Orphans enjoy Christmas cheer
Right: St. Nicholas, a Ukrainian equivalent to Santa Claus, plays with kids at a Christmas celebration organized by Orphans Are Our Children charity in Kyiv on Jan. 9, 2019.
Bottom: Guests play at the Orphans Are Our Children charity event. For the seventh year, orphaned children cele- brated Christmas and New Year’s at Kyiv’s Premier Palace Hotel on Jan. 9, joined by their guardians, charity workers and distinguished guests. It is a one-day fairytale for many of the 130 children from eight orphanages in Kyiv and Zhytomyr oblasts. (Kostyantyn Chernichkin)