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Local Russian community confronts Ukraine conflict

Original post made on Aug 26, 2022

Six months after Russia invaded Ukraine, with bombs continuing to explode and refugees still fleeing, members of the local Russian community say they have not been staying on the sidelines.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, August 26, 2022, 6:54 AM

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Posted by NanaDi
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 26, 2022 at 12:02 pm

NanaDi is a registered user.

As someone who has been horrified and disgusted at Russia's brutal invasion of Ukraine, I really appreciate the broader view of the problem, as illustrated in this article. My sympathy for the valiant Ukranians, defending their country, now includes the Russians who have been unfairly impacted by the actions of their homeland, through no fault of their own.


Posted by CalAveLocal
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Aug 26, 2022 at 12:15 pm

CalAveLocal is a registered user.

I want to vouch for Cashforrefuges.org as well - I know the founders personally, and the money really are going directly to the people who need them desperately. Please donate if you are able to.
I am part of the Russian community as well, and not a single person I know is anything but horrified and saddened by Putin's war on Ukraine. Most are trying to help - be it with money or collection drives or anything else.
I also want to add this. While absolute priority has to be helping Ukraine in the war, second priority helping Ukrainian refuges, there is also Russian opposition - thousands of people arrested for protests, opposition leaders being kept in jail in order to limit their ability to organize anything. Please don't demonize Russians as a nation, there are daily protests - individual people, very small groups that are being dismantled almost immediately by the authorities, but they are still trying to make a change to the best of their abilities. Supporting them - even just recognizing them - will help bring victory to Ukraine as well as, maybe, hopefully, bring possibility of free and democratic Russia a bit closer.


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