Grigori Kovalchuk : Escape



“Mother found life hard and she decided to escape. She had some belongings, a Ukrainian shawl that she bartered, and she put us in a sleigh, my sister and my brother, and we went to the railway station. There she bartered something with the ticket woman to have a ticket, we got on the train and came home.”


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Grigori’s mother and her sons
© Grigori Kovalchuk