Tag Archives: Russia

Do Not Pee Towards Russia

The brutal and unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine has led to serious discussions about expanding NATO and frequent examinations of existing European borders. Russia has land borders with fourteen countries, but just five of them are currently NATO members. Ironically, … Continue reading

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Never Again Is Now

The “Never Again Gallery” project is an online effort by  20+ Ukrainian artists that uses the similarities between the visual campaigns that persuaded people in Allied nations during WWII and the messaging we see daily today regarding Russia’s invasion of … Continue reading

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Life’s More Enduring Than War

Life’s More Enduring Than War When the water runs out, light fades, frost falls, and the firmament freezes over, we won’t stoop to prose. Тhe grasses, dry and stiff, have not yet grown above us. Until the words run out, … Continue reading

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Mapping Ukraine

Regular visitor to Travel Between The Pages know that I have a healthy obsession with maps. In my humble opinion, it’s impossible to truly understand the world without well drawn maps to guide the way. Throughout the current crisis in … Continue reading

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Art Against War

 The 4th Block is an association of Ukrainian artists and designers that is focused on social justice and environmental issues. It was founded in 1991 by graphic designer Oleg Veklenko  after his personal experience dealing with the Chernobyl nuclear plant … Continue reading

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Is History Repeating

The pamphlet Plight of Ukrainian DPs : a few typical letters of many being received daily from Europe describing the tragic plight of Ukrainian displaced persons whom the Soviets would forcibly repatriate and doom to enslavement, persecution or death, was published in … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Finding Context

Like most people these days, I have been trying to learn more about the regional war that Putin has launched against Ukraine and to put it all in context. Sadly, I must admit that I have always paid more attention … Continue reading

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How We Can Help

I’m sure that most of you are following the horrible events unfolding in Ukraine. It has been an awful week for the people of the region and there doesn’t seem to be much to be hopeful about. However, instead of … Continue reading

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Russia’s Cultural Capital

I’ve only had the opportunity to visit Saint Petersburg once, but I loved every minute that I spent in Russia’s cultural capital. The absolutely stunning video below offers enchanting aerial views of the gorgeous city. Saint Petersburg is captured in … Continue reading

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The one where I compare myself with Leo Tolstoy

You may be dubious that a humble blogger, bookseller, and failed author could possibly have anything in common with the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, but hear me out. Both Tolstoy and I have roots in Czarist Russia. The legenday … Continue reading

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