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Explosions Near the Museum

The film tour "Explosions Near the Museum," documented by Roman Khimei and Yarema Malashchuk, meticulously depicts the traces and shadows of artifacts stolen by Russians in the Kherson Museum of Local Lore during their occupation of the city. The crime scene and eyewitness accounts indicate that this was a well-planned looting of the museum collection, which completes the list of colonial crimes of the "Russian Federation."

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