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#BeTheLight Global Project sparked from the FFUN SDG-HELP.UA mission and shares the same Press and devotion aimed at helping thousands in need!
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'What can I do?': Former Memphis artist in Ukraine aiding refugees, Nashville filmmaker joined

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It’s an honor for me as the co-founder of Be The Light mission, together with my husband and @bethelightnpo Crisis Coordinator Roman Couidlie, to be selected among the top list of Forbes Baltics @forbes_lv, representing not only my Ukraian heritage but also my Baltic roots, the great legacy of my maternal grandfather Simon Gedymin-Pilke (Pilkevichus) and his princely Lithuanian family. Special gratitude to a brilliant journalist and writer Margarita Ormotsadze Yakovleva and to the Forbes @forbes_lv for this wonderful article! Gratitude to all our amazing @bethelightnpo team that makes our mission in Ukraine possible and helps thousands. For those who can’t read in Latvian, full version in russian can be found here: I’m also including an English translation of my story within this @forbes_lv feature: Christina Katrakis
One of the main symbols of Ukraine is the Independence Monument. This is a beautiful girl who towers over the main square of the country, Independence Square. And she is also Baltic. Christina Katrakis, who became a model for the image of Independence, is a philanthropist and founder of humanitarian foundations. ‘FFUN SDG-Help UA’ and ‘Be the Light’ NGO. Her grandfather is the historian and archaeologist Simon Gedimin-Pilke, from the Lithuanian noble family of Gedimin. Christina’s father, the famous sculptor Anatoly Kushch, author of the Independence monument, chose his daughter as a model for the girl-angel of Independence of Ukraine.
Katrakis is a famous artist and gallerist, she lived and worked in the United States, and her work is in the collections of the Clinton family, Cher, Sophia Loren and other legendary people.
Since the first days of the war in 2022, Katrakis has been actively helping people in the frontline and de-occupied territories and in other cities of Ukraine. She created several charitable foundations that support people in hundreds of settlements in war-affected areas with food and everything they need.
Як зусилля декількох людей перетворили гуманітарну катастрофу Ворохти на гуманітарне диво України
Ukraine's military gains making aid logistics challenging for volunteers, refugees
Declaring Russia a ‘terrorist state’ and not stopping it is the height of ‘hypocrisy’
National Greek Publication: Daily News, Athens
Μια Ελληνίδα στην καρδιά του πολέμου – Η Χριστίνα Κατράκη περιγράφει στο in τον αγώνα επιβίωσης των Ουκρανών
Οικονομικός Ταχυδρόμος - Μια Ελληνίδα στην καρδιά του πολέμου
ΤΑ ΝΕΑ - Η Χριστίνα Κατράκη, η οποία κοσμεί την πλατεία Ανεξαρτησίας του Κιέβου, μιλά στο in για τη ζωή στην Ουκρανία μετά τη ρωσική εισβολή, καθώς και για τη φιλανθρωπική της δράση ως πρέσβειρα του ΟΗΕ
Ukrainians sing national anthem amid missile strikes
Бути Українцем з Христиною Катракіс
Стартував благодійний проєкт "Будь світлом": дітей, які постраждали від російської агресії, підтримали у Голлівуді

Χριστίνα Κατράκη: 22 ιστορίες για την Ουκρανία - Μέρος Α'

Χριστίνα Κατράκη: 22 ιστορίες για την Ουκρανία - Μέρος Β'

"Ми об’єднані однією місією — допомагаємо Перемозі": художниця Христина Катракіс довірила історію Музею "Голоси Мирних" Фонду Ріната Ахметова
Христина Катракіс: "В Лимані люди живуть у підвалах… їх життя – це підвал"

«Коли я, американка, сказала на кордоні, що не виїду з України, бо не можу кинути українців помирати, прикордонник… заплакав», — посол ООН Христина Катракіс

Μαμούκα Μαμουλασβίλι: Συναντήσαμε τον διοικητή της Λεγεώνας των Γεωργιανών στο Κίεβο

Διακοπές στην εμπόλεμη Ουκρανία

«Η Ουκρανία είναι χώρα μαχητών. Και τώρα ξανά πόλεμος. Χρόνος Ενεστώτας»
Χριστίνα Κατράκη 22 ιστορίες από την Ουκρανία Επιμέλεια: Λουκάς Βελιδάκης

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