19:03 Nov. 2, 2016
Ukrainian soldiers and volunteers made an Iron Throne from parts of actual weapons
Soldiers and volunteers fighting near Avdiyivka in eastern Ukraine have built a massive throne out of spent munitions – a homage to the throne of swords seen in a hit TV show, RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service reports. It's part art project and part public outreach, intended to raise support and funds to continue fighting.
Instead of swords it's made of bullets, mortar casings, and other munitions, that have flown across the front lines. Soldiers and volunteers near Avdiyivka are fighting Russia-backed separatists. The creators plan to sell the throne to earn money for the war effort. They say they desperately need equipment and supplies.
They also joke how good it would be to place it at the entrance of the president's office in Kyiv.
"That way everyone passing by would understand that Ukraine always pays its debts," the throne designer and military volunteer Denys Bushtets says.