List of damaged cultural sites during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

List of damaged cultural sites during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine verified by UNESCO

The list of damaged cultural sites during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine is a list of cultural sites in Ukraine that have been verified by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as damaged and/or destroyed during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine (that started on 24 February 2022).[1][2][3][4][5]

Both Ukraine and Russia have signed the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (the 1954 Hague Convention), which was drafted to safeguard cultural heritage during periods of armed conflicts. UNESCO is primarily responsible for the dissemination and monitoring of compliance.[6]

List

The list is current as of 29 August 2022 and based on information verified by UNESCO.[7]

This includes 183 sites in total:[8]

  • 78 religious sites
  • 13 museums
  • 35 historic buildings
  • 31 buildings dedicated to cultural activities
  • 17 monuments
  • 9 libraries
Name/Description In Ukrainian Region (Oblast) Municipality Type Notes
Historic building of the regional youth center, formerly the Shchors Cinema[8] uk:Будинок Чернігівського обласного молодіжного центру Chernihiv Oblast Chernihiv Historic building
Church of St. Theodosius[8] Chernihiv Oblast Chernihiv Religious site
Military Historical Museum, a branch of the Chernihiv Historical Museum[8] Військово-історичний музей - Чернігівський історичний музей ім. В.В. Тарновського (Музеї-філії) Chernihiv Oblast Museum Chernihiv Historical Museum of V.V. Tarnovsky[8][9][10]
Regional children's library (former Vasyl Tarnovsky Museum of Ukrainian Antiquities)[8][11] Chernihiv Oblast Library
Catherine's Church, Chernihiv[8] Катерининська церква (Чернігів) Chernihiv Oblast Chernihiv Religious site Damaged in a rocket attack.[12]
Former Chernihiv District Court House (built in 1904)[8] Chernihiv Oblast Chernihiv Historic building?
Korolenko Chernihiv Regional Universal Scientific Library (built in 1910–13)[8] uk:Чернігівська обласна універсальна наукова бібліотека імені В. Г. Короленка Chernihiv Oblast Library
St. Kazan Church in Chernihiv[8] Chernihiv Oblast Chernihiv Religious site
Memorial cemetery with a memorial sign to the dead and the chapel of St. Archangel Michael (built in 2014–21)[8] Chernihiv Oblast Chernihiv Religious site
Voskresenska Church (built in 1913)[8] Chernihiv Oblast Chernihiv Religious site
Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (built in 1801–04)[8] Chernihiv Oblast Chernihiv Religious site
Mykhailo Kotsiubynskyi Central City Library[8] Chernihiv Oblast Chernihiv Library Михайло Михайлович Коцюбинський
G. Galagan Regional Art Museum (built in 1899)[8] Chernihiv Oblast Chernihiv Museum
Ivankiv Museum[8] Іванківський історико-краєзнавчий музей Kyiv Oblast Ivankiv Museum Home to Ukrainian folk artist Maria Prymachenko[13]
Church of the Ascension (Voznesenska Tserkva)[8] Kyiv Oblast Religious site Church of the Ascension, Lukianivka? Or the Church of the Ascension of the Lord in the village of Bobryk?
St. George's church in Zavorychi (Heorhiyivska Tserkva)[8] Свято-Георгіївський храм с. Заворичі Kyiv Oblast Zavorychi (Заворичі) Religious site
Peter and Paul Church (Petro-Pavlivska)[8] Kyiv Oblast Religious site
Irpin Bible Seminary[8][14] Kyiv Oblast Irpin Religious site
Memorial monument to villagers who died in the Second World War[8] Kyiv Oblast Monument
House of Culture (built in 1952–54)[8] Kyiv Oblast
Church of the Resurrection of Christ[8] Kyiv Oblast Religious site
Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (built in 2008)[8][15] Kyiv Oblast Religious site
Monument to the fallen soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (established between 2014 and 2021)[8] Kyiv Oblast Monument
Bust of Taras Shevchenko in Borodianka (established in 1999)[8][16] Kyiv Oblast Borodyanka Monument
Wooden Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (built in 1892)[8][15][17] Kyiv Oblast Peremoha (Baryshivka District) [uk] Religious site Храм Різдва Пресвятої Богородиці (Перемога)
Church of St. Georgiy Pobidonosets in Irpin (built in 2021)[8] Irpin Kyiv Oblast Religious site
Convent of the Icon of the Mother of God "Uslyshatelnytsya" in Fasova village (built in 2012–16)[8] Kyiv Oblast Fasova village Religious site
Mass grave of soldiers and a monument to compatriots who died during the Great Patriotic War in Bucha (established in 1951)[8] Kyiv Oblast Bucha
Church of Saints Elijah and Apostle Andrew the First-Called (built in 1997)[8] Kyiv Oblast Religious site
Local History Museum of Borodianshchyna in Borodianka[8] Kyiv Oblast Borodyanka
Central City Library in Irpin[8] Kyiv Oblast Irpin Library
Taras Shevchenko Palace of Culture[8] Kyiv Oblast
Monument to St. Archangel Michael in Borodianka (established in 2015)[8] Kyiv Oblast Borodyanka Religious site
Makarivska Public Library (building of the early twentieth century)[8] Kyiv Oblast Library
Monument to workers killed in World War II (renovated in 2016)[8] Kyiv Oblast
Church of St. John the Baptist – Moshchun[8] Kyiv Oblast Moshchun
Orthodox church in Kamianka village of Izyum[8] Kharkiv Oblast Kamianka village of Izyum Religious site
Assumption Cathedral (Uspenska Katedra)[8] Kharkiv Oblast Kharkiv
Kharkiv Court of Appeal building[8] Kharkiv Oblast Kharkiv
"Slovo" building[8] uk:Будинок «Слово» Kharkiv Oblast Kharkiv Historic building
Kharkiv Art Museum[8] Kharkiv Oblast Kharkiv
Church of the Holy Queen Tamara[8][15] Kharkiv Oblast Kharkiv Religious site
Kharkiv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater[8][18] uk:Харківський національний академічний театр опери та балету імені Миколи Лисенка Kharkiv Oblast Kharkiv
Residential historical building in Kharkiv[8] Kharkiv Oblast Kharkiv Historic building
Kharkiv Korolenko State Scientific Library[8][15] uk:Харківська державна наукова бібліотека імені В. Г. Короленка Kharkiv Oblast Kharkiv Library
Building of the faculty of Economics of Kharkiv National University[8] Kharkiv Oblast Kharkiv
Building of the former "Palace of Labor"[8][19] Kharkiv Oblast Kharkiv Former House of the Rossiia Insurance Company,[8][20] current Kharkiv Oblast Council building.[21]

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Church of the Holy Myrrh-Bearing Women[8][14] Kharkiv Oblast Kharkiv Religious site
Building of the former central lecture hall in Constitution Square[8] Kharkiv Oblast Kharkiv
Historic residential building of the 19th century[8] Kharkiv Oblast Kharkiv Historic building
Memorial Complex of Glory in Kharkiv[8] Kharkiv Oblast Kharkiv
Former Lux store (Liuks, 19th century)[8] Kharkiv Oblast Kharkiv Historic building
Drobytskyi Yar Holocaust Memorial[8][13] uk:Дробицький Яр Kharkiv Oblast Kharkiv Monument
Fire department complex (built in 1886)[8] Kharkiv Oblast Kharkiv
Former women's gymnasium (built in 1870s)[8] Kharkiv Oblast Historic building
Kharkiv school No. 7 (built in 1906–07)[8] Kharkiv Oblast Kharkiv Historic building
Building of the Department of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of Izyum City Council (built in the 19th century)[8] Kharkiv Oblast Izyum Historic building
Building of the Research Institute of Venereology (building 1889)[8] Kharkiv Oblast Kharkiv Historic building
Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (built in 1838)[8] Kharkiv Oblast Religious site
Church of the 2000th anniversary of the Nativity of Christ in Kharkiv (built in 1999–2001)[8] Kharkiv Oblast Kharkiv Religious site
V.A. Afanasiev Kharkiv State Academic Puppet Theater (built in 1906–1907)[8] Kharkiv Oblast Kharkiv Historic building
Holy Ascension Cathedral (All-Holy Church) in Izyum (built in 1826, completed in 1902–03)[8] Kharkiv Oblast Izyum Religious site
Church of the Cross (built in 1809–23)[8] Kharkiv Oblast Religious site
Church of Saint Demetrios of Soluneia[8] Kharkiv Oblast Religious site
Former Palace of Culture for the railway workers in Kharkiv (Central House of Science and Technology of the Southern Railway)[8] Kharkiv Oblast Kharkiv Soviet architecture recognized as an architectural monument in 1987.[22]

Architect: Aleksandr Dmitriev[22]

Memorial to the Victims of Totalitarianism (built in 1991–2000)[8][23] Kharkiv Oblast Kharkiv Monument A cemetery containing the graves of victims of Stalinism and the Katyn massacre in Piatykhatky.[23]
Kharkiv Regional Palace of Children and Youth (House of Children's and Youth Creativity, built in 1851–53)[8] Kharkiv Oblast Kharkiv Historic building?
Church of the Transfiguration (built in 2011–13)[8] Kharkiv Oblast Kharkiv Religious site
Holy Trinity Church (built in 1909–15)[8] Kharkiv Oblast Religious site
Church of St. George the Victorious[8] Kharkiv Oblast Kharkiv Religious site
Strytenska Church in Lisne (built in 2018)[8] Kharkiv Oblast Lisne Religious site
Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker (built in 1991–96)[8] Kharkiv Oblast Religious site
Hryhorii Skovoroda National Literary Memorial Museum – Skovorodynivka[24] Kharkiv Oblast Skovorodynivka [uk] Museum
Church of St. Tikhon of Zadonsky[8] Zaporizhzhia Oblast Religious site
Historical and Architectural Museum "Popov Manor" (Historical and architectural museum reserve "Sadyba Popova", complex of the 19th century)[8][25] uk:Садиба Попова Zaporizhzhia Oblast Museum Was looted too.[25]
Orthodox church near Zhytomyr (Church of the Blessed Virgin of the Ovruch Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church)[8][26][27] Zhytomyr Oblast Vyazivka Religious site
Church of St. Nicholas (Church of the Holy Veil defrocked Archimandrite Agathangelos)[8] Zhytomyr Oblast Religious site
Sviatohirsk Holy Dormition Lavra[8] uk:Свято-Успенська Святогірська лавра Donetsk Oblast Religious site
Church of St. Nicholas of Myrlikiisky Wonderworker[8] Donetsk Oblast Religious site
Chapel of the Holy Martyr Tatiana[8] Donetsk Oblast Religious site
Church of Christ the Savior (Tserkva Khrysta Spasytelia)[8] Donetsk Oblast Religious site
The Drama Theater in Mariupol[8] Donetsk Oblast Mariupol
Our Lady of Kazan Orthodox Cathedral in Marinka[8] Donetsk Oblast Marinka Religious site
Monument to Metropolitan Ignatium of Mariupol in Mariupol[8][27] Donetsk Oblast Mariupol Religious site At Cathedral of Saint Michael the Archangel (Mariupol)?
St. Archangel Michael Church in Mariupol[8][28][29] uk:Собор Архистратига Михайла (Маріуполь) Donetsk Oblast Mariupol Religious site
Church of the Icon of the Mother of God "Joy of All Mourners"[8][14] Donetsk Oblast Volnovakha Religious site
The Holy Transfiguration Church[8][14] Donetsk Oblast Volnovakha Religious site
St. Nicholas the Wonderworker[8] Donetsk Oblast Religious site
Church of the Nativity of the blessed Virgin Mary in Mariupol[8][28] Donetsk Oblast Mariupol Religious site
St. Dmytrivska Church (built in 1850–61)[8] Donetsk Oblast Religious site
Mariupol Museum of Local Lore[8][27] Donetsk Oblast Mariupol Museum
Residential building of the 19th century in Mariupol[8] Donetsk Oblast Mariupol Historic building
Memorial monument to Afghan soldiers[8] Donetsk Oblast Monument
Residential buildings in Mariupol (1930–41)[8] Donetsk Oblast Mariupol Historic buildings
Monument to V.G. Korolenko in Mariupol (installed in 1966)[8] Donetsk Oblast Mariupol Monument
City palace of Culture in Mariupol (built in 1952)[8][15] Donetsk Oblast Mariupol
St. Volodymyr's Church in Mariupol (built in 1999–2000)[8] Donetsk Oblast Mariupol Religious site
Church Vifaniia in Mariupol (building of the early XXI century)[8] Donetsk Oblast Mariupol Religious site
Yuryev's House in Mariupol (building of the late nineteenth century)[8] Donetsk Oblast Mariupol Historic building
City palace of Culture "Ukrainian House" in Mariupol[8] Украинский Дом Мариуполь Donetsk Oblast Mariupol
Palace of Culture "Iskra" (building 1960)[8] Donetsk Oblast
A. Kuindzhi Center for Contemporary Art and Culture in Mariupol (built in 2004)[8][27] Donetsk Oblast Mariupol Was looted too.[30]
Palace of Culture "Molodizhnyi" in Mariupol (built between 1887 and 1910)[8] Палац культури «Молодіжний» у Маріуполі[31] Donetsk Oblast Mariupol
Chaika House of Culture in Mariupol[8] Donetsk Oblast Mariupol
Holy Trinity Church in Mariupol (built in 2010)[8] Donetsk Oblast Mariupol Religious site
School of Arts in Mariupol (built in 1953)[32] Donetsk Oblast
Estate of A. Tregubov (buildings of the end of XIXth - beginning of XXth century)[8] Donetsk Oblast
House with a spire tower in Mariupol (built in 1953)[8] Donetsk Oblast Mariupol
Central City Library V.G.Korolenko in Mariupol[8] Donetsk Oblast Mariupol Library
Building of the former Alexander Men's Gymnasium (built in 1894–99)[8] Donetsk Oblast
Artem House of Culture (built in 1926) – Lyman[8] Donetsk Oblast Lyman
St. Catherine's Church (Katerynynska Tserkva)[8][33] Luhansk Oblast Shchasta Religious site
Church in honor of the Icon of the Mother of God "Joy of All Who Sorrow" in Sverodonets[8] Luhansk Oblast Sverodonets Religious site Sievierodonetsk?
Islamic Cultural Centre "Bismillah" in Sievierodonetsk[8][33] Luhansk Oblast Sievierodonetsk Religious site
Church of the Nativity in Sievierodonetsk[8][34] Luhansk Oblast Sievierodonetsk Religious site
St. Tykhvin Church[8] Luhansk Oblast Religious site
St. Nicholas Church[8] Luhansk Oblast Religious site
Church of St. Luke of Crimea (building of the early 21st century)[8] Luhansk Oblast Religious site
Building of the former Soda barracks (Built in 1895)[8] Luhansk region Lysychansk
Three Saints Church [8] Luhansk region Popasna Religious site
Okhtyrka City Museum of Local Lore[8][35] Sumy Oblast Okhtyrka Museum
Former People's House (1911–1914)[8] Sumy Oblast
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House of the estate manager L.E. Koenig (1911)[8] Sumy Oblast
Monument in honor of the 183rd Tank Brigade (WW2)[8] Sumy Oblast Monument
Okhtyrka City Council (building of the 20th century)[8] Sumy Oblast Okhtyrka
Locomotive depot "Smorodyne" (built in 1877) [8] Sumy Oblast Historic building 50°28'56.9"N 34°58'09.1"E
The main house museum of the estate L.E. Koenig (building from the late 18th century: 1870; part of Trostianetskyi Museum and Exhibition Center)[8] Sumy Oblast Museum Historic building?
Mass grave of Soviet soldiers and Monument in Velyka Pysarivka village[8] Sumy region Velyka Pysarivka village Monument

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See also