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Kyiv unveils Ukraine's largest Valeriy Zaluzhnyi mural

2 May, 2024 Thursday
20:01

A mural depicting the Ukrainian military commander, former Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Valeriy Zaluzhnyi, has been created in the Sviatoshynskyi district of Kyiv

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This was reported by project manager Yevhenia Fullen on Facebook.

A mural of General, Hero of Ukraine, former Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Valeriy Zaluzhnyi, has appeared in Kyiv at 51 Kotelnykova Street. The mural set a record by becoming the largest mural of a military leader in Ukraine. It measures over 120 square meters.

The project was led by Yevhenia Fullen and Heorhii Kozlov, and the main artist of the mural is Yevhen Kucher (Samyi Kucheriavyi). It took only 13 hours to create the mural.

mural of Valeriy Zaluzhnyi

Photo: Yevhenia Fullen's Facebook

"For me personally, Valeriy Zaluzhnyi is a symbol of the indomitable Ukrainian spirit! Despite the extremely difficult times and the war, he inspires and motivates with his character and faith in Ukraine," said Fullen. 

The artist Yevhen Kucher noted that Zaluzhnyi's contribution to the preservation and development of culture is greater than the society can realize now. 

"Society needs to know the current history that is passing by young people and not only. Art has a great influence on the development of culture and moods in society. As a part of this trend, I feel obliged to highlight what is important. To give voice to and showcase the voices from the streets. Despite the fact that street art culture is underestimated in Ukraine, I believe that it sets the direction of the current for reflection," added Samyi Kucheriavyi.

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