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Alexandra Keeler

Social Strategy Consultant

Alexandra Keeler is a social strategy consultant at the Kyiv Independent. She is the former manager of the lifestyle social media team at Corus Entertainment Inc. in Canada. She received a BA in English Literature from Trent University in Peterborough, Canada, and a graduate certificate in Publishing from Centennial College in Toronto, Canada. She is also a freelance writer and has been published in Atlas Obscura, Big Think, Complex Canada, and more.

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Who were the Ukrainian Cossacks?

Who were the Ukrainian Cossacks?

by Alexandra Keeler

The word Cossack comes from the Turkic word meaning “free man” or “outlaw.” True to this moniker, Ukraine’s Cossacks — a semi-nomadic militaristic group originating somewhere in the 15th century —  are renowned as sovereign warriors and pioneers of independence in Ukraine. Deeply ingrained in Ukrainian national mythology, particularly through the

Holodomor: Soviet Union’s man-made famine in Ukraine

Holodomor: Soviet Union’s man-made famine in Ukraine

by Alexandra Keeler

Editor’s Note: This article contains graphic photos and descriptions. The Holodomor, which means “murder by starvation” in Ukrainian, is widely considered to be one of Ukraine’s most devastating national tragedies. A man-made famine brought on by the agricultural collectivization policies and actions of the Soviet authorities under the

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