Putin is also destroying the history of Ukraine

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was one of Russia’s most renowned composers, being the first to achieve international fame. Vladimir Putin’s war has destroyed his former home in Ukraine, just one of a myriad of cultural hardships that accompany his slaughter of innocents.

This is the “special military operation” that Putin insists is somehow a “noble cause.”

The Mariupol waterfront was a picture-postcard historic district; It, along with 90 percent of the (largely Russian-speaking!) city, was leveled by invaders who killed tens of thousands. Putin’s troops pulled off a double whammy when they demolished the 135-year-old theater while it was serving as a bomb shelter for hundreds of civilians.

“Mariupol is destroyed,” says President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. “They tried to capture it in the most brutal way – only to destroy everything in the city.”

In total, according to UNESCO, the invasion damaged at least 71 cultural sites in Ukraine: 31 religious sites, 26 historical buildings, six museums, a library and others.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Russia destroyed the Ukrainian home of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, one of their most famous composers.
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Drobitsky Jar Holocaust Memorial
Russia damaged the Drobitsky Yar Holocaust memorial.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin
According to UNESCO, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine damaged 71 Ukrainian cultural sites.
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These include the 19th-century villa where Tchaikovsky wrote his first symphonic work, The Tempest, Op. 76. The month-long Russian occupation reduced the surrounding town of Trostyanets to rubble.

Among the 22 cultural sites damaged in hard-hit Kharkiv is the Drobitsky Yar Holocaust memorial, where some 16,000 Jews were killed during World War II.

Putin pretends to be a cultured man and claims his war is somehow about preserving Russian civilization. All the evidence shows that he despises not only the innocent life, but also the Ukrainian and Russian heritage.

The word in Russian is “nekulturny”.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russia tried to seize Mariupol “in the most brutal way”.
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