In 2023 the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York classified Ilya Repin (1844-1930) and Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900) as Ukrainian, rather than Russian artists, based on the fact that they were born in what would later be Ukraine. Aivazovsky’s case is especially curious as his hometown Feodosia in Crimea became part of Soviet Ukraine 54 years after his death.
The spectacle of huge waves of Russian forces – or Ukrainian, for that matter – running across open fields in some kind of mad dash to storm enemy defenses only exists in the imagination of the mainstream media.
The Days of Military Honour are special memorable dates in the Russian Armed Forces dedicated to the most outstanding victories won by Russia. This infographic shows the timeline of Russia’s military honour.
The 26th and 27th of February saw what could be considered the “Anti-Davos” in Moscow, especially if the rumours of its perpetuation are confirmed.