The Museum of Civilian Voices of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation Collected More Than 40,000 Stories About Life During the War
The archive of the Museum of Civilian Voices of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation now has more than 40,000 stories. It is the world’s largest archive of stories from Ukrainian civilians who suffered from the war. The museum collects the testimonies of those who survived so that the whole world remembers and never forgives Russia’s war crimes against Ukraine.
“I would like all these stories not to be erased from memory, so that our recollections remain forever. So that every human story from the Museum of Civilian Voices becomes a call to stop this terrible war and prevent similar tragedies in the future,” emphasizes the Founder of the Foundation, Rinat Akhmetov.
Since 2014, the Museum of Civilian Voices has been collecting, preserving and sharing the stories from Ukrainian civilians whose lives have been changed by the war. These are people who became its witnesses or victims and shared with the Museum their stories about what they had gone through.
The priority goal of the Museum is to become a reliable source of information about life during the war, to preserve the memory of the past and the present for a better future of Ukraine, as well as for serving the evidence in future trials against the aggressor country.
“I cannot remain silent,” says Tetiana from Bucha town, one of those who shared her story with the Museum. “I want the world to know what happened. One day we will know about everyone who committed these crimes. Everyone will receive a justly deserved punishment.”
The project also has another mission – to contribute to the psychological well-being and mental health of Ukrainians who survived the war on their native land. In fact, people have the opportunity to share their pain with those who care when they tell others their stories and learn about what others have come through.
Each story is carefully and respectfully recorded and preserved by the Museum’s staff and volunteers. Every story matters! Tell us yours:
➡️ post your story on your own Facebook page with the hashtags #Civilian_Voices #share_your_story, and invite your friends to join in
➡️ use the chatbot t.me/civilvoicesmuseum_bot in Telegram
➡️ visit the Museum’s portal https://civilvoicesmuseum.org/ and click “Tell a story” button in the top right corner
➡️ call the toll-free hotline: 0 (800) 509 001