Alla Horska was an artist, member of the Sixtiers Movement, a dissident, and a friend of poet Vasyl Stus who publicly spoke out against political repressions. She is the author of Soviet-time murals with one of her most famous one being "The Victory Flag" in Luhansk region's Krasnodon city (currently occupied by Russia-led separatists). In fact, many of Horska's works ended up in occupied Donbas. The artist died in 1970. Horska’s friends and colleagues suspect that the KGB had something to do with her death.
"A Soviet Ukrainian Horska" is the latest in Hromadske's English-language series "Beyond East and West" in partnership with LSE Arena, a programme based at the Institute of Global Affairs, London School of Economics and Political Science.
"Beyond East and West" is a research project exploring Ukrainians’ connection to and understanding of their nation’s history. As part of this project we are producing a series of videos on history and analysing the response of audiences across Ukraine.