"Our mission is to tell foreign audiences how for decades Ukrainians have defended their rights, fought for the independence of Ukraine, resisted the system and, thus, shaped their sustainability," said project manager Inga Vishnevskaya.
Project Opir was created in English. On the site, you can find materials with 15 main events that played a role in the formation of Ukraine. Opir covers only the last century, but it is enough to tell how the inhabitants of Ukraine have become independent and always choose the vector of development of the country on their own. The project will tell about the Ukrainian Revolution (1917-1921), the Shot Revival (the Executed Renaissance or the Red RenesansI, the life and struggle of peasants during the Holodomor, the survival of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic church, the struggle for human rights and the independence of the country. Opir will also tell foreigners details of the revolutions that took place in 2007 and 2013-14, the aggression of the Russian Federation from the occupation of Crimea to the latest and full of events of the large-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Head of the Ukrainian institute of national memory Anton Drobovych, deputy director general of the Ukrainian institute Alim Aliyev, director of the central state historical archive in Kyiv Yaroslav Faizulyn, dean of the history faculty of Kyiv national university named after Taras Shevchenko Ivan Patrylak helped the authors of the English-language information platform WeAreUkraine.info to collect accurate materials.
The project will help foreigners learn more about Ukraine and destroy the myths that Russia has been building around independent Ukraine for many years.