Violinist Vera plays for group huddled in basement while bombs fall

For two weeks Kharkiv’s Vera Lytochenko has been raising the spirits of her 11 bomb-shelter matesRussia-Ukraine war – latest newsA gentle tune from a violin played by a musician who has been called Ukraine’s “cellar violinist” is a lullaby for a child sheltered in the dark basement of a block of flats in the besieged Ukrainian city of Kharkiv.Concert violinist Vera Lytochenko has become an internet icon of resilience as images of her playing in the underground bomb shelter have inspired an international audience via social media. Continue reading...

Violinist Vera plays for group huddled in basement while bombs fall

For two weeks Kharkiv’s Vera Lytochenko has been raising the spirits of her 11 bomb-shelter mates

A gentle tune from a violin played by a musician who has been called Ukraine’s “cellar violinist” is a lullaby for a child sheltered in the dark basement of a block of flats in the besieged Ukrainian city of Kharkiv.

Concert violinist Vera Lytochenko has become an internet icon of resilience as images of her playing in the underground bomb shelter have inspired an international audience via social media.

Continue reading...