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The following 126 events in 6 countries formerly part of the Soviet Union were listed in Google during the weeks of September 17-28 this year under the key words “Международный день мира”and “Міжнародний день миру”, as well as “International day of peace”. These include 61 events from Ukraine, 45 from the Russian Federation and 9 from regions disputed between Ukraine and Russia.
In addition to these, 16 events are listed on the maps of One Day One Choir and Montessori schools singing for peace, but there is no indication which took place this year and which took place only in previous years.
Note: To save space, where there are many entries for a city, we have provided the text from one or two and only the link for the others.
photo from Ispas Village, Ukraine
Here are excerpts from the articles, translated into English. For the original Russian and Ukrainian texts, click here.
A virtual exhibition dedicated to the International Day of Peace has opened in the National Library of Azerbaijan named after M.F.Akhundzade, Trend Life reports. The virtual exhibition ( http://anl.az/el/vsb/Beynelxalq_sulh_gunu/index.htm ) presents photographs, related books and articles published in the media.
On September 21, 2022, students of the SD-112 group with an English teacher Olga Anatolyevna Rapinchuk decided to combine business with pleasure and celebrated the International Day of Peace in a narrow circle. Future doctors took part in a quiz, getting acquainted with the history of the origin and purpose of holding this day, then paid tribute to Peace Day with a minute of silence to the sound of the peace bell (the most famous traditions that are observed on this day) and read quotes-statements of famous people about the world. The students were then asked to choose their favorite quote. By the way, the favorite quote was Mother Teresa’s statement: “The world begins with a smile”, which became the theme of this event.
Calendar of events: 19.09 Thematic “We are for a happy, peaceful childhood!”
21.09 – Thematic “Belarus – a symbol of peace” (21.09 – International Day of Peace)
On the International Day of Peace, Gomel welcomed guests from all over the region – government officials, delegations of teachers and schoolchildren, public figures gathered for a large forum in Gomel school No. 27. Before the start of the celebration, the participants honored the memory of the defenders of the Motherland with a minute of silence, laid flowers and wreaths at the memorial on the Alley of Heroes. Further, a rich program awaited the peacekeepers: an online meeting “Children for Peace!” with the participation of colleagues from Kursk, Smolensk, Vladikavkaz and Minsk . . . . Teachers and students of Gomel school No. 27 shared their experience with colleagues from districts that became peacekeeping only this year – this status was assigned to educational institutions in six districts of the region. The guests were given tours of the museum rooms dedicated to ethnography, the history of the school and peacekeeping activities. The meeting ended with the dialogue platform “Children of Peaceful Belarus!”, where the participants discussed joint projects and upcoming marches, actions.
On September 23, 2022, in the spiritual and educational center “Istoki” of the Luninets Central District Library, an hour of enlightenment “Together for the good of the world” was held with the participation of the rector of the Transfiguration Church (village of Yazvinka), Archpriest Sergiy Chizh, the LRCBS website reports. Chief Librarian Irina Novatskaya recalled that September 21 is the International Day of Peace and told the history of the holiday. Father Sergius noted that the main value for any person is peace. War is the physical manifestation of humanity’s hidden spiritual malady. The events of recent years have determined the unprecedented relevance of the International Day of Peace today.
On the eve of the International Day of Peace, representatives of the “Belarusian Peace Fund” visited the Malorita Central District Hospital . . . . One of the areas of activity of the Belarusian Peace Fund is the charitable action “Our attention is to veterans of war and labor.” As part of this action, the country’s health care institutions are being assisted in arranging wards for veterans with modern medical equipment and household appliances for a comfortable stay of patients in them.
September 21 – International Day of Peace. Activists of the NGO PO “Belarusian Republican Youth Union” of the State Educational Institution “Secondary School No. 83 of Minsk named after G.K. Zhukov” took part in the action “Dove of Peace”, dedicated to the International Day of Peace. Our country had to go through a single war. Millions of people died. They died not just like that, but for us to live now. Died for peace in the world. We, the present generation, must remember those who gave their lives for us. The dove is chosen as a symbol of peace.
On September 21, 2022, pupils of the “Solnyshki” group, preschool teacher Shpakovskaya M.I., music director Vilkova N.M. held an event dedicated to the International Day of Peace.
On this day in secondary school No. N. P. Massonov, the city of Svisloch hosted a holiday “Peace and unity – the strength of the people.” The event was attended by students of grades 8-9, teachers, school administration, as well as guests – the chairman of the RO NGO “Belarusian Peace Fund” Tatyana Gzheshchik and the chairman of the regional council of veterans Elena Prokopik.
Photo album of children drawing for the International Day of Peace.
On International Day of Peace, local civil society organizations in the Samegrelo region of Georgia came together to support people displaced by conflict and promote peace and dialogue among conflict-affected communities. The grassroots celebration at the Chemi Mordu elderly home in Rukhi village gathered women, children, small entrepreneurs and residents from the surrounding communities. A handicrafts exhibition showcased handmade products created by local children and artisans. The event participants also joined artists in decorating the elderly home with a colourful mural, inspired by the theme of peace and social cohesion.
International Day of Peace celebrated at the State Medical University. On this occasion, several students of the State University of Medicine and Pharmacology named after. Nicolae Testemitanu organized a flash mob, joining the global campaign “Moment of Silence”, launched in memory of the victims of violence, “Moldova 1” reports. Students say they want to live in peace and participate in an event to convey to people the importance of peace in the context of the war on the border of our country.
On September 21, the Hour of Peace was held in the Azov Village Library. 6th grade students and librarian Akbarova A.S. remembered the history of the origin of a significant date, its meaning and what values it contains.
Belorechensk Children’s Library. Every year on September 21, we celebrate the International Day of Peace. Librarians of the Children’s Library held an event called “Everyone Needs Peace” for pupils of the senior group of kindergarten No. 11. . . . At the end of the event, little visitors glued leaflets with kind words to the tree of peace. The kids understood how important it is to be kinder to each other, to do only good deeds, so that there is world peace.
On September 21, a school-wide event dedicated to the International Day of Peace was held in the school unit in IK-44 Belovo.. . . The students prepared reports about the traditions of the holiday, about its symbols (the dove of peace, the Bell of Peace, the honorary title of Messenger of Peace and Goodwill), about the activities of the International Public Fund “Russian Peace Fund”.
September 21 is the International Day of Peace . . . an educational event “Everyone needs PEACE!” was held in our rehabilitation center! Pupils got acquainted with the history of the emergence of the International Day of Peace, with important world problems that need to be addressed to maintain peace on Earth, the history of the birth of the symbol “Dove of Peace”. Then they drew their own “doves of peace” and prepared a colorful poster “Children for peace on the planet.” At the end of the event, the students were invited to join all the people of the planet who are fighting for world peace.
Middle School 45. International Day of Peace. Our school held Peace Lessons dedicated to this date.The children drew doves,a symbol of peace. They recalled why the dove with an olive branch in its beak, which was painted by Pablo Picasso, became the symbol and emblem of the holiday. The main conclusion that the guys made today is that everyone wants to live quietly and happily under a peaceful sky.
Photos of children celebrating the International Day of Peace at Chelnyabinsk public liceum..
September 21, 2022 Director of the Literary Museum M.Yu. Lermontov Khamdieva R.Kh. organized and conducted an educational hour ” September 21 – International Day of Peace “. During the educational hour, the children got acquainted with the festive date and the tragic events in the history of the country. The educational hour was aimed at developing the best qualities of mankind: patriotism, citizenship, pride in one’s Motherland, striving for peace. Previously, the guys received a task: to draw a picture in support of peace on Earth, to learn a poem. The event ended with an exhibition of drawings and making wishes on pre-prepared paper doves.
The world through the eyes of children: Craft competition dedicaed to the International Day of Peace. 20 September, 2022. City district of Istra, Pervomaisky 33. Children should laugh and live in a peaceful world: Open class of modern dance studio “Phenomenon.” 21 September, City district of Istra, Pokrovskoe.
Podcast from Radio Ivanovo for the International Day of Peace with guest in the studio, Galina Azeeva, Chairman of the Board of the Ivanovo Branch of the Russian Peace Fund
The Department of Scientific and Methodological Work and Library Innovations held a patriotic hour “We are bequeathed to protect the world”, dedicated to the International Day of Peace. . . . The library staff present at the event was given information about the latest events in Ukraine – once a brotherly country that was part of the Soviet Union, and expressed confidence that the Russian Army will establish peace – the peace that we need to live and continue to do good, create and create, build and develop. . . . Those present heard the poems “Take care of the earth” by Mikhail Dudin, “A palm for birds” by Alim Keshokov, “Peace and joy to you who live” by Kaysyn Kuliyev, as well as songs about peace. The event was accompanied by a video presentation “How beautiful this world is.”
Kemerovo Library calendar of events: On the International Day of Peace, the library will hold a library game, “We need to live together together” for its readers. The library specialist will tell the children about the history of this day, about the people who changed our world for the better: Princess Diana, Nelson Mandela, Stephen Hawking, etc. In the Spell the Word game, children will show their erudition, guess riddles about friendship and friends. In memory of this day, the children will be asked to draw a poster of friendship.
An information hour was held for teenagers, during which they discussed events in the world and remembered the difficult years of the Great Patriotic War. The day before, employees of the Kildeevsky rural House of Culture held an information hour for teenagers and youth “How good it is to live under a peaceful world”, dedicated to the International Day of Peace. . . . At the end of the event, the guys released doves, a symbol of peace.
On the occasion of the peace holiday, a literary and musical evening “Look how good the world you live in” was held for members of the amateur association “Guiding Star” of the Shevin Library. The librarian spoke about the people who changed our world for the better: Princess Diana’s philanthropic work; Nelson Mandela, a South African politician and passionate human rights activist; Stephen Hawking – the famous scientist of the world; Oskar Schindler, who saved 1200 Jews during the Great Patriotic War. The event was accompanied by a demonstration of the presentation “Life on Earth – there is nothing more beautiful!”.
Within the framework of the International Day of Peace, a round table was held at the Krasnodar Cooperative Institute, the participants of which were students of the Faculty of Higher Education, and the organizer and moderator was Associate Professor of the Department of Social, Legal and Humanitarian Disciplines, Ph.D. philol. Sciences Irina Zimina. The topics of speeches and presentations were devoted to a wide range of issues: conflicts and racism, the rights of women around the world, the fight against climate change for the sake of peace, 74 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, etc. The participants of the round table discussed the measures taken by states to prevent wars, and also the contribution of each to the preservation of peace on earth.
Rosetovksaya Library. For the International Day of Peace, here is an online quiz for those who are interested in the topic of peace and stability. You can see the results of the quiz and your mistakes immediately after completing all the questions. The quiz will be held from September 15 to September 25, 2022. All participants will receive a certificate by email by September 25th.
Schoolchildren from all districts and districts of the Kurgan region organized actions for the International Day of Peace. The youth portal of the Trans-Urals told how creatively its participants approached the event. In the Ketovsky Children’s and Youth Center, children drew the world with their own eyes and designed an exhibition, and also created a symbol of peace – doves. Students of the Kurtamysh School of Arts made doves using the origami technique. The guys will take these crafts home and place them in the most prominent place so that there will always be peace and harmony in their families. The educational event “World Peace” was held at the Lebyazhevsk boarding school. At the event, the guys discussed that the world is a calm life, reasonableness, the joy of smiles, warmth and comfort. Each of those present rang the school bell. Its ringing made everyone think: how fragile our world is, which means that it must be protected! The guys danced, read poetry, played, attached doves as a symbol of Peace, protected the planet with their hands. And the guys from the volunteer detachment “Helper” made postcards and doves, and gave them to all the inhabitants of Lebyazhie with good wishes for a peaceful sky above their heads!
On September 21, on the International Day of Peace, a new patriotic space was opened at the Kurgan Regional Social and Rehabilitation Center for Minors, located in Kurgan, along Voikov Street, 26. Hieromonk Athanasius (Korenkin), the ancient keeper of the Kurgan diocese, the rector of the church in honor of the Blessed Matrona of Moscow in Glinka and the church in honor of the Holy Royal Passion-Bearers in Bolshe-Chausovo, was present at the celebration. . . .On the occasion of the holiday, nine doves were released. Birds – as a symbol of peace – flew home, having experienced the warmth of children’s hands. The participants of the holiday made a common installation – they lined up children and adults in the word PEACE and photographed it with a quadrocopter. The children recited poems, talked with the life-size puppet Mishutka, listened to soulful songs of the Sofia Love vocal studio.
Kursk Electromechanical College. On the International Day of Peace, teachers Wharikova Antonina Andreevna and Larin Denis Anatolyevich conducted a thematic lesson dedicated to this date. The H-21 group was told the history of the holiday and thematic videos were watched.
International Day of Peace in the schools of Melenki. The issues of war and peace have always been and remain relevant for humanity. This has become especially acute in the 21st century. It was about this that the students in class hours at MBOU “Secondary School No. 4” in Melenki, MBOU “Danilovskaya Secondary School” were talking. In MBOU “Butylitskaya secondary school” a solemn line was held, at which the director of the school Galina Vladimirovna Astashkina made a speech, the students sang poems and songs about the world. In MBOU “Urvanovskaya secondary school named after the Hero of the Soviet Union Emelyanov I.A.” an extra-curricular event “How good it is to live under a peaceful sky” was held. The guys made doves, recalled why the dove with an olive branch in its beak, which was painted by Pablo Picasso, became the symbol and emblem of the holiday.
As part of the implementation of the International Day of Peace, a class hour dedicated to this holiday was held in schools. At the beginning of the class hour, the class teacher held a conversation “What is PEACE?” She told the students about the origin of the holiday, told about the bell, which was smelted and made from coins collected by the children. At this bell every year, on September 21, people gather and at 10 o’clock they ring the bell, commemorating the victims of the war. After the ringing of the bell, everyone participates in a moment of silence. Children also learned about the symbol of the holiday – Dove of Peace. The information that the students learned turned out to be very informative, practical activities turned out to be no less interesting – the children made the Dove of Peace using the origami technique.
The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, within the framework of the Year of the Cultural Heritage of the Peoples of Russia, with the support of the Council for Interethnic Relations under the President of the Russian Federation, is planning to conduct a unique action that has no analogues in Russia and the world, with the participation of more than 10 thousand people. The action is held in order to demonstrate the unity of the peoples of Russia and strengthen interethnic relations. The event will set a record in the category “The most massive waltz”, which will be included in the Russian of Records – more than 5 thousand couples will simultaneously perform a waltz to the “Snowstorm” suite by composer Sviridov G.V. The event will be attended by residents of Moscow and guests of the capital from all regions of the Russian Federation, as well as students of Moscow, regional and regional educational organizations of higher education, students of educational organizations, children’s, professional and amateur dance groups, veterans, pensioners, public and political figures, figures science and culture. The action will take place on September 21, 2022 on the International Day of Peace at VDNKh.
Murmansk Department of Folk Arts and Crafts, September 22 – 14.00, An event with a master class “International Day of Peace”.
International Day of Peace was celebrated at the Myskovsky orphanage . . . . a thematic lesson was held with the pupils, which was attended by Vetrova Galina Aleksandrovna, Deputy Chairman of the Council of People’s Deputies of the Myskovsky City District. Galina Alexandrovna told the children about the history of this holiday, talked about the importance of peace for people of all countries, about the importance of maintaining peace for the sake of life, held a small quiz with the children about what is a harbinger of peace. After the conversation, a master class on making a dove, a symbol of peace, was held. The guys made voluminous doves out of paper and wrote wishes to all people on them – peace, kindness, mutual understanding!
International Day of Peace: Pupils of gymnasium No. 2 traditionally gather on this day at the city stele “Good Angel of the World” before the start of classes. They read poems about peace and kindness, distribute white doves to passers-by with wishes of peace, ring a small bell, thereby joining the ringing of the big Peace Bell, and in order to honor the memory of all those who died in wars and all who became victims of terrorist attacks, a minute of silence is declared. Also, in the morning, the gymnasium organized a morning informational meeting with a master class on making the symbol of the Day of Peace.
On the International Day of Peace, which is celebrated on September 21 on our planet, on all continents, employees of the Novosamarsk rural club held an educational program for children called Peace Day. The host of the program told about the history of the holiday. It is noteworthy that on this day it is customary to ring the bells. Children, according to tradition, rang the bell, passing it to each other in turn, then, holding hands, made a wish that there would be no war in the world, and no one would suffer. At the end of the event, the children attached figurines of doves cut out of paper to the poster “Our Planet” as a sign of a call for peace, friendship and mutual understanding.
Today, September 21, is the International Day of Peace. Together with all the inhabitants of the planet Earth at 12:00, the bells of peace and goodness rang in our school (Gymnasium No. 14 “Universitetskaya”). The ringing of the bell announced that all people need peace, that we do not want war and wish the whole world happiness! Watch the video of today’s promotion on our Youtube channel
On September 21, an hour of relevant information was held for students of grades 5 B of school No. 46 and 3 A, 3 B of correctional school No. 3 “We are different – this is our wealth. We are together – this is our strength”, dedicated to the International Day of Peace. The participants got acquainted with the history of the holiday and its traditions, painted a dove, which is a symbol of peace, and wrote good wishes. The children also read proverbs about peace, watched the cartoon “We need peace”, videos “Dove is a symbol of peace”, “Samantha Smith”, “The world that I need”, etc. At the end of the event, the students concluded that the world begins with a simple human friendship, mutual respect and benevolent attitude towards other people. We need to show our best qualities every day,
On September 21, all countries celebrate the International Day of Peace. On this date, employees of the structural divisions of the MBUK “CCC Pugachev district” held a series of events.
As part of the events, cultural workers held cognitive – game, thematic programs, conversations, actions, videos containing information about the world were shown. They were also drawn on paper and made from origami modules, doves – symbolizing the blue peaceful sky!
On September 21, 2022, the action “Dove of Peace” was held at the MOU “Secondary School 100”. International Day of Peace – a holiday established by the UN General Assembly – is celebrated annually in different states. It is designed to promote the establishment of peace on Earth and the rejection of violence. (with photos)
On September 20, the head of the branch “Museum of the History of the Village of Shakhmaikino named after Mirhaydar Faizi” Gelusya Bagautdinova held a conversation with primary school students on the topic “International Day of Peace”. . . .symbol of peace is a dove”. The students were happy to participate, and each of them very diligently made his own dove.
September 21 – International Peace Day. On this occasion, sports events were held in the Zelenogorsk Park of Culture and Recreation. Specialists of the department of adaptive physical culture of the Comprehensive Center for Social Services of the Population held a relay race with elements of sports games and a mini-golf tournament. The events were attended by 15 people, 3 children and 12 adults. Participants improved their skills in sports games, strengthened their sports spirit and will to win. The event ended with a fun and friendly carousel ride.
In the Stavropol territory young residents released white cranes into the sky on the International Day of Peace.
On September 21, 2022, the action “Dove of Peace” was held at the State Educational Institution “Provalsky UVK”. As part of the annual events of the international “Day of Peace”, our school hosted a drawing competition “We are for PEACE”, in which students from grades 1 to 11 took part. There is a tradition of releasing white doves as a symbol of peaceful intentions, so students released white paper doves into the sky tied to helium balloons to the song of I. Dunaevsky “Fly pigeons, fly”.
The children of our kindergarten also joined the inhabitants of the whole Earth, taking part in the action “Dove of Peace”. The children made doves, a symbol of peace and kindness. Attaching paper doves to a stick. With this action, we want to show all generations that peace on earth is the most important and fragile thing that should be protected and protected.
. . . The International Day of Peace calls for mutual understanding between peoples, ethnic, religious, cultural groups and individuals. In Russia, various events (lectures, flash mobs, charity events, children’s drawing contests, concerts, parades) are timed to coincide with the International Day of Peace, which take place in various institutions. Trostenetsky House of Culture is no exception. At the event, participants will learn the history of the holiday, the traditions of the celebration, as well as interesting facts.
At the Tula Technical School of Social TechnologieS, an hour of spirituality: “Dove of Peace”, was dedicated to the International Day of Peace.
The Victory Museum of the Center for Children’s Creativity No. 2 held a peace lesson on this day for pupils of grades 1A and 4B of the OGKOU Boarding School No. 16. Teacher of the Central Children’s Theater No. 2 Karpova L.A. prepared a presentation and told the children about the history of the holiday, its traditions. She stressed that the people of the entire planet make an important contribution to the preservation of peace. And each of us is capable of doing something for peace. . . . On the International Day of Peace, it is customary to provide charitable assistance, to please friends and relatives with small gifts. The young patriots also made gifts for their parents. They folded and carved a paper dove of peace with an olive branch in its beak, which is the symbol of the International Day of Peace. A master class on making a dove using the origami technique was prepared by the teacher of the association “Paper Fantasies” of the Central Children’s Theater No. 2 Larisa Alexandrovna Sochneva.
On the International Day of Peace, the Central City Library invites schoolchildren of the city on September 21 at 15:00 for an hour of reflection “A world without wars and terrorist attacks is possible. The event is aimed at attracting the attention of children to countering and preventing terrorism and war. Let’s talk about the fact that terrorism is a global problem of mankind and its manifestations entail mass casualties. Why is war bad? How important it is for all the peoples of our land to live in peace and harmony. How can we achieve this?
International Day of Peace. For middle school students the school teachers held a presentation-talk about the history of the creation of the holiday and its traditions.
Lecturers and seventh-graders held lessons dedicated to the International Day of Peace. They recalled the history of the holiday, the famous symbols of the world, the sad story of the Japanese girl Sadako Sasaki, who became a victim of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, and the United Nations. At the end of the lesson, Eurogymnasium students became participants in the action “We vote for peace!”
What could be better than peace?! Harmony with others and nature, kindness and beauty are wonderful at all times. The International Day of Peace is capable of erasing all borders, bringing together and uniting! This holiday is celebrated on September 21 and is designed to make humanity not only think about the world, but also do something for it. Today, students from the MOU “Secondary School No. 13” came to our “Alisa”, and together with them we “released” white doves to the “Earth”!
Today, September 21, on the International Day of Peace in MBOU secondary school # 1 named after B.P. Yurkov, the guys who are part of the media center “Objective” held the action “Peace for me is …”. Participants recorded a video on this topic, voicing their thoughts and reflections. The school also held class hours on this topic.
SCHOOLS IN THE UKRAINE
This article by Inna Omelchuk mentions Peace Day activities in dozens of schools in the Ukraine, but in most cases it is difficult or impossible to determine the city or village where the school is located.
On September 21, when all the people of the Earth celebrate the International Day of Peace, the employees of the children and youth service department of the Bilhorod-Dnistrovska Public Library invited the participants of the “Young Artist” circle to the hour of peace “Let there be peace from now on and forever.” The head of the department told the children the history of the origin of this holiday, about the symbol of international solidarity of all people of the world, the “Peace Bell”, which was cast from coins donated by children of all continents. At the event, the children made “Dove of Peace” postcards and wrote their wishes on the wings of pigeons, namely: for them to have the opportunity to study peacefully, to realize their dreams, for peace, love, tranquility in their families and a peaceful sky over our native Ukraine, to end the war sooner. The book exhibition “Ukraine wants peace!” was organized in the library, with which young readers got acquainted and watched the video clip “Peace Day”. The children made “We are for peace” hearts with their own hands and presented them to passers-by on the street near the library.
Day of peace at the Lyceum “Bilotserkiv Collegium”! . . . Throughout history, the Ukrainian people fought for their peaceful existence. And in 2022, Ukraine will resist Russian aggression with all its might. Today, every citizen of our country, to the best of his ability, chooses peace and tranquility for our native land. And this is done in a special way by the children in our educational institution. Today, the exhibition “Peace through the eyes of children” was held at the lyceum. All students had the opportunity to express “What is peace”, to write their vision of peace on the wings of doves and to express their dreams for the future.
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In order to participate in the International Day of Peace, a number of educational events were held in our institution with students: morning meetings (classroom teacher N.M. Rudenko), viewing of informative videos “September 21 – World Peace Day” (classroom teacher T.M. Kruglova) , video presentations “International Day of Peace” (class teacher Adamenko T.A.), “September 21 – World Peace Day”, watching and discussing patriotic videos and songs (class teacher Gryshko I.P.), reading poetry on the topic ” My home is my land called Ukraine”, poetry competition about peace, poster competition “Let there be peace in Ukraine” (class teacher V.M. Zholak), drawing competition “We are for peace in the whole world!”, also winners of education joined the flash mob “We have free wings, because we are from Ukraine”, the creation of the video clip “International Day of Peace” (pedagogue-organizer L.P. Polyakova).
Today, the whole world celebrates the International Day of Peace. Unfortunately, it is overshadowed by our common misfortune: battles continue, compatriots and soldiers die. As never before, we Ukrainians understand the full meaning of the word “Peace”. On this day, the “Bird of Peace” campaign is held in our college. Teacher Broshevan Tetiana Vitalyivna held a master class where students made symbolic paper doves with their own hands, which will bring peace and tranquility to our Motherland, stop the bloodshed and suffering of thousands of Ukrainians
Children of Ukraine want Peace! . . . International Day of Peace is traditionally celebrated on September 21 in Ukraine and around the world. Today, peace in Ukraine is not an abstract desire, it is a conscious goal, because the struggle for peaceful existence, for the right to live in one’s own state continues throughout the country. And today every Ukrainian family felt the highest value of peace, which is the key to a happy life. Peace does not mean losing the war, peace is the daily work of every citizen for improvement, development and peace in the country. On the occasion of Peace Day, students of the 7th grade prepared a video flash mob “Children of Ukraine want Peace!”
Day of peace in the schools of the Buchansk community . . . Educational hours “Children of Ukraine – for peace!” were held in Zdvizhivsk gymnasium. The children made postcards for the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and pigeons. May there be peace in Ukraine! Good people want peace. Both adults and children. They want peace on earth!
The head of the Cherkasy regional party organization, Yury Trenkin, together with the deputy of the regional council from “Batkivshchyna” Tetyana Volochai, visited the first-graders of the Cherkasy school No. 34 on the International Day of Peace. . . . Cherkasy schoolchildren told politicians about how their mothers volunteer and help the army, how they befriend and support their peers who came from the cities most affected by the war. Children are proud of Ukrainian Heroes and worry about their lives, they want the war to end as soon as possible. Students convey their experiences through the drawings they showed their guests. There are Ukrainian soldiers who are defeating the enemy, and houses with yellow and blue flags, and storks in the wheat fields… Because this is their most cherished desire – to live in a peaceful Ukraine!
On September 21, 2022, on the International Day of Peace, Cherkasy State Technological University hosted the art opening “Life Wins!”, which presented the works of laureates and graduates of the regional drawing competition “Racism – NO! We are approaching a great Victory!”. The thematic exhibition, dedicated to the International Day of Peace, takes place within the framework of the implementation in Cherkasy Oblast of the Program to restore understanding for leaders of communities in Ukraine “Peace in the digital age”. (with youtube video)
Thanks to the struggle of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the youth community of Chernihiv had the opportunity to gather at the Regional Development Agency for a creative exhibition-vernissage, which was organized on the occasion of the International Day of Peace and the Day of the City of Chernihiv by NU “Chernihiv Polytechnic” together with the NGO “Center for Gender Education”. The exhibition of paintings of future architects and designers – graduates of higher education at the Chernihiv Polytechnic National University – dedicated to our native city, became a symbol of Chernihiv’s indomitability and its resistance to Russian aggression. . . The event began with the performance of the national anthem of Ukraine on the saxophone, patriotic songs, amazing poems, and interesting stories about Chernihiv by Ervin Meaden. Full of inspiration and faith in the future of their hometown and Ukraine, the participants talked about the need to promote youth initiatives aimed at the development of youth leadership and youth participation in social restoration.
The International Day of Peace. Today, more than ever, we need to fight for peace with all our might, so that the warm, clear sun will always shine, the sky will always be clean and blue, so that there will always be smiles on people’s faces. Students of the AL-111, AA-111 course, together with the group leader Pysana Myroslava Ivanovna, visited the Alley of Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred and laid flowers at the memorial. Students remembered the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred who gave their lives for our happy and peaceful future.
GADYACHI, POLTAVA REGION
In this tumultuous time, it is Peace that Ukrainians value the most. . . .Therefore, the teachers and students of the specialization “Spectacular and theatrical events” of the I.P. Kotlyarevsky Hadiac College of Culture and Arts held poetic readings “With Ukraine in the Heart”, dedicated to peace in our native country . . . Anatoliy Nasmenchuk, director of the college, addressed all the participants and spectators with a welcome speech. All those present had the opportunity to enjoy patriotic poems, bandura melodies and a peaceful flash mob. In addition, everyone who cared could join the fundraising for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
. . . On September 21, the world celebrates the International Day of Peace. In Ukraine, by presidential decree, this day has been celebrated since 2002. Today, this holiday is particularly significant for our country. . . . on the eve of the holiday, Oksana Suslova, a leading specialist in environmental education of the Getman National Natural Park, organized a photo challenge “My dream is a peaceful sky above my head” in a remote format, in which students of the Lithuanian educational complex: comprehensive school of grades I-II – preschool educational institution of Chernechchynska participated. village council of Okhtyr district, Khukhryan comprehensive school of grades I-III (supporting institution of education) of Chernechchyn village council of Okhtyr district, Okhtyr general education school of grades I-III named after Boris Antonenko-Davydovych and pupils of the ecological and naturalistic direction of Okhtyr city center of extra-curricular education – Small Academy of Sciences . Children photographed clouds and painted their fantasies, available here on facebook.
On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, the community libraries organized the exhibitions “Let there be peace from now on and forever” (Zyatkivtsi branch library), “Let’s preserve peace on this land” (Chechelivka village branch library) and reviews of the literature “Let there be peace from now on and forever” (Library-branch of the village of Kislyak), “We need a peaceful sky” (Library-branch of the village of Gubnyk), “Let there be peace on the whole Earth” (Library-branch of the village of Mar’yanivka), an information digest has been prepared “September 21 – International Peace Day” (Central Library), “Peace means life” (Youth Department), from which library users and visitors learned about the history of this holiday.
On the occasion of the Day of Peace in Ispasky ZZSO I-III centuries. named after M. Marfievicha, the teacher of the extended day group of the 2nd grades, Gavrilyuk Iryna Anatoliivna, conducted an educational hour on the topic: “Ukraine wants peace!” . . .. During the “Box of Peaceful Wishes” campaign, second-graders from Nushenia wrote postcards with wishes for soldiers. And while working in groups, young artists with great enthusiasm painted the mega coloring page “We are for peace!” Second-graders recited poems, performed the songs “This is my Ukraine”, “Ukraine is my mother”, “My country is Ukraine”, “Cranes”. During the patriotic flash mob, students demonstrated their talent and creativity. Those present noticed the joy and hope on the faces of the children that peaceful days would soon come.
September 21, 2022, branch library No. 15, p. Subalterns of the Department of Culture of the City Council held an educational kaleidoscope “Peace not in blood, but in friendship and love.” At this event, readers got acquainted with the history of Peace Day, a video, and also shared their thoughts and experiences. As a sign of support, they prepared doves that symbolize peace.
The “Dove of Peace” action dedicated to the International Day of Peace. We invited the students to write their most cherished wishes and they all converge on one thing – PEACE! This is the only thing that every Ukrainian aspires to, everyone who supports our country, everyone who helps us win it!
At the Peace lesson, the children learned about the approval of the celebration of this Day by the UN General Assembly, about the symbol of peace – a white dove with an olive branch in its beak, about the peace bell that was cast in Japan; students Tetyanka Brych and Darinka Shmigelska inspiredly read poetry about the war “And spring again…”; all children created essays on the topics “What is peace for me”, “I long for peace because…”. Our wonderful immigrant from the Luhansk region, Mariyka Dmitrieva, touched everyone with a sensual story about her little picture. Dear sixth graders, united and sincere in their wishes and dreams, sent a dove of peace into the world with the hope of the nearest Victory of Ukraine:
Previously, for us, Ukrainians, peace was an everyday reality. On the streets of our otherland – Ukraine, it was calm, all the children went to school, smiling. But sudden changes took place, grief crept in. Ukraine was attacked by an enemy. And we Ukrainians, more than ever, need to fight for peace with all our might, so that we always have a warm, clear sun, so that the sky is always clean and blue, so that there are always smiles on people’s faces. Today, social pedagogue Maria Necheporenko and labor education teacher Iryna Semenyuk held a master class on making a “Peace Dove” for students of grades 1-7. Children will fly symbolic doves in their homes, which will bring peace and tranquility to our Motherland, so that peace reigns in the souls and hearts of people.
BIRD OF PEACE settled in the 5-B class of NVK No. 10 from September 21! We believe that this is how the educational environment should be formed in the 5th grade of NUSH: not adults came up with and made/purchased/decorated it. Those who have received modern education have united to implement a mini-project. This is how the team unites, and the subject “Art” is more interesting to study! Congratulations to the children of 5-B on a good common cause! Thanks to class leader Karina Tkachuk.
On the International Day of Peace, educational institutions of Kremenchuk conduct thematic lessons and educational activities. What students, parents and teachers of Kremenchug Lyceum No. 25 “Humanitarian Collegium” think about peace can be viewed here on facebook
The Chizhevskii library celebrated the International Day of Peace with various events. . . . The visitors of the library that day participated in a master class on making beaded angels that will warm the hearts of our Defenders on the front lines. The librarians prepared a special program for their little friends – girls and boys from the “Kraplinka” kindergarten. Happy people live in peace. To be happy, you need to be healthy, to be healthy, you need to eat right! So, in the department of health care, children got to know the secrets of proper nutrition. And together with the librarians of the subscription department, the children made symbols of peace – doves. Together with them, they were photographed at various locations and in a wonderful photo zone with an aerial installation.
The “Visa” Center (“Action Center”) has updated the exhibition of children’s drawings for the International Day of Peace! . . . In such a difficult time for Ukraine, as now, children’s masterpieces surprise not only the staff of the Visa Center, but also our visitors with their desire for unity and peace in our country. And some especially attracted attention with their warmth and childhood dreams of a strong and peaceful Ukraine. Children of all ages draw and see everything in bright colors, and we feel their desire for a bright future.
Kulykiv Vocational Agrarian Lyceum. For the Day of Peace, which the international community celebrates on September 21, the book exhibition “Let there be peace from now on and forever” was opened in the reading room of the Lyceum library.
Gymnasium News. On the eve of the International Day of Peace, the class teachers held educational hours “Let there be peace on the whole earth”, during which the students spoke about the importance of peace around the world, watched thematic presentations and video materials. All participants of the educational process willingly joined the collective creative work “Dove of Peace”. Despite the fact that the training is conducted using distance technologies, during several days the students sent their drawings, origami, crafts, video materials, which inspired and encouraged teachers, classmates and parents. Peace is a value that we have truly realized in recent months. We wish peace and harmony to every family, peace, prosperity and, of course, a speedy victory! Peace to our motherland-Ukraine! Glory to Ukraine! Glory to heroes! We believe in the Armed Forces! (Video prepared by Class 5V)
On September 21, on the International Day of Peace, in the gymnasium of the village of Laskiv of the Volodymyr community, teachers-organizers held a charity fair under the slogan “Bake delicacies – help the Armed Forces of Ukraine”: a charity fair was held in the gymnasium of the village of Laskiv. Pupils of each class prepared pastries, sweet drinks, products made by their own hands and sold them. Parents, teachers and schoolchildren themselves bought. A “Peace Box” was also organized, where children threw drawings and postcards addressed to our defenders with wishes.
For the Day of Peace, pupils of the “People’s Craftsmen” circle, led by Olena Verkhova, prepared a photo report of children’s drawings. And the students of the “Souvenir Making” group (leader Nataliya Omelchenko) created the composition “Dove of Peace” as a symbol of peace and revival of our country. . . All drawings are bright and unique, deserve a high rating, and the best ones were chosen by community members as favorites.
“Ukraine asks for nothing but peace and sovereignty, the opportunity to choose its own destiny and seek its own alliances, just like any independent state.” All this, as well as other aspects of the international security system, were discussed during an event for freshmen at the Faculty of Finance and Business Management dedicated to the International Day of Peace.. . . . After all the necessary preparations were completed, the students held a flash mob in the Assembly Hall of the University. It was there that they unfolded a map of Ukraine, created with the help of origami, and wished Ukraine a quick victory in the war with the aggressor and a peaceful life for everyone in the safe Ukrainian State.
September 21 is the International Day of Peace, on this occasion our school held the campaign “We have free wings” Our students made doves of peace with their own hands and drew patriotic pictures, which they handed over to our military. Let’s remember that united, we are a force! And the victory is ours!
In order to form a deep understanding of the importance of peace, education of humanism, patriotism in the Institution of General Secondary Education I-II degrees of “We are against the war” event was held in Mytlashivka, Drabivka settlement council, Cherkasy region. From the mouths of the children came words of gratitude to all those who protect our country from the occupiers, who, with their daily work, bring peace to our land. The action “We are for peace” was held in the village children’s library. Young artists of the Drabiv Children’s Art School under the guidance of teacher Zoreslava Perekhrest and librarians painted a dove, a symbol of peace. With a symbolic dove, they thanked our defenders for the peaceful sky above their heads, for the opportunity to wake up every day and see the sun instead of hearing the roar of guns!
On September 21, educational institutions of the community held thematic events permeated with the theme of peace, unity, and victory. Schoolchildren made charms for the military, which, along with food and medicine, were handed to our compatriots – defenders: Oleh Kozakevych, Yuriy Kolpak and Andriy Rakitin, who were on a short vacation at home on this very day, by village head Tamara Fesko, with wishes for peace and health from all residents of the community.
Academic Lyceum No. 3 of the Obukhiv City Council, Kyiv Region September 21 – International Day of Peace. This year, this holiday is very relevant in Ukraine. In times of full-scale war, we value peace and quiet as much as possible. We are grateful to the Armed Forces of Ukraine for courage, resilience and bravery. It is thanks to the soldiers that we live in relative peace and quiet. The teaching staff, school pupils and parents supported the campaign “Give the warmth of your soul to the soldiers”. We have collected warm things, raincoats, intimate hygiene products, household chemicals, fast food, sweets, tea and coffee…
Odessa State Environmental University. International Day of Peace. The purpose of today’s meeting, organized by the senior lecturer of the Department of Ukrainian Studies, M.I. Myroshnychenko. with students of the 3rd year of the Faculty of Environmental Protection of groups E-20, E-22i, EK-20, TK-20, TK-21i, was to turn to the discussion of topical issues of peace through the thematic mini-discussion “Dimension of Peace”. . . . Students developed the ability to build a dialogue, lead a discussion, prove their own point of view, work with problematic questions. We began to appreciate peace more and understand its true meaning. We believe that peace will surely come in our country and we will live under a peaceful sky!
On September 21 in Pavlograd, the public organization “Agency for Democratic Development of Donbas” held a public event – an art exhibition-opening in Pavlograd, dedicated to Peace Day. . . .You can find out more about the activities within the project on the portal, in the project group on Facebook and on the page of the NGO “ Agency for Democratic Development of Donbass“.
International Day of Peace. . . On the occasion of this holiday, cultural workers of the village of Petrushiv held the “We want peace” holiday. Today, peace in Ukraine is not an abstract wish, it is a realized goal, because the struggle for peaceful existence, for the right to live in one’s own state continues in the east of the country.
Plesetska gymnasium. On the occasion of Peace Day, the 3-A class held an hour of communication on the topic: “Peace through the eyes of a child”.
Sholokhovsky School. Exhibition of handicrafts “Dove of peace” 2nd class. Exhibition of drawings: “Peace on the planet – happiness for all children” by students of the 5-A class for the International Day of Peace.
September 21 is the International Day of Peace . . . Today, peace in Ukraine is not an abstract desire, it is a conscious goal, because a bloody struggle continues for peaceful existence, for the right to live in one’s own state. This was discussed during the music-poetry watercolor “Give, God, peace to Ukraine!”, which took place in the Central Library of PMTG at 6/11 Almaznaya Street. The participants of the event – students of the Poltava College of Oil and Gas, local activists and IDPs – got acquainted with the traditions of celebrating this holiday in the world, talked about the symbols of peace, exchanged opinions. The poetic page was presented by Poltava poetess Nadiya Hryn, who introduced the audience to her work.
In Rivne, on September 21, on the International Day of Peace, city preschool and general secondary education institutions . . . sold patriotic products and home baked goods to support . . . the Armed Forces of Ukraine. . . . “We have cupcakes – our own pastries and products made by ourselves. We want to help the Armed Forces. In my opinion, this help is very important, because our defenders are protecting us now and we need to help them with everything we can,” says dev’ Valeriya Sasko, a first-grader. A total of five such fairs were held in the city: in the square on Knyaz Romana Avenue, school 12, Peremogy Square, Khimik Park and behind the Ukraina Cinema Palace.
Educators of the Rohatynsk territorial community and their students are joining the “Peace Day” flash mob today. Videos are available at the following links: Luchynetsk gymnasium, Lipivsk gymnasium named after Stefan Kachala, Rohatyn Lyceum No. 1, Verkhnolypytskyi Lyceum, Verkhnolypytskyi Lyceum, Rohatyn Lyceum named after the Rohatyn Brothers, Pukiv Gymnasium, Pydmykhailiv branch of Kniagynytskyi Lyceum.
Open dialogue with the community for the international day of peace. “values of peace”: discussion-review, central library of the city of Sarny, together with teachers, joined the celebration of the International Day of Peace. In all age groups, classes, discussions, and viewing illustrations were held for the general public. (With video made by the students.)
On the occasion of Peace Day, online flash mob events “Dove of Peace”, “Stork of Peace”, “Hands of Peace”, “Make a flower of peace”, “We are for a peaceful sky of Ukraine” will be held at Slovyanska ZOSH No. 12. Hours of communication: “We are the children of peace”, “Happiness is impossible without peace on Earth”, “Let there be peace in our native Ukraine” produced an information bulletin for Peace Day.
On Wednesday, September 21, a creative event dedicated to the celebration of the International Day of Peace will be held in the Congress Center of Sumy State University. . . . It will be in the form of a concert, in which performers and authors of sung poetry, as well as representatives of the classical arts, will take part.
Ternopil School No. 4. Pupils of the 3rd grade congratulate everyone on the International Day of Peace! We wish that there will always be a clear and peaceful sky above us, that there will never be wars anywhere on the planet, and that people will be happy and calm!
In the village of Tysalovo, on the occasion of the International Day of Peace, cultural workers held a flash mob “We are for peace on the whole earth” and an hour of communication.
The Student Self-Government of the Faculty of Preschool and Special Education held an online event for students, where they were introduced to the history of the international day of peace and the importance of peace in people’s lives. We believe that soon peace will really come, and we will not hear the sounds of sirens, rockets… That no more Ukrainians will die at the hands of the Russian fascists.
The community’s general secondary education institutions held events to celebrate the International Day of Peace , round table meetings, educational events “Peace for peace”, “Peace in your hands”, “Peace Day in Ukraine”, quizzes – “Turning the pages of history”, “Ukraine is one”, “In defense of peace”, “Our heart Ukraine”, informative minutes, flash mobs.
Photo of school celebration of Intenational Day of Peace at Linguistic gymnasium named after T. G. Shevchenko with Youtube video
. . . on the International Day of Peace, general education and extracurricular institutions of the city of Vasylkov held a “Peace Dove” flash mob. Students of schools and pupils of extra-curricular institutions made paper doves, launched them with balloons into the sky, attached them to the map of Ukraine, painted on the asphalt, distributed them to passers-by, read poems, uttered the slogans: “We are for Peace!”, “We love Ukraine!”, ” Let there be Peace in Ukraine!” with the hope that their dreams of peace in the Motherland will come true. Smiles on the faces, joy in the hearts of students and teachers inspired hope and confidence that there will be no place for wars in Ukraine and throughout the world.
On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, which is traditionally celebrated in Ukraine and around the world on September 21, thematic events were held at the Verbovets secondary school of grades I-III. Every break and every lesson that day was permeated with the theme of peace.
The Student Council of the Faculty of Economics and Business decided to hold a Challenge dedicated to the Day of Peace, to collect paper cranes. The paper crane is a symbol of luck, longevity, happiness, hope and fulfillment of wishes. There is a legend that if you make a thousand cranes and make a wish, it will surely come true. . . . The challenge will continue until September 26, when an equally important world event is celebrated – the International Day of Struggle for the Complete Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. Let’s wish peace to our beloved and indomitable country together! Such a simple act will show our solidarity and will to fight. Ukraine is us, and its future existence depends only on us!
The large and friendly collegium family also dreams of peace, waits for it. The children of the Sich Collegium embodied this dream in their photographs. They enthusiastically participated in the school-wide photo exhibition “My future without war”. Because for everyone, peace is happiness and peace in the family, it is a dream return to native walls, it is an interesting, full, stormy collegiate life, it is the realization of all our dreams and plans. We believe: our heroic soldiers of the Armed Forces are nearing victory over the fierce enemy, after which PEACE will come to us forever. Peace will come to each of our homes, to our Zaporozhye, to our Ukraine. Peace will come in Europe, in the whole world. Believe in it – and let it be so! Peace to you, planet! Peace to you, people!
Plan of activities 09/21/2022 : International Day of Peace
– Information event. Information exhibition. Distribution of leaflets Feodosia city house of culture.
– During the school day, Thematic lesson:International Day of Peace. Design of a thematic stand
– Primorskaya Children’s Art School: exhibition of drawings “Peace through the Eyes of Children”
– Central Children’s Library: Dove of Peace
On the International Day of Peace in the urban-type settlement of Krepensky on September 21, the action “Dove of Peace” was held, which has great educational spiritual significance for the younger generation. The action was attended by the chairman of the Krepensky primary department, the head of the life support department Tatyana Baka, teachers, educators, schoolchildren, students of the medical college, activists of the Krepensky primary department of the OD “Peace of the Luhansk region”. . . . Children came to the holiday with white doves, as a sign of gratitude and appreciation to our heroic grandfathers and great-grandfathers, participants in the Great Patriotic War, this is a message to all people of the earth with a call to live in peace, friendship and mutual understanding. The holding of this action in the village of Krepensky has become a good tradition for eight years.
For the day of peace on September 21, a thematic event “We need a peaceful sky” was held at the Kurakhovsky Center for Culture and Leisure. With their creativity: songs and dances, creative crafts, adults and children showed indifference to this topical topic, and expressed their civic position. Children of the city of Kurakhovo also had the opportunity to take part in master classes in fine and decorative arts.
The Institute of Transport and Logistics and Faculty of Computer Systems and Information Technologies, Lugansk State University. V. Dalia began the day of peace by ringing the Peace Bell. Thus, they honored the memory of all the victims of hostilities and terrorist attacks.
On September 21, activists of the Dzerzhinsky primary branch of the Public Movement “Peace to the Luhansk Region” held a flash mob dedicated to the International Day of Peace in the urban-type settlement of Dzerzhinsky in the city of Rovenki. The participants of the flash mob went to the park with balloons, with paper figures of doves, to demonstrate the desire of the inhabitants of Donbas for peace. – Celebrating this holiday, we want to emphasize that the International Day of Peace is especially dear and significant for us. After all, we have been dreaming of peace in our land for many years. Therefore, the activists of our primary branch traditionally celebrate this holiday, – stressed the chairman of the Dzerzhinsky primary branch of the OD “Peace to the Lugansk region.”
On September 21, 2022, employees of the Cultural and Leisure Association held a youth action for the International Day of Peace “I love peace”. The organizers of the action walked along the central streets of the city of Shakhtersk and told the residents that a global military conflict breaks out in the world approximately every hundred years, claiming the lives of millions of people, that every fifth state regularly faces problems of military operations and terrorism, and also that a symbol of modern day of peace is a dove and an olive branch. As a memento of the holiday, pupils of the theatrical circle “Mask” handed over to passers-by a symbol of peace.
On the International Day of Peace, with the aim of educating the younger generation of patriotism and love for the Motherland, on September 21, activists of the Young Guard Public Organization of the Slavyanoserbsky District held an information hour “Bring, doves, our greetings to the peoples of the world!” . . . The youth performed poems and songs about peace. – For residents of the front-line Slavyanoserbsky region, the word “peace” has a special meaning. For eight years we have been advocating a peaceful, happy life without war, fighting Ukrainian neo-Nazism. We want our aspirations to be supported not only by the inhabitants of the Republic, but also by all caring people who care about the fate of Donbass,” said Artem Kozlov, an activist of the Young Guard project. At the end of the event, each participant received a symbol of peace – a paper dove.
For the day, of peace the library-branch No. 3 held for its readers the action “Peace in the Heart – Peace on Earth”. Together with the librarian, the guys tried to define the word “peace”. Young readers said that the world is the sun, the sky, the Motherland, relatives and close people, friends. They also argued that children, the elderly and women become the most defenseless during hostilities. In her conversation, the librarian told the children about the history of this day, about people who in the modern world on our earth are trying to protect and save this world for their future children. . . At the end of the action, the guys took pictures with drawings about the world, holding a small dove in their hands, because this particular bird is a symbol of peace on earth.
Activists of the organization “Peace to the Luhansk region” held the action “Dove of Peace” in the village of Vlasovka on September 21. On this day, the guys made white doves with their own hands and drew a poster “We are for peace!”