Comrade Kiev exists to shine light on the unfamiliar, and to share stories that illustrate the beauty of Soviet design. But sometimes shining a light on the unfamiliar means we must confront the unacceptable.
In some countries we’ve visited, the authorities regularly crack down on media, harass peaceful protesters, engage in smear campaigns against political rivals, and ban independent foreign organisations.
Our commitment to freedom and equality is unwavering. For that reason, we’ve chosen to donate 2% of all revenue to Human Rights Watch, an independent, non-profit NGO that exists to give voice to the oppressed and hold those responsible accountable.
We choose to donate a percentage of revenue instead of profit, quite simply because there isn’t much profit at the moment. We’re a small business, our focus is on growth, but our ethical duty cannot wait. We’ll continue to increase that percentage by 1% every year until 10% of all revenue goes to supporting causes that we hold close.
We believe in conscious capitalism. The days of creating value for the only shareholder at the expense of our environment and human rights are over. In the next few weeks, we'll also share more about our journey to carbon neutrality.