Malevich, Gogol, Repin and more: will debunk myths about artists appropriated by Russian culture

Appeared on the web a series of videos about artists, associated with Ukraine, their self-identification and non-isolated cases of appropriation of their achievements by Russian culture. The initiative of the distributor Group “Born by Ukraine” will consist of a series of 2-minute videos about such outstanding artists, writers, scientists and people of art as Kazimir Malevich, Ilya Repin, Alexander Murashko, Igor Sikorsky, Vera Kholodna, other. The first video dedicated to Nikolai Gogol is already published on the company’s official YouTube channel.

“For centuries, Ukrainian figures traveled to Russia in search of better opportunities or were forcibly deported to its territory to work for the benefit of the “great Russian culture.” Over time, Ukrainian names began to appear more and more often on the pages of Russian history, however, data on their belonging to the Ukrainian nation was often distorted or modestly mentioned only in the line “place of birth.” And there are many such cases,” the project says.

Episodes are available in Ukrainian and English.

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