This photograph taken in Kyiv on May 31, 2023, shows the plaque depicting Mikhail Bulgakov, the author of "The Master and Margarita", covered in red paint as sign of protest. A defaced plaque on a picturesque Kyiv street has become the latest sign of the culture war simmering in Ukraine as the country battles Russia's invasion. The monument to Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov, author of the fantastical classic novel "The Master and Margarita", was recently sprayed with red paint. (Photo by Sergei SUPINSKY / AFP)