Saturday, 26 April 2014

Ukrainian Art

The treasure trove of art amassed by deposed Ukrainian president and would-be dictator Viktor Yanukovich has gone on display in Kiev at the National Arts Museum of Ukraine. It includes Russian icons and many portraits of himself. In the photo an art historian indicates one of the Russian icons. Good examples can be costly. The exhibition is called Code of Mezhygirya. Yanukovich was President Putin's willing puppet and while he remained in power Ukraine was effectively owned by Russia. Although he tries to take the moral high ground, Putin is furious that a democratic uprising took Ukraine out of his control. CLICK for a brief BBC video of the exhibition.


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