More than six months aft the Russian penetration of
Ukraine started, with thousands dormant and galore cities demolished, 1 enactment is keeping way of different facet mislaid successful the warfare ― Ukrainian taste sites.
The Ukrainian Institute’s
“Postcards from Ukraine” task documents before-and-after images of historical sites and buildings damaged by Russian troops, combining them to amusement the melodramatic opposition betwixt the past and present. The enactment is encouraging radical to stock the postcards connected societal media successful bid to grounds the harm done to these Ukrainian landmarks.
See much images from the “Postcards from Ukraine” task below:
Lysychansk gymnasium was a striking illustration of Belgian architecture successful Lysychansk, a metropolis successful eastbound Ukraine. It is portion of the analyzable comprising a soda mill and a residential analyzable for employees and workers built by Belgian entrepreneur and philanthropist Ernest Solvay successful the precocious 19th century. On May 1, it was destroyed by Russian shelling and the resulting fire.
Popov Manor House is 1 of the astir salient aristocratic estates of the precocious 18th and aboriginal 19th centuries successful confederate Ukraine and a landmark of determination past and architecture. During shelling connected March 7, the Russian subject damaged the walls of the equine unchangeable and different buildings and looted the section museum.
Shot successful the forehead by Russian troops successful Borodianka, adjacent Kyiv, the monument to Ukraine’s top writer Taras Shevchenko, an iconic fig successful the improvement of modern Ukrainian culture, became 1 of the symbols of the 2022 Russian penetration of Ukraine.
This elegant property belonged to Abram Trehubov, a section businessman who owned a important information of Mariupol’s downtown and whose spot was seized pursuing the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. In Soviet times, the manor served arsenic a session and humor transfusion center; lone aft the restoration of Ukraine’s independency was it reconstructed to its archetypal design. On Feb. 24, 3 humanities buildings connected the Trehubov property were damaged by Russian shelling.
The Azovstal works successful Mariupol was 1 of the biggest producers of robust and alloy successful Europe with much than 10,000 workers. In 2022, the Azovstal shelters were a refuge for implicit 1,000 civilians, mostly women and children. The Russian forces stormed and bombarded the endeavor for weeks. Eventually, civilians and the injured were successfully evacuated.
The Hryhorii Skovorda depository is devoted to a salient Ukrainian philosopher, theologian, and writer who had a important interaction connected aggregate generations of Ukrainians. The philosopher's works, his favourite books, and different idiosyncratic belongings are displayed successful an 18th-century depository building. The philosopher's sedate is located nearby. His tombstone reads: “The satellite tried to seizure me, but didn't succeed.” On May 7, 2022, the Russian subject shelled the building's roof, mounting the full depository connected fire.
The AN-225 "Mriia" cargo plane. Since its operation successful the 1980s,the one-of-a-kind cargo level designed to transport objects for the abstraction manufacture has acceptable much than 240 satellite records for speed, altitude, and load capacity. It was destroyed and burned during the March 27 Russian onslaught connected Hostomel.
The gathering that houses the Kharkiv Art Museum contiguous was designed by acclaimed designer Oleksii Beketov and erected successful 1912-1914 connected committee from the Kharkiv millionaire and industrialist Ivan Ihnatishchev. It became a depository successful 1944 and had since expanded its postulation to 25,000 exhibits of Western European, Ukrainian and Russian painting, graphics and sculpture, covering the play from the 15th to the 21st century. During the shelling of Kharkiv successful February, the Russian troops damaged the façades, windows and stained solid of the building.
The lone nonrecreational theatre successful Mariupol, Donetsk Academic Regional Drama Theatre, was constructed successful the 1950s successful the benignant of monumental Soviet classicism. After Russian bombing connected March 16, this city’s taste halfway became a wide sedate for hundreds of children and adults hiding there, becoming a awesome of the humanitarian catastrophe successful Ukraine.
Mykolaiv Regional State Administration building. During the 19th century, Mykolaiv became the halfway of shipbuilding successful the Black Sea area.
The Pavlov property inactive preserves memories of Kharkiv’s vibrant municipality beingness successful the 19th century. The Pavlovs were section officials, and their household residence was built successful 1832. Balls, meal parties, and receptions were held connected the archetypal floor. The property aboriginal became a edifice and past was turned into a bid halfway for specialized subject aft the Bolsheviks’ takeover of powerfulness successful Ukraine. The oldest thoroughfare successful Kharkiv, Poltavskyi Shliakh, was struck by Russian shells connected July 6. The Pavlov manor was destroyed: Its facade was ruined, and important fissures appeared connected the remaining walls.
The creation nouveau and neoclassical-style Palace of Labor is an illustrious portion of the architectural ensemble of Kharkiv’s Constitution Square. It is simply a erstwhile rental house, which, aft the Bolsheviks conquered Ukraine, became an bureau for commercialized unions. Its architect, Hyppolite Prétreaus, perished successful 1937 during the Stalinist terror. A Russian airstrike successful the outpouring of 2022 destroyed Constitution Square and damaged the building's facades, windows and roof.