War and destruction in Ukraine don’t spare cultural institutions, as a UNESCO report demonstrates. Museums in the Russian-occupied territories face another threat – systematic looting.
What is it like to live and to collect in a besieged city? Axel Dörrenbach talked to Tetiana Fomenko, who runs a philatelic shop in Kharkiv. She explains why she won’t leave Ukraine and talks about the importance that collecting stamps grew to assume in these times of war. We reprint this interview with kind permission of the author and the Philapress publishing house.