Mykhaylo Palinchak, from the Sirens Whisper series, Monument to Dante Alighieri with sandbags to protect against Russian shelling in Kyiv, March 26, 2022
With the beginning of the Russian invasion, people in different parts of Ukraine started to create various types of protection for monuments and public sculptures. In some cases, it was an initiative from the city government; in others, people did this on their own. The most popular way of protection was the sandbags that were put around the monument.
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