Being 17: The life of a teenager in Ukraine
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Ukraine: The life of a 17-year-old in Kiev

Is it harder to be a teenager now than ever before?

Seventeen-year-old Ivan dreams of finding a girlfriend and moving to the United States.

For now though he spends his Saturday playing guitar, meeting friends, and playing volleyball.

We spend a day with Ivan as he shows us what it's like to grow up in Ukraine.

Being 17 is a series created by the BBC World Service and Radio 1 Newsbeat looking at how 17-year-olds all over the world spend their Saturdays.

Video journalist: Abdujalil Abdurasulov

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  • 21 Feb 2019
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