Controversy of Kyiv murals
In the last couple of years Kyiv has become a city of murals. After the events of the Maidan revolution both local and foreign painters have descended to the capital and changed the way it looks, according to Ukraine Today.
As a result, Ukrainian landscapes, historic figures and patriotic scenes have sprung up on the building walls, giving the city a unique and alluring personality, Ukraine Today reports.
Very few locals actually know the exact number of the paintings. One man, however, tries to keep track of each of them. In his own amusing way. Ukrainian aspiring showman takes selfies with the murals in the background. Egor Prischepkin started doing so last August. So far he has 59 photos in his collection, and counting.
Some people, though, have a somewhat different opinion. Svitlana Zinovyeva is a producer of a movie, called Contours. It depicts the state of the street art in Kyiv and Mariupol, as well as the Russian-occupied Crimean Peninsula.
Read alsoBeautiful Ukrainian girl mural: Kyiv's street art revolution buildsSvitlana is strongly convinced, that the images often contradict the personal views of the locals. She also calls the murals shady schemes between the authors and the authorities.
At the same time Svitlana says, she is not opposed to every mural in the city. She even has her own favorite. An image of Serhiy Nigoyan, a Euromaidan activist, who was shot and killed during the Revolution.
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