. You can find Prudentópolis thanks to a sign with a dome-like tower typical of Ukrainian churches, the town’s name written in Latin and Cyrillic. Brazil’s “Little Ukraine” was named after its Byzantine architecture and for inhabitants whose roots stretch back to eastern Europe generations ago. They are now welcoming people who have just arrived in Brazil, fleeing Russian attacks on Ukraine. So far, the South American country has accepted some 200 refugees and several dozens have come to Prudentópolis. “I knew nothing…

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