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Exhibition "Russian War Crimes" in New York

On September 22, 2022, the project "Russian War Crimes" was opened at the Ukrainian Institute of America in New York. The exhibition was created by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation and PinchukArtCentre in collaboration with the Office of the President of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Association of Professional Photographers, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the "Ukraine. Five in the Morning" Coalition, and the Ukrainian Institute of America.

First introduced in the spring of 2022 during the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, the project named Russian War Crimes House was located in a former Russian house in Davos. Later, the exhibition was opened at NATO headquarters, at PinchukArtCentre, in the European Parliament in Brussels, and during the 17th Annual Yalta European Strategy (YES) Meeting "Ukraine: Defending Our Shared Freedom".

The project draws the attention of the international community to the horrific reality of Russian aggression in Ukraine and provides a genuine perception of the pain and devastation inflicted by Russia. The "Russian War Crimes" exhibition starts with a large map of Ukraine, where all independently confirmed war crimes and victims recorded to date are marked. The exhibition continues with a series of documentary photographs taken in various parts of our country from the first day of the full-scale invasion. This is only a fraction of the known crimes. The culmination of the project is a video created by the Ukrainian artist Oleksiy Sai, who compiled 6,400 images documenting war crimes committed by the occupiers in Ukraine.

The first visitors to "Russian War Crimes" at the Ukrainian Institute in New York were the First Lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, the First Lady of Poland, Agata Kornhauser-Duda, and the First Lady of Lithuania, Diana Nausėdienė.

At the opening event, world leaders discussed the global impact of Russia's war against Ukraine. Among the speakers were the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Andriy Yermak, businessman and philanthropist Victor Pinchuk, President of Latvia Egils Levits, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal, and Assistant Secretary of the U.S. State Department for Global Public Affairs, Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau.

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