Summer 2022

Features in this Issue

Why They Stayed

In the wake of Russia’s launching of its Ukraine War, an estimated 150,000+ young Russians have fled the country. We talked to a few who have stayed.

Patching the Holes

Russian lawmakers have been vigorously adding new laws in response to political and cultural developments and public protests, rather than due to pressure from the public or practical necessity.

Fighting for the Light

Russians are again informing on one another. Tatyana Savinkina, a retiree in Karelia, is one victim. This is her story.

The Tankman and the Sailor

A tank driver and a navy man are united in their feelings about war, but perhaps not as you think.

With Mouths Sewn Shut

Art is a powerful realm for protest. The Ukraine War has inspired a new wave of brave works.

The Story of a Friendship

Tender and natural bonds can develop between strangers brought together by misfortune.

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