Who's behind the great monument
The bronze statue on the granite pedestal was unveiled on December 1, 1998. Its authors are sculptor Volodymyr Chepelyk, architects Mykola Kyslyy, Ruslan Kukharenko, Yuriy Melnychuk, and engineer Mykola Pechenov.
Where is it located
The location is surrounded by the buildings connected to Hrushevsky's life and achievements: the university and Pedagogical Museum (also known as Teacher's House), where in 1917-18, Central Rada operated and major political events of the Ukrainian Revolution took place.
Preparing for battle
In April 2022, volunteers carefully covered Mr. Hrushevsky with sandbags. Then the RE:Ukraine Monuments project joined the protection to create a more substantial solution.
balbek bureau developed the shelter's design, and the Wonder Workshop handled the production. Silpo retail chain provided the materials. The shelter's installation was dedicated to the Day of Kyiv, which is usually celebrated on the last Sunday of May.
Hrushevsky monument (2022-05-25) by Dmytro Zinovievbalbek bureau
The original shelter was preserved to double the protection, and a new frame made of reused stage constructions was installed around the monument. The project was implemented in cooperation with local authorities.
Hrushevsky monument (2022-05-26) by Slava Balbekbalbek bureau
Hrushevsky monument (2022-05-28) by Maryan Bereshbalbek bureau
Its first test
The shelter by RE:Ukraine Monuments underwent its first test on October 10, 2022. During a massive rocket attack on the central part of Kyiv, one of the rockets hit a few dozen meters from the monument.
Hrushevsky monument (2022-10-10) by Slava Balbekbalbek bureau
Part of the shelter was destroyed, but the monument remained intact.
Hrushevsky monument (2022-10-11) by Maryan Bereshbalbek bureau
Utility workers have gathered and saved the outer shelter's fragments, which allowed to reassemble it in a few days' time. Now the Hrushevsky monument looks like this – the shrapnel marks are still visible on the facade of the shelter.