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Ukraine

The New Americans. THE NEW IMMIGRANTS

June 17, 1992



MARIYA KOVALEVA, her husband, Vadim, and son Viktor, came from Ukraine to Portland, Ore., last January. They are Pentecostal Christians. Mariya will soon start English classes at a community college:

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"It was very hard living in Ukraine. There was no food in the stores, we were on rations, and there was a lot of looting and fighting. Also, we felt like we couldn't practice our faith because people discriminated against us. We really like it in the United States. It's so free, and we can go to church and practice our religion without discrimination. We have three years