VIDEO: BREAKING CHAINS: Ukraine’s Cultural Decolonization

In the aftermath of Russia’s invasion, Ukraine is resolute in severing ties with its history of Russian oppression.

Beyond the battlefield, Ukraine is working to reclaim its stolen past, a process that involves the removal of Soviet symbols and memorabilia as part of the decommunization effort.

A recent development in this journey is the replacement of the Soviet coat of arms on the iconic “Motherland” monument with the Ukrainian trident. However, this transformation has stirred controversy and backlash, as Russian propagandists deploy disinformation, historical distortion, and emotional appeals to undermine Ukraine’s efforts.

This video depicts the basis of our analysis and the narratives employed by Kremlin propagandists.

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