Aleksander Babich

is a historian from Odessa, a local history enthusiast and a founder of a small company that specializes in cultural and historical tourism. He is the author of several books and screen plays as well as scripts for historical programmes broadcast on Ukrainian and Russian TV.


Historian Aleksander Babich, a Russian-speaking Ukrainian, responds to Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine in this Facebook status update of 1 March 2014: and is forced to entertain the prospect of combatants burying one another in the common graves of their grandfathers.