"A Nail that won't Bend": meet Oleg Sentsov. 16 November, 2019, 10am

In a bogus Kremlin trial, he had a twenty-year prison sentence dished out at him. He responded with dignity and defiance: “I would like to be a nail in the tyrant’s coffin. And that nail will not bend.” Oleg Sentsov has spent over five years in Russian prisons and endured many months of self-inflicted hunger strike. He returned home following an agreed prisoners exchange and was hailed as a hero.

Ukrainian Institute London is delighted to host a meeting with him in London, where he is coming to receive a prestigious Sergei Magnitsky Award. This will be an excellent opportunity to celebrate Oleg’s unbreakable spirit and the efforts of many London-based activists who campaigned for his release.



DATE: Saturday, 16 November, 2019

TIME: 10am

VENUE: Ukrainian Club,154 Holland Park Ave, Notting Hill, London W11 4UH


Ukrainian Institute London and Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain are delighted to host a joint event  with Oleg Sentsov.

Note that this event takes places early in the morning! The conversation will be in Russian/Ukrainian and will be moderated by Sasha Dovzhyk, a London-based academic, actively campaigning for Oleg’s release in London.

Oleg will present his new book, “The Marketeer”, which just came out in print in Ukraine. A limited number of copies will be available for sale at £12.

Do not miss your chance to put your question through to Oleg and to get a signed copy of his book.

This event is FREE. Register here