Thursday, March 17, 2022

Fight For Peace

We -- Russia -- want to be a nation of peace.  Alas, few people would call us that now.

But let's at least not become a nation of frightened silent people.  Of cowards who pretend not to notice the aggressive war against Ukraine unleashed by our obviously insane czar.

I cannot, do not want and will not remain silent watching how pseudo-historical nonsense about the events of 100 years ago has become an excuse for Russians to kill Ukrainians, and for Ukrainians to kill Russians while defending themselves.

It's the third decade of the 21st century, and we are watching news about people burning down in tanks and bombed houses.  We are watching real threats to start a nuclear war on our TVs.

I am from the USSR myself.  I was born there.  And the main phrase from there -- from my childhood -- was "fight for peace."  I call on everyone to take to the streets and fight for peace.

-- Alexei Anatolievich Navalny (1976 -), Russian opposition leader, lawyer, and anti-corruption activist, We - Russia - want to be a nation of peace, Twitter thread (2 March 2022)

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