Since the liberation of the Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Kherson regions, the Ukrainian nonprofit Mizhvukhamy has collected over 500 inscriptions left by Russian soldiers.
The 16 medieval works were secretly evacuated from the Khanenko Museum in Kyiv after a Russian missile strike last October.
The stamp also features the shorthand “FCK PTN!” in Cyrillic.
Over 500 scholars signed an open letter to reinstate the exhibition, which was postponed in consideration of the ongoing war in Ukraine.
The funds will support on-site conservation, packing and storing, and even salaries for Ukrainian heritage professionals.
Ukraine’s defense minister called the strikes, which targeted power plants and civilian areas, “war crimes.”
“What does it mean to arrive from a country with a fascist regime?” asks Russian dissident artist Victoria Lomasko.
The mural, painted in Melbourne, has been called “a profound insult” that detracts from “the brutality of the Russian army.”
Aleksey Yudnikov placed a photo of President Putin’s face over his crotch and performed in front of the empty Russian pavilion.
Flown around the world, the banner eliminates the red stripe of Russia’s official flag, thought to symbolize “blood, war, and aggression.”