Street Artists The Kailas-V
By The Kailas-V art group in Kyiv, Ukraine.
The mural on Antonova Street portray the viral “Saint Javelin” meme with an Orthodox Madonna clad in green and cradling a Javelin anti-tank missile, which Ukraine uses as it battles Russian aggression. The image was originally popularised in 2012 but resurfaced in February 2022 on Reddit and Twitter as Russia invaded Ukraine.
As well as the mural, the meme has been printed on shirts, posters and mugs and sold on the Saint Javelin website, raising over $1m towards supporting Help Us Help, a charity that is focused on humanitarian aid and educational projects in Ukraine.