BOGATyRI

Bogatyri - mythological warriors who served the kingdom of Kyiv’s Russ are the sources of many Slavic legends. They are around to this day; perhaps not as white bearded titans, clad in armour roaming the Ukrainian steppe on horseback, they are akin in spirit and deed. Amidst turbulent political times in Ukraine, it is important to recognise our heroes old and new. Here is a humble attempt to capture a few faces. This portrait series is on-going...

Volodymir - Humanitarian Aid Worker

Gena - former firefighter

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Valentina Vasilevna - former heavy rocket machinery engineer 

Dmytro - co-founder of Automaidan

Grandad - former Lieutenant Colonel for the Ukrainian army

Alexiy Ananenko- Chernobyl diver

Irina - humanitarian aid worker

Volodymr - veteran & activist

Maxim - military chaplain

Oleksii - co-founder of Automaidan

Vladymr - humanitarian aid worker

Ilya Murometz - Bogatyr