A statue called World Peace which was created by Soviet sculptor Oleg Kiryukhin and donated by the Soviet Union in 1989 has been demolished in Helsinki. The Helsinki Art Museum has taken it into storage.
Yle part of the Finnish national Broadcasting Company
Live at the White House briefing, they accidentally let in an independent journalist who asks Blinken, Isn’t it in our foreign policy interests to eventjink about sending it to St Petersburg, so you know, others can appreciate the art, culture and history?
Blinken stares at the journalist, smashes the glass case, grabs the egg and holds it aloft. Preciousssss, our precioussss, we wantssss it, our precioussss. He cackles and runs out onto the lawn, running in circles, with the Western media charging behind, also shrieking in unison: precioussss, we wantssss it, our precioussss
With apologies to J.R.R. Tolkien
Actual article, The Art newspaper, Art Newspaper International
A Russian prank call to JK Rowling was held last week where the author was not aware she was being recorded and asked if her charity could fund weapons to kill Russians, but say it was for children by whom she believed to be Zelensky (begins 7:13 in video). She said that she understood.
If she plans to do this with the UK office of her charity Lumos, it is illegal in the UK under:
Hollywood Reporter, owned by Penske Media Corporation
Updated statement from University of West London, saying it was an error.
A Russian woman has been discriminated against and denied a place on a Masters in luxury Hospitality Management by University of West London, with the university saying
her application to study at the institution would not be taken further due to “the recent events and situation in Ukraine”.University of West London
Express newspaper, owned by Northern and Shell
Russia’s casual savagery is seared into its soulDavid Aaronovitch
The Times, owned by News UK
German EU official Florence Gaub said (translated)
“We should not forget, even if Russians look European, they are not European, in a cultural sense,” Gaub declared in the German-language interview.
“They [Russians] think differently about violence or death,” the EU official continued. “They have no concept of a liberal, post-modern life, a concept of life that each individual can choose. Instead, life simply can end early with death.”
Multipolarista.com and independently funded news outlets
UK former Archbishop of Canterbury has tried to get the Russian Orthodox church removed from the World Council of Churches
Anglican Ink, Anglican TV Ministries
The organisers say that the decision to exclude two young Russian qualifying participants was because the “Competition Committee has no moral or ethical option but to exclude the Russians from the competition. With this decision, the Competition Committee also wants to guarantee a neutral and peaceful environment for all competitors.” “
The Violin Channel, Australian independently funded
Threats to restaurants, a supermarket and a brick thrown through windows. 11 reported accounts of discrimination including banned from attending a sports event, banned from accessing notary services, cancelled from music events. These are the reported ones, they think it is thetip of the iceberg.
DutchNews.nl, privately funded by readers