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Mural project

Implementation year: 2018

In September 2018, a mural titled Milana has appeared on the wall of a 15-story building at Prospekt Myru in Mariupol.

The heroine of this mural is Milana Abdurashytova. On 24 January 2015, during the shelling of the city’s Eastern neighborhood, Milana’s mother was killed when she threw herself over her daughter to protect her against missile fragments. The girl survived, but her wounded leg had to be amputated. After several surgeries, the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation’s psychologists joined the rehabilitation efforts. They helped the little girl get out of the state of shock and learn to live on. Every year, Milana undergoes rehabilitation under the Foundation’s project.

Mariupol residents admit that Milana mural became for them a symbol of all-victorious mercy. The steadfastness and love for life of this child inspire, admire and give people of the Donbas hope that peace will come to their homes. That was the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation’s idea, which the talented Ukrainian artist Sasha Korban turned into reality.

Milana’s story was included to Donbas and Civilians photo book.