Ukraine and Banksy share a message

I’m a big fan of the elusive British street artist known as Banksy. His ability to provide artistic social commentary with humor and incisiveness is unrivaled. Now the Ukrainian postal service has released a stamp featuring artwork by Banksy to mark the first anniversary of the Russian invasion. The Banksy painted the image on a wall in the town of Borodianka in November 2022 and has given his permission for use on the stamp. From The Guardian:

The image draws inspiration from the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, known to be a black belt in judo, and depicts a young judoka representing Ukraine knocking down a grown man.

The phrase “FCK PTN” in Cyrillic has been added to the lower left part of the new stamp.

You can buy your own sheet of these stamps directly from the Ukraine postal service — they ship worldwide.


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