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Welcome to “Przekrój”!

In case you’re wondering where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help—“Przekrój” (pronounced “p-SHEH-crooy”) is the oldest society and culture magazine in Poland, now available in English.

“Przekrój” Magazine brings English-speaking readers some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in the fields of wellbeing, art, literature, science, ecology, philosophy, psychology, and more. Take a break from the speed and intensity of the daily news and join us!

Tetiana Shataieva

was born in Ukraine in 1993. She moved to Poland at the age of 21 to study journalism in Rzeszów. Ever since, Tetiana has been writing for several Polish and English magazines, including “F5 - Trendy rynku i kultury” and “The Krakow Post”. In 2018, she and a team of professionals created Spider’s Web Ukraina, the first blog for Ukrainian immigrants in Poland. Today, Tetiana is based in Warsaw, and continues to develop as a journalist and writer.

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A Utopia in Pieces

A Utopia in Pieces
The Forgotten Future in Ukrainian Soviet Mosaics

Reading / culture
If you travel around Ukraine today, you might come across some remnants of the one-time Soviet dream: elaborate mosaic art depicting idealized citizens of the USSR. Tetiana Shataieva
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One Happy Family
Eastern blocks

One Happy Family
Life on a Dnipro Housing Estate

Reading / society
In the second instalment of our ‘Eastern Blocks’ series, Tetiana Shataieva, a Ukrainian journalist who grew up on a housing estate in Dnipro, remembers how her neighbours always looked out for each other. Tetiana Shataieva
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An Unsung Hero of the Holodomor

An Unsung Hero of the Holodomor
Terror and Truth in Agnieszka Holland’s “Mr. Jones”

Reading / culture
The latest film from Agnieszka Holland tells the story of Gareth Jones, a Welsh journalist searching for truth in Soviet Ukraine. A Ukrainian writer explores how the film may shed new light on the Holodomor for those in her home country. Tetiana Shataieva