UPD: Polina Rayko museum is underwater due to the destruction of Kakhovka HPP by russians

6 july, 2023

House-Museum of Polina Rayko. Photo from the Polina Rayko Foundation website
On the night of Tuesday, June 6, 2023, Russia committed a terrorist act on the territory of Ukraine, blowing up the dam of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Station. As a result of the explosion of the engine room from the inside, Kakhovka HPP was completely destroyed. The plant is beyond repair.
As of June 7, Polina Rayko's house is underwater, Simon Khramtsov, artist and co-founder of the Polina Raiko Foundation, reports on Facebook. The team that was caring after the museum was forced to evacuate. People need food, medicine, and drinking water.
The destruction of the dam act caused one of the largest environmental, man-made and humanitarian disasters. There are about 80 settlements in the flood zone. At the time of publication, evacuations are underway from the risk areas and drinking water is being provided to all towns and villages that were supplied with water from the Kakhovka reservoir.
House-museum of Polina Rayko. Still from the video by Sun Media Group
 Polina Rayko, an iconic representative of Ukrainian art brut, was born on May 15, 1928. She started painting at the age of 69, depicting a white dove on the gate of her house. In a few years, Polina covered all her house in Oleshky with drawings: walls, gates, fence, and summer kitchen. Even the graves of her relatives in the cemetery. She died at the age of 75. Follow the link to watch a 3D tour of Polina Rayko's total installation.  

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