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Battle intensifies over Podil’s Hostynny Dvir

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Aug. 20, 2012, 1:42 p.m. | Ukraine — by Oksana Faryna

Free German language class with Yohann Amman is only one of numerous events held in Hostynny Dvir at 4, Kontraktova Square in Kyiv as a part of public campaign started on May 26 to protest against the building's possible reconstruction into a shopping mall and privatization.
© Kostyantyn Chernichkin

The site of the protests is a picturesque, white-walled courtyard on Kontraktova Square in Kyiv. For nearly three months, a handful of activists have occupied Hostynny Dvir, or Hospitable Courtyard, to save it from privatization and preserve it as a city landmark.

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