Russian Warship - Artworks

“Russian warship, go fuck yourself” was the last communication to the Russian missile cruiser Moskva by Roman Hrybov, a border guard defending Snake Island in Ukraine’s territorial waters. This was after Moskva ordered the Ukrainians to surrender, or die. The phrase became widely adopted in protests around the world and was commemorated on a postage stamp. Moskva was later sunk by Ukrainian forces, enraging Mr. Putin. Mr. Hrybov, meanwhile, was awarded a medal for his courageous action.

"In the end, it is our defiance that redeems us.” ~ Mark Rowlands.


Artist: Volodymyr Olshynetskyi
Art direction: Giles Jackson