Ukrainian refugee played her violin amid the rubble of her family home

PROVIDENCE — After the Russians had bombed their home and after her family had fled Ukraine, Viktoria Kreshchuk returned and played her violin amid...

December 1, 2022
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PROVIDENCE — After the Russians had bombed their home and after her family had fled Ukraine, Viktoria Kreshchuk returned and played her violin amid the rubble.Rhode Island PBSRI PBSNow living in East Providence, she is not fluent in English and found it hard to put into words how she felt returning to her destroyed home. But as part of a family of classically trained musicians with deep Christian faith, she knew what to do when she stepped into her obliterated home in Irpin, Ukraine: She picked up her violin and played 'Nearer, My God, to Thee.

Edward Fitzpatrick