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A Letter from Zatoka

The town of Zatoka, in southern Ukraine near the Romanian border, has grown into a private, chaotic seaside utopia, outlasting several states. How much longer can it last?

(Oleksandr Burlaka)

Arriving in Zatoka resort is not a fancy experience. It’s far from the Kingdom of Romania’s ambitions in the 1930s to develop the region as one capable of ‘leaving behind the seaside resorts of France, Germany, or England.’ An electric train will bring you to a small white stop covered with hand-written or printed ads […]

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