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New York Heard Stories From the Museum of Civilian Voices of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation: City Mayor Expressed His Support


On 24 February 2023, the anniversary of the russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine, an anniversary charity concert Stand with Ukraine 365 was held in New York. In a video from the Museum of Civilian Voices of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, the participants and spectators of the event had the opportunity to hear the stories of Ukrainians who suffered from the war.

In the framework of the concert, the mayors of two New Yorks took the floor. New York mayor Eric Adams, who is in charge of the city in the United States, delivered his speech in person, and the mayor of New York town in Donetsk region (Ukraine), Mykola Lenko, joined the event by a video link. 

“I'm happy to be here as New York City shows their support for the Ukrainian people. Let’s continue to lift the Ukrainian people in our prayers. Let’s continue to call for the end to this senseless war, and let's continue to watch the prosperity of the brave people of Ukraine,” said Eric Adams.

The mayor of Mariupol Vadym Boychenko, Azovstal defender Ptashka, football star Serhiy Kravtsov, and BoomBox music band joined the event online. The speakers at the concert also included some professionals from the sphere of cinema, music and dance of Ukraine, the USA and other countries. Some wounded Ukrainian soldiers participated in the event as the guests of honour. 

Money collected from the sold tickets will be donated to help children of Ukraine who suffered from the war and some wounded defenders of our country.

The video presented by the Museum of Civilian Voices of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation shows some compelling and dramatic stories of Ukrainians who suffered from the war. 

These stories became part of the Museum’s archive — the world’s largest collection of stories from Ukrainian civilians who suffered from the war. The Museum’s archive now has more than 60,000 stories. Share your story on or by calling a toll-free hotline 0 (800) 509 001.