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Ukrainian Greek culture faces threat in modernity

DONETSK, Ukraine — Galina Chumak is proud to be Greek, however foolish she knows that pride may be. It wasn’t anything she did, she points out, just the circumstance of birth into what may be Ukraine’s oldest existing ethnic group.

The Greeks arrived in present-day Ukraine before the ­Tatars, before the Russians, ­before the Jews, possibly even before the Ukrainians themselves.

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