Glory To Ukraine!

I started making this animation on February 24, 2022, as russia* began its invasion of Ukraine.

The animation of a bust of putin crumbling came from a website where you can download 3D models; I recorded part of the demonstration. Then I added the map and flag to the recording, and used the State Anthem of Ukraine as the soundtrack. The State Anthem is a very inspiring piece of music, and always gives me goosebumps. To learn more about it, go to the State Anthem post by clicking the link in the sidebar under Explore!

I play this animation at least once a day. Will it make any difference? Nobody can say for certain. But consider the following quote from a speech given by President Zelenskyy in June, 2022 to a charity event supporting Ukraine:

“During World War II, when all the metal was needed at the frontline, the Oscar statuette was made of plaster. It can fairly be said that this is a symbolic gesture that does not drastically affect the course of the war. But we cannot claim that the world would have defeated Nazism without a [small, additional] piece of metal. No. We do not know for sure.”

So, it just might help, and I can promise that you’ll definitely feel better for having heard the Anthem. Go ahead, give putin a poke.

Image ©2022 ABS Ukraine flag colors line Sources Image ©2022 ABS Ukraine flag colors line

Animation of putin bust crumbling – Putin statue crush (free, downloadable) by: endike (CC BY 4.0) via Sketchfab. URL:

Flag of Ukraine corrected.png by People of Ukraine (CC 0) via Wikimedia Commons. URL:

Ukraine map Raions_of_Ukraine_(after_Oct._2020).svg.png by Rino ap Codkelden.
(CC BY-SA 4.0) via Wikimedia Commons. URL:

Ukraine national anthem Anthem_of_Ukraine_instrumental.ogg by Mykhailo Verbytsky License: Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons. URL:

*I no longer capiitalize either putin or russia. After the nazi-style atrocities, and especially after many days of dropping cruise missiles and Iranian combat drones onto cities, neither deserves the honor of a capital letter. I’m in good company: the official Ukraine government sites have made the same gesture, and no longer capitalize russia, russian or kremlin.

November 2nd, 2022 at 12:37 am


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