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One art group plans to change this reality. The Izolyatsia art center is now exhaustively collecting photographs of Soviet wall mosaics throughout Ukraine for its online archive at www.ukrainianmosaic.org.

Soviet monumental art peaked in the 1960s, when building exteriors were adorned by elaborate mosaics that were meant to inspire citizens and glorify the country’s achievements.

Izolyatsia (Isolation) operated in Donetsk, but had to relocate to Kyiv in 2014 after the Russia-backed separatists took over the city.

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