Kyiv has always been the cultural capital of Europe. Even now, in wartime, there are exhibitions that capture and reflect on the horrors of Russian agression.

Kyiv Post journalist Aleksandra Klitina took a short excursion with participating artist Anton Lohov, who is famous for his unusual installations.

“Russia kills children” exhibition

The exhibition “Russia kills children” opened on June 4 and is located at the Moscow Gate near Kyiv Pechersk Lavra. It memorializes child victims of Russia’s war against Ukraine during its first 100 days.

The exhibition is dramatic and conveys the tragedy of children’s lost lives. Installations are made of toys, some of which were brought by the parents of youngsters killed by Russian militants.

Installation by Anton Lohov for the exhibition “Ukraine Crucifixion”.
Installation 262, representing the number of child victims of the war’s first 100 days, for the exhibition “Russia kills children.”
Anton Lohov with his installation “Memory tree” for the exhibition “Russia kills children.”

Ukraine Crucifixion

The “Ukraine Crucifixion” exhibition is located in a World War II museum in the same territory. It features Russian tanks, weapons, ammunition, rations, a Russian planning map to capture the left bank of Kyiv and even a shell-damaged Ukrainian church dome.

The “Red star” featuring Russian military boots, for the exhibition “Ukraine Crucifixion”
Part of destroyed Russian tank, for the exhibition “Ukraine Crucifixion”.
Food of Russian millitants, for the exhibition “Ukraine Crucifixion”.

One hundred days of war through children’s eyes

This Ukrainian-Polish exhibition opened on June 1 in the World War II Museum, which shows poignant artworks that tell stories through the eyes of Ukrainian and Polish refugee children.

Children’s artwork for the “One hundred days of war through children’s eyes” exhibition.
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