Oleg Brovks

Oleg Brovks. 23 years. From Uman in central Ukraine.

We meet Oleg at the Flea Market in Nebesnoi Sotni Street in Uman where he was selling coffee from a small booth. He tries to save money so he can go to the EU and work in either Poland or the Czech Republic. He has calculated that it will cost him around 1.000 euros for a work visa, traveling expenses, insurance, and cost of living until he is properly settled. He doesn’t want to live in Ukraine and is not interested in Ukrainian girls since he believes many of them are too posh and just wants a husband with money that can buy them a house, a car, and luxury goods. Instead, he dreams of traveling and at some point buying a house somewhere in the EU and finding a nice independent girlfriend.


Photo: Sila Yalazan
Text: Steen Andersen