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Marta Oręziak
Within the ten months of the war in Ukraine, over 500 cases have been documented of damage to Ukraine’s cultural property perpetrated by the Russian military. The aggressor intends to destroy Ukraine’s remembrance and identity by attacking the nation’s cultural sites and institutions of culture. The destruction of each of these sites amounts to the...
In Mariupol on 19 October, the Russian occupation authorities dismantled a monument to the victims of the Great Ukrainian Famine, calling it an ‘epitome of disinformation’. The monument was dismantled with the help of a truck crane; the granite slabs are to be turned into building materials. The propaganda media are promoting the claim that...
Russia is again targeting civilians, and Ukraine’s infrastructure, culture, and heritage with missiles. On 17 October this year, another air strike on Kyiv destroyed a historical building in the centre of the Ukrainian capital. Some people managed to be rescued from under the rubble, but unfortunately, there were also fatalities. According to the Ministry of...
Yuri Kerpatenko, the conductor of the Kherson Regional Philharmonic Orchestra, has tragically died at the hands of the occupying authorities in Kherson. According to the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, Yuri Kerpatenko was shot dead in his own home after he refused to cooperate with the occupation authorities. Earlier, the occupiers had...
The Roman Catholic Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Berezdivitsi, Lviv Region, has been damaged as a result of the rocket fire across Ukrainian territory on 10th October. The church dates back to the 18th century and is a registered monument. Fr Damian Pankowiak, the parish priest of Berezdivitsi, recounted the dramatic...
A rare mosaic on the facade of a building in the city of Dnipro has been destroyed by Russian shelling. The loss of the valuable item considered to be of historical value has been reported by Nadiya Lishtva, the head of the Cultural Heritage Protection Department, who has publicised photographs ‘before’ and ‘after’ the shelling....
The Polish Support Center for Culture in Ukraine hosted its partners for another time. During the visit of Mr Taras Wozniak, Director General of Lviv National Borys Voznytsky Art Gallery (Ukrainian: Львівська національна галерея мистецтв ім. Бориса Возницького), and Dr Wolodymyr Herych, prospects were discussed of developing the expert cooperation with the National Institute of...
Russian troops destroyed the Zaliznychnyk Palace of Culture on 18 August as a result of a rocket attack on Kharkiv. The building had the status of an architectural monument – it was built in 1927-1932 according to a design by architect A. Dmitriev in the Constructivist style. It was one of the highlights of this...
British actor Hugh Bonneville, known for his role as Robert Crowley in the Downton Abbey TV series, joined the ‘Postcards from Ukraine’ project. In the video, he talked about the losses suffered by Kharkiv, which was shelled by the Russians. “The historic centre and the shell explosions in Freedom Square have become a terrible reminder...
Russian occupation troops have dismantled the monument to the Ukrainian defenders of Mariupol. Destroyed by excavators, the memorial was one of the features of the modernised Freedom Square. It was built on the plan of Ukraine’s Trident coat of arms, with attached bronze leaves showing the names of soldiers who died in the city’s defence....
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