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Ukrainians in Telluride talk about the Russian invasion

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Matt Hoisch
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Victoria Petrova was born in Ukraine and moved to Russia when she was two. She says she couldn’t believe a war would happen until the last minute when Russia invaded Ukraine.

For many people in isolated ski towns like Telluride, the Russian invasion of Ukraine might feel like a distant news story.

But, for some, it’s personal.

We spoke to several Telluride locals from Ukraine and Russia about the invasion.

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Courtesy Lena Demura
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As recently as late February, Lena Demura was planning to visit her family in Ukraine over off-season. But then things shifted.

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