The struggle to preserve Ukraine’s cultural landmarks and legacy

How are the country’s Struggle war-torn creativity, spaces, and legacy supported? Beverley D’Silva examines the problems and talks to people who are trying to change things.

A nation’s humanity is undermine when its culture is attack. The Geneva Convention 1949 and other principles serve as a guide. The International Committee of the Red Cross, which said in 2017 that “cultural property” includes historical monuments. Works of art, and archaeological sites. The conflict, which has been raging since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, has had for the nation and its citizens, including significant harm to the entire Ukrainian cultural sector.


The impacts were being notice a month after the invasion as employees made frantic rescue attempts. The 18th-century Bohorodchany iconostasis and other huge religious works were being move to safety by personnel at the Andrey Sheptytsky National institution in Lviv, the largest art institution in the nation. The Museum of the History of Religion’s display cases vacant, and statues wrapp in foam and plastic at the Latin Cathedral to guard them again the possibility of being hit by shrapnel.

According to Unesco (the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), substantial damage has been done to Ukraine’s. Since the start of the war, more than 259 cultural sites have suffer verifiable damage, according to the Red List of Cultural Objects at Risk (excluding damage from the demolition of the Nova Kakhovka Dam, where

has not yet been perform.

It has long been a war strategy to destroy a nation’s cultural legacy in order to weaken its citizens. The destruction of historical and religious landmarks in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s. The demolition of the Buddhas of Bamiyan in Afghanistan in 2001. The Great Mosque of Aleppo in Syria in 2016 are current examples.

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