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Then, they hurried across the city, painting over the words “To the anniversary of the formation of the Soviet Union,” leaving only the name of the play visible.

Months earlier, Roman Viktyuk, one of the most famous theater directors in Russia and Ukraine, had been asked to put on a show to celebrate the important anniversary at the Soviet Union’s main theater.

Viktyuk proposed “Stolen Happiness” by the Ukrainian writer Ivan Franko.

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