This from a person who’s mother is still living in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, a conflict zone for eight years and counting…
This person is both Ukrainian and Russian…
“I (Llyena Drack) will say it again – 🕊 Opinion… Arts, science, sports should be above politics. They belong not to one nation but to the entire humankind.
Astronauts and cosmonauts should cooperate, ballet dancers should dance, opera singers should sing, athletes should compete always and ESPECIALLY at times of war because all of them remind us that we are human, remind us of our HUMANITY.
They have to somewhat balance out “the masters of war”, those who are hell bent on destroying the world, spread more weapons around, completely dehumanize this or that nation.
People should read Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Gogol, listen to Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich, and admire paintings of Shishkin and Shevchenko.
Be anti-war, not anti whatever nation🕊. JMHO.”
Amen, old friend, AMEN.