Poroshenko on Aivazovsky: Our heritage

Порошенко об Айвазовском: Наше наследие

The President called for respect for “our heritage”, referring to the anniversary of the artist.

President Petro Poroshenko said that recently celebrated 200 years since the birth of painter Ivan Aivazovsky and called for respect for “our heritage”.

“In those days 200 years ago Theodosia was born in the famous Russian artist Ivan Aivazovsky. Respect our heritage!” – wrote Poroshenko on his page in Facebook.

Note that the former adviser to President Viktor Yanukovych Andriy Portnov argues that Poroshenko gave Yanukovych in 2012 Aivazovsky’s painting “Constantinople at dawn”. According to him, then Poroshenko “wanted to be mayor or Kiev or Minister of any Ministry.”

Also recall that in late may, Poroshenko stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to kidnap Anna Yaroslavna.