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Dearest Strelets Team,
These days I look forward to your Post Card From Ukraine message. I'm so glad to read that the Strelets Team and Orion/Red Box Team members are all safe and doing as well as can be expected. My prayers and good wishes are daily aimed at all of your health, welfare and safety! Please keep writing when you can.
What a glorious image! Something to look forward to... hopefully. Irrespective, it exists in this posted version and so now has a 'life'.
Your focus on trying to 'keep on keeping on' brings to my mind Pieter Brueghel's Icarus; only the circumstances of the 'drama' are much, much more impactful and widespread; yet the everyday goes on...
Great art. Great figures from what we have seen on the website. I love the WSS range.
The important thing, however, is that the Strelets staff remain safe, so I cannot get too excited about product right now.
In any case, if and when any production resumes I must question the provenance of purchases from this part of the world more carefully in the present circumstances. Yes, the factory is (was?) in Ukraine along with the staff, but somewhere here I read that Strelets is a Russian owned business. I wonder if that can be confirmed or denied because I, for one, would feel unable to support in any way a sanctioned economy, however beautiful the product.
PSR will not review Russian products and I support that approach, though they are happy to relay Strelets announcements, which suggests they seem to think this is a Ukrainian not a Russian business. But what is the position exactly?
Sorry to strike a sour note, but if we believe in the sentiments latterly expressed here (albeit it now taken down), should we not act consistently with those principles?
Respects to you, your way of thinking, and your thoughts for now and the future.... we'll be there as we can, one way or another
Only wishes of peace and goodwill
Stay safe, guys. We'll be here when you resume production. Heroyam slava!
Totally agree. And please let's honor the request of our hosts to not make this forum one of political discussions if that is their wish. Let's all hope that the Strelets team their family, friends, loved ones, pets and their homes and work stay safe and unharmed. And thanks for the marvellous artwork.
Sansovino. It's not a game. My question was both genuine and serious.
Whatever the views may or may not be of the owner(s) or any given Russian, this is not a time I want to contribute to the flow of hard currency to the Russian economy. I appreciate that, rather like shelling and bombing, economic sanctions and boycotts can have an indiscriminate effect. Life, as we are reminded most forcefully at present, just isn't fair but sometimes you nevertheless have to make a choice.
For me it is not an attempt at moral condemnation - I have no idea what anyone concerned with this business thinks and it's none of my business - I just want to know where my money would go if I bought more product and if it would go to Russia, then, sorry, but I cannot allow that.
If you go to Strelets Home Page, you will see the "About" button. Click on the button and read to the bottom of its excellent history and you can see it is a Ukranian company. If you buy the WSS Range, Strelets sadly informed us the Sculptor who designs these popular figurines has just joined the National Guards and has gone off to defend his country. Hope this helps.
Great artwork, very inspiring!
Thanks also for the update on Strelets and Redbox staff. Always welcome to hear news, praying that you stay safe and well,
Hurrah Strelets! Please keep the messages coming as best and as often as you possibly can. You must continue to be able to see you have a dedicated following in many parts of this world. Safety and blessings to you all. Prayers that all of you remain whole of body and mind, that workspace, equipment and masters remain intact so that when the day comes to resume production of all those wonderful little plastic figures we admire - you can.
Portsmouth, Virginia USA
Well spoken, Strelets, and I hope that people here will honor your wishes. Most of us feel deep passion.....even great anger....at what is occurring, but you are correct when you say that there are other places for those discussions. Please be safe. To a better day.
Absolutely wonderful piece of artwork, a joy to view.
I'm pleased to hear that your staff and our friend at Redbox are OK. Thanks for telling us.
Stay healthy, stay alive, wherever you are..
Déjà, très content d'avoir de vos nouvelles. Et très heureux qu'elles soient bonnes.
Restez en sécurité
Tous mes voeux
Just be safe. Nothing else matters.