My heroes from Russia, Ukraine & beyond: The thought of cities being destroyed is unbearable.
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I love poets, painters and pianists. I even like some politicians. I like people from Russia. I like people from Ukraine. I like people from a lot of countries. I can't bear the thought of houses and cities being destroyed that were once the place of birth of people whose books, music and paintings I love. Here are photos of some of the people whose work I admire – and who were born in Odessa, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Zhytomyr, Lviv, Dvirkivshchyna or Bolshoy Fontan. Nationality isn't important. Culture is. I hope that once we will only remember Charlie Chaplin, and not the dictator he made look ridiculous.

No to war

  • Moscow, 24 Febr. 2022
    Moscow, 24 Febr. 2022
  • London, 24 Febr. 2022
    London, 24 Febr. 2022
  • Berlin, 3 March 2022
    Berlin, 3 March 2022
  • Paris, 5 March 2022
    Paris, 5 March 2022

As Sting said in 1985 (and again in a new version on Instagram in 2022[1]):
Believe me when I say to you
I hope the Russians love their children too

Апофеоз войны (The Apotheosis of War), dedicated "to all conquerors, past, present and to come", by Russian painter Vasily Vereshchagin (1871)
Апофеоз войны (The Apotheosis of War),
dedicated "to all conquerors, past, present and to come",
by Russian painter Vasily Vereshchagin (1871)


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