The opening of the exhibition “Ukraine in 20th century crises” will take place on June 2 at 1 pm. 

The exhibition will be officially opened by the Chair of the Board of the Estonian Institute of Historical Memory, Meelis Maripuu, Deputy Chairman of the Estonian-Ukrainian Parliamentary Group, Tarmo Kruusimäe, and the first secretary of the Embassy of Ukraine in Estonia, Leonid Tretiak.

The curator Meelis Maripuu says that the exhibition aims to broaden public knowledge of the focal points of Ukraine’s history in the hopes it will help people to understand the goals of Russia’s information war in the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian conflict. Drawing attention to this is an important step in helping Ukraine win this aggressive information war.

The exhibition is displayed on five thematic posters that concisely give an overview of critical moments in Ukrainian history which Russia has targeted  with its defamatory propaganda: the development of Ukraine’s statehood, the sovietisation of Ukrainian society, the impact of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact of 1939, the struggle of the Ukrainian people in World War 2, Ukrainian independence in 1991, and Russia’s aggression in 2014-2022.

The texts on the posters are available in two language versions: Estonian-English and Estonian-Russian. 

The exhibition was compiled by Meelis Maripuu and Aivar Niglas, and was designed by Anni Vakkum.

The exhibition is open to the public free of charge every day from 8 am to 10 pm. 

The online version of the exhibition can be viewed here.  

For more information:

Estonian Institute of Historical Memory

Tõnismägi 8, 10119, Tallinn