Size: 33 x 46 1/2 inches, numbered 5/100
Mariupol is a Ukrainian city on the coast of the Azov sea. Being in the complete siege and under constant shelling it resisted the Russian invaders for almost three months. The last stronghold of the defenders was the catacombs of the factory Azovstal. The fate of Mariupol is, perhaps, the most terrible in the Russian Ukrainian war. It was almost totally destroyed, dozens of thousands of civil people perished from Russian bombs, shells and rockets (the exact number is unknown as the city is still under the occupation). The sufferings of Mariupol have become a deep trauma for the whole nation, and its defenders are respected as heroes.
Pokrova or Protection of Our Most Holy Lady is a great feast in the Eastern Orthodox Church. It is especially revered and celebrated in Ukraine where Pokrova symbolizes patronage of the Mother of God over the Ukrainian Cossacks and the Ukrainian army.
**All proceeds will be donated to the Ukrainian Emergency Art Fund**