The significance of Shevchenko in a modern struggle for liberation

Today, Ukraine celebrates the birthday of Taras Shevchenko, an artist, poet, and Ukraine’s national hero whose works became a manifesto for Ukrainians’ strive of freedom. Having been imprisoned three times for anti-imperial publications, and having spent 10 years in exile, Shevchenko has started a long tradition of Ukrainian resistance towards Russian imperialism.

Shevchenko’s paintings and poems reflected Ukrainians’ fight for their identity. That is why his image became contemporary during the Revolution of Dignity.

Now, Shevchenko is honored and translated all over the world. And what is even more important, his works still strengthen the will of the Ukrainian people in their fight for freedom and inspire Ukrainian defenders.

UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.

If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center –

NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians –

How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:

Come back alive – (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc); 

CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation – (purchases supplies for Ukrainian army, such as armor, ammunition, first-aid kits, cars and ATV, humanitarian aid for civilians, and food for animals);

UNITED 24 – (was launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)

Army SOS – (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);

Vostok SOS – (raising funds for various needs of the army);

Phoenix Wings – (the appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers, and repair of the buildings used by the army).