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Fragments of AN-225 Mriya Aircraft Turned into Jewelry Collection for Charity

In a remarkable initiative, fragments from the wreckage of the AN-225 Mriya aircraft, destroyed by occupiers, have been transformed into a charitable jewelry collection named Dream Revenge (“оМРІЯна помста” in Ukrainian). The entire proceeds from the sale of these pieces will go towards supporting the Main Intelligence Directorate (GUR) of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

The objective of the collection is to raise funds for specialized equipment to enhance the effectiveness of technical reconnaissance operations conducted by GUR.

“Every person who purchases a piece of jewelry will not only carry a part of the ‘Mriya’ close to their heart but also contribute to the dream revenge for our shattered dreams and lost lives,” emphasized the initiative’s authors.

Dream Revenge’s limited edition jewelry collection includes two artifact brooches made from fuselage fragments of the destroyed Mriya aircraft – Turbine and Airplane.

The Airplane brooch reproduces the silhouette of the Mriya. The design incorporates the angle from which the aircraft was viewed during presentations and immortalized in photos worldwide. The authors complemented it with a trident-shaped tip. The brooch is limited to 225 units.

The Turbine brooch embodies the six engines of the aircraft that made the Mriya the most powerful civilian transport aircraft in the world. The brooch is limited to 1000 units.

The design of the brooches is a collaborative effort between art director Marina Frolova and the jewelry brand Karpenko Jewelry.

To purchase these jewelry pieces and contribute to the Dream Revenge project, visit the website.

The AN-225 Mriya is the world’s largest aircraft of Ukrainian origin, created in 1988 by the Kyiv-based Antonov Design Bureau. After the collapse of the USSR, the AN-225 was only revived and returned to service for intercontinental cargo transportation in the late 1990s.

The first flight of the restored Mriya took place on May 7, 2001. Since then, the aircraft has set over 200 world records, operated commercial flights for transporting oversized cargo, delivered humanitarian aid to all continents except Antarctica, and during the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, it distributed medicines, medical equipment, and protective gear worldwide.

In the morning of February 24, 2022, just 30 minutes before the first attempt by Russian forces to seize the airport, the Mriya was evacuated to the hangar of the Gostomel airport. That was the last time the legendary aircraft was seen intact. Just three days later, on February 27, after the main battles for the airport concluded, the horrifying news spread worldwide that the aircraft had been destroyed.

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