A Play, A Pie and A Pint: International Plays from Ukraine and Russia

Katya Ermolaeva and Daria Freier. Katya is an American PHD student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland whose parents are Russian. Daria is an exchange student at Glasgow Caledonian University who grew up in Ukraine. They are photographed at a dinner party organised by Katya to bring together members of the Slavic community living in Glasgow to share food, language and culture in an informal environment.

Katya says “Here in Glasgow I feel part of the Conservatoire community, the music professional community, the Russian and Greek Orthodox community. And I’m also part of the salsa community.”

Daria says “It’s difficult to me to identify with only one community. I feel part of the community of our Russian friends here, but also the communities which unite me with my religion and with my studies.”