In March 2014, tensions between Russia and Ukraine reached a high point, stoked by the war of information involving the situation in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine. Citizens of both countries started to lose the desire to understand each other. I asked different people who took part in the revolution in Kiev at the Square of Independence to remember words that are the same in Russian and Ukrainian and illustrate these words by posing for portraits. The result is a kind of “ABCs” based on the idea that understanding starts from language, and language starts from the alphabet.

2014