Pottery artist Misha Noi from Voronezh has launched the МИР PEACE PAIX Project. He is placing signs with the word "peace" in Russian, English, and French in Russian cities. Noi has posted the first handmade sign in Syktyvkar. He told 7x7 about this.
Misha Noi called his pacifist project МИР PEACE PAIX. He is placing signs with this inscription in places "with victorious rhetoric" like Victory parks, alleys with a lot of military equipment, etc. The first object of this kind is in Syktyvkar. The artist is planning to post the same signs in Kursk, Belgorod, and Tambov. According to Noi, he is considering placing them in Novosibirsk, Tyumen, and Barnaul.
"In Voronezh, many things remind me of what is happening in Ukraine: war engines, the sounds of airplanes. I do not accept any kind of violence. I wanted to express my position. Doing this through creativity is almost the only opportunity in conditions of strict censorship," Misha Noi told 7x7.
Street art artist Yan Posadsky supervises the project. There are works on sale, some funds going to the Red Cross Foundation.
After the war's outbreak in Ukraine, many artists began speaking out against the special operation. For example, in Kaluga Oblast, 84-year-old artist Vladimir Ovchinnikov is protesting against the events in Ukraine with paintings on the walls. Artist Bogdan Ziza from Yevpatoria entered the list of terrorists for pouring blue-yellow paint on the city hall building and throwing a Molotov cocktail at it. And anti-war graffiti in defense of children by an artist from Pskov were painted over two hours after their appearance.