Taras Shevchenko on Barricades – Kyiv, Ukraine


height: 3 m

Kyiv (in front of City hall), Ukraine, 2014

On the 200th anniversary of great Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko the statue was installed on Khreshchatyk Street, Kyiv, at the headquarters of the Revolution of Dignity (City Hall). The composition consists of real pieces of Kyiv’s barricades and the figure of Shevchenko in bronze.

The Poet’s words, which carry the spirit of freedom, inspire us!

“Fight – and you will overcome! God helps you! True is on your side, and glory And holy will!” (Taras Shevchenko, November 18, 1845 This is my interpretation, non-professional) 9th of March 2014