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The Foundation presented the "Fierce Calendar" for 2024

The Foundation for Competent Assistance to the Army “Come Back Alive” presented the “Fierce Calendar” for 2024. It is dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the russian-Ukrainian war. 

To show the power and strength of Ukrainians, as well as to remind us that our struggle has been going on for 10 years, the Foundation counted down from the birth of the new Ukrainian fury – from 2014, when Ukraine’s resistance to the invader began. “Come Back Alive” released the Fierce Calendar because February is not only the name of the month, but also the symbol that has characterized the Ukrainian resistance and our thirst for protection of our own and our loved ones for the last decade.

The photos are by 35 Ukrainian documentary filmmakers, including Yevhen Malolietka, Danylo Pavlov, Dmytro “Orest” Kozatsky, Serhiy Korovainyi, Oles Kromplyas, Marian Kushnir, Vlada and Kostiantyn Liberov, Andriy Dubchak, and Serhiy Nuzhnenko, the calendar shows the main events of the Russian-Ukrainian war, defines the place of the “Come Back Alive” Foundation in them, and thus demonstrates how donations from philanthropists have influenced the course of the war and helped the Defense Forces over the past ten years.

12 unique fonts for the calendar were created by 12 designers: Dania Nesterevych, Serhiy Fedeniak, Ivan Tsanko-Khlibovych, Bohdan Hdal, Sima Shpin, Daria Levchuk, Viktor London, Kyrylo Tkachov, Gordiy Vasylash, Valentyn Tkachenko, Iryna Mykolenko, and Ivan Ishchenko.

The creative idea for this year’s calendar was proposed by Vitaliy Kapustyan and Ilya Yankov.

In addition, together with the Reporters online magazine and Ukrainian photographers, the Foundation has collected the most important events of the Russian-Ukrainian war on its website. Documented over 10 years, they will appear online on the dates specified in the printed calendar. The events will be available for viewing from January 2024.

“The Reporters team has collected documentary stories about the key events of the ten years of the Russian-Ukrainian war for the Come Back Alive creative project. They will be available in Ukrainian and English in the online version of the calendar. The stories will not be available immediately, but will appear on the website on the appropriate dates. It is important for us to remind people every day that Russia’s war against Ukraine began in 2014, not on February 24, 2022,” says Maricka Paplauskaite, editor-in-chief of the Reporters magazine.

The Fierce Calendar can be purchased for a minimum donation of UAH 2014 at the link. All profits will be spent to help the Defense Forces. The first edition of 500 copies sold out in 5 minutes. Then the Foundation will deliver them to benefactors by pre-order. Currently, the delivery is limited to Ukraine. Around January 10, it will be possible to deliver abroad as well.

As a reminder, “Come Back Alive” has been publishing an annual calendar since 2014. During this time, images from the calendars have appeared in the Ukrainian and Western press, and have been appreciated by David Lynch and Prince Harry, and have been turned into prints for clothing and tattoos. In particular, one of the images of the 2019 Military Dictionary calendar became a tattoo of Ukrainian journalist and soldier Oleksandr Makhov, who died in battles with the Russian occupiers in the Kharkiv region in May 2022.

Last year’s calendar, titled “STICK TO UKRAINE”, was probably the world’s first tear-off sticker pack calendar. 365 unique images were created by 47 Ukrainian artists.

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