Ukrainian claims responsibility for painting Stalin star



2014/08/22 • News

A Ukrainian citizen has claimed responsibility for “decorating” the Moscow’s “Stalin Tower” high-rise and says he is ready to give himself up in exchange for Nadiya Savchenko, the online publication FAKTY.ICTV.UA reports, August 22.

A Ukrainian citizen, who claims he painted the star on top of the “Stalin Tower” high-rise in blue and yellow and then attached a Ukrainian flag says he is willing to surrender to Russian justice in exchange for Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko.

Hryhoriy, who calls himself “Mustang Wanted,” described his feat on his Facebook page, adding supporting photographs.

“I, Hryhoriy (aka Mustang Wanted), a citizen of Ukraine, am forced to make this confession not for the sake of recognition but to bring about the release of innocent Russian citizens, who have been accused of hooliganism and who risk becoming victims of Russian justice, which is widely known for its fairness,” he wrote. “I am the man who in an impulse of true patriotism climbed to the roof  of the skyscraper on the Kotelnichesky embankment and repainted it in the colors of our native Ukrainian flag. Then I raised the flag of an independent Ukraine there. I have photos and video evidence, ” he added.

Worker removes Ukrainian. Takes "selfie"

Worker removes Ukrainian flag. Takes “selfie”

He noted that this process was very time-consuming and took him almost all night. He finished his work around 6 am. “At that time I noticed on the roof of the building the Russian citizens who face criminal charges and possible imprisonment of 7 years. It is worth noting that we are not even acquainted,” Hrihoriy said.

“I declare myself guilty of ‘hooliganism’ and I am ready to appear before the same court in exchange for the release of a wonderful, courageous Ukrainian girl — Nadiya Savchenko,” he continued.

The Ukrainian also wrote that he considers his actions “performance art,” which he has dedicated to Ukrainian Independence Day and also to all the young men who are now protecting his homeland.

Translated by Anna Mostovych





  • sandy miller

    Hryhoriy…I kiss you! I kiss you! I kiss you! So proud of your courageous and beautiful work. Bravo Hryhoriy, bless you and bless Ukraine. You make me proud of being Ukrainian.

    • Milton Devonair

      Ukraine is Grand.

    • True_finn

      …combined, wallclaimer-base_jumper-patriot+artist, huh… and first selfie what I think is really COOL, xD .

      I applause that he “Coming out of the closet”, xD.

  • sandy miller

    Hryhoriy you should sell poster’s. It’s beautiful in blue and white.

  • hammermann

    Wow eggs of steel. I’ve done some building climbing and i bet those Stalin wedding cake stars are hell to access without the right keys and gear.


    FUCK putin and FUCK cccp. AMIN .

  • dok

    God bless you Hryhoriy. Stay safe. You are an example of how Ukrainians can beat russians at anything. These Russian pigs can’t defend a building let alone their own country. Russia is a house of cards that could collapse any time and putin knows it. So that is why he is attacking other countries trying to divert russians attentions from the problems at home.