From cracking down on cultural figures to renaming food, disgust with Putin risks shifting into xenophobia
Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has inspired an unprecedented global response. Governments have supplied aid and arms to Ukrainians and organized severe sanctions against Russia’s economy, in the hopes of pressuring the Kremlin to back down.
Ordinary people around the world are finding their own ways to resist Russian aggression. The desire to do something, anything, as civilians are being massacred is part of what makes us human. It’s easy to feel powerless in the face of this much violence, so even small acts of protest can be meaningful.