Subject of Viral “Woman On A Stretcher” Ukraine Photo Dies

Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website Yonder and Home. Andrew is the host of Heard Tell podcast.

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  1. Chip Daniels
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    A lot of the artists I follow on Instagram are either Ukrainian or Russian.

    They have always just posted their artwork, so the national identities have been obscured.
    In the past few weeks, though, one by one they have posted these painful awkward posts.
    One artist posted that his Ukrainian neighborhood was being attacked, and has posted nothing since.
    Another went silent then resurfaced today to explain he has been evacuated.

    Several more posted saying their Russian accounts were being cut off as of midnight Sunday. While the posts from the Ukrainians were painful and heartwrenching, the posts from the Russians were more chilling since they were very cautiously worded with just oblique references. It was very obvious that they are no longer able to speak freely as the new Iron Curtain descends cutting them off from the world.

    Although we never spoke, I watched them for the past few years post their paintings and pictures from gallery openings and shows, and pictures of their home lives.

    At this point, I have no idea how long or if ever the new wall will last.Report

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