In the post-Maidan era, Kyiv has witnessed the proliferation of murals which dot the sides of buildings throughout the capital. Many murals underscore Ukraine’s search for historical and political meaning. Take, for example, Mata Ruda’s “Protectress,” located just a block away from Maidan square. The mural depicts Berehynia, a Slavic […]
Monthly Archives: November 2017
In the wake of the Maidan revolution, Ukraine is in the midst of historic and nationalist soul searching. Below in the Zoloti Vorota metro stop, visitors may find medieval motifs of some interest. On a 2018 trip, I came upon more mosaics adorning a theater.
The Kronstadt rebellion took place in March, 1921. Located on an island in the Gulf of Finland, Kronstadt is a naval fortress on an island in the Gulf of Finland which has served as the base of the Russian Baltic Fleet and to guard the city of St. Petersburg thirty-five […]