Exhibition “Russian War Crimes House” opened in Davos
On May 23 the exhibition “Russian War Crimes House” was officially launched in Davos, Switzerland, which is currently hosting the World Economic Forum (WEF). The exhibition is placed in the former “Russian House”, according to the Victor Pinchuk Foundation which organized the event in partnership with the Presidential Office of Ukraine, Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ukrainian Association of Professional Photographers. This project adds to the official participation of Ukraine in WEF, as well as the “Ukrainian House”.
The exhibition includes Oleksiy Sai video artwork, and photos by Mstyslav Chernov, Phillip Chang, Maxim Dondyuk, Pavlo Dorogyi, Efrem Lukatsky, Mykhailo Palinchak, Petro Sazonov and Eugene Zavgorodniy. Also, among the exhibits, there is a map of proved russian federation war crimes in Ukraine and recorded conversations of russian soldiers calling home and telling about the atrocities they commit. The exposition will be available till May 26.
“WEF participants will be able to witness the crime proofs and to hear the stories of the victims, which will give a true picture of pain and desolation caused by russia, and, what is more important, of the true power of Ukrainian nation and its identity,” the exhibition initiators pointed out.
At the opening, the guests were addressed by the City Mayors of Bucha and Melitopol, cities affected by the russian invasion. Also, the floor was taken by the President of Latvia Egils Levits, a Prosecutor General of Ukraine Iryna Venediktova, an Ombudsman for Human Rights in Ukraine Lyudmyla Denisova and a doctor from Mariupol Oksana Kyrsanova, who told her personal story on work conditions under the military siege of the city.