"Ukraine - Crucifixion": an exhibition dedicated to Russian crimes, is being shown in New York
The exposition is formed of the artifacts collected within a year in the field expeditions to the newly de-occupied Ukrainian settlements. In the early days of April, there were the Kyiv and Chernihiv regions, in September and October – the Kharkiv and Donetsk regions, in November – the Kherson region. In addition, the photo, audio and video fixations of testimonies were carried out.
In the area of 16,000 square feet, over 1,000 museum exhibits are located. The artifacts are compositionally combined into the structure blocks and reveal the extremely important topics of the war.
The exhibition "Ukraine - Crucifixion" turned out to be morally complex and as honest as possible. It shows the brutality of the occupiers and the destruction they bring. All exhibits were collected just a few weeks before its opening, writes ArmiaInform.
She impressed Ukrainians and guests of the country. And now it was opened in New York, a hundred meters from the UN. Exhibits are being presented on the eve of the consideration at the UN of the creation of an International Tribunal that will punish Russia for crimes of aggression.
"It was important for us that the society saw the consequences of the occupation, what the "Russian peace" leaves behind," comments Serhiy Sudynovych, an employee of the National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, the Museum of the Motherland-Motherland War. "On May 8, 2022, we opened the "Ukraine - Crucifixion" exhibition in Ukraine. Expeditions of museum employees to the liberated settlements - Irpin, Bucha, Borodyanka, Makarov, Gostomel, etc., were previously organized. In fact, it was possible to collect the required number of exhibits quite quickly; the Russians left a lot of personal belongings, shoes, broken equipment, ammunition, and dry rations at the positions… Representatives of the Main Directorate of Intelligence handed over some exhibits."
Serhii Sudynovych shares that the visitors could not hold back their emotions while looking at the exhibits; many had tears in their eyes within a few minutes. However, this is the truth of today, and therefore, the fact that the exhibition is shown abroad is extremely important.
One of the key exhibits was an exact copy of the bomb shelter in Gostomel, where many local residents, including children, were hiding. Authentic things made it possible to recreate the atmosphere as accurately as possible.
"The diary of a Russian officer, which was found in the village of Katyuzhanka, is also impressive. The occupier left it on the desk of a local school. There are such things as a map of the capture of Kyiv, an icon in which a fragment of a Russian mine is stuck."
Now the museum employees are preparing new exhibitions dedicated to the Heroes of Ukraine who gave their lives defending the country.
"We collect their belongings, information about them, we communicate with their families. These people should be admired all over the world; they should be known."
The presented exhibition is part of the project “Ukraine. Crucifixion” is the world’s first artifact-based stationary exhibition on the Russian-Ukrainian war, which was created during the same war. The fundamental project was presented for the first time on May 8, 2022 in Kyiv and became the field for the broad activities on the cultural and informational front.
The implementation of the project was supported by the Office of the President of Ukraine, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations, the Consulate General of Ukraine in New York.
Creators: National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War. Memorial complex.
Venue from: 866 UNP.
Curator - Yurii Savchuk
Designer – Anton Logov.