Art competition tries to impress Kremlin’s fake war narrative on kids – 71Bait

SAKMARA, Russia — One day, Mikhail Saleichuk’s little son, Kirill, came to him with a strange-sounding question: “Dad, what is a special operation?” Next, Kirill wanted to know if his father had ever been to war. “‘Is it true that someone could attack us?’” Saleichuk recalls his son’s question. Kirill attends classes at the House … Read more

Russian Nobel laureate sells medal for Ukrainian children – 71Bait

Muratov, who was awarded the gold medal in October 2021, helped found the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta and was the publication’s editor-in-chief when it was shut down in March when the Kremlin protested against journalists and public opposition following the Russian invasion of Ukraine proceeded . It was Muratov’s idea to auction his prize, … Read more

Anti-war Russians face fines, jail, psychiatric detention as punishment – 71Bait

On February 24, everything changed for Irina Bystrova. The owner of an art studio in the northern Russian city of Petrozavodsk, Bystrova, said she had already attracted the attention of authorities by taking part in street demonstrations, such as in support of jailed anti-corruption crusader Aleksei Navalny. She also vocally opposed the annexation of Ukraine’s … Read more

Creating Art in War: Ukrainians use music and illustrations to depict the realities of the Russian invasion – 71Bait

Oksana Drachkovska’s illustrations were typically simple and vibrant intersections of nature and society, containing the cool hues of the ocean, the warming hues of a loving home, and the golden hues of autumn. They told the beautiful story of everyday life in Ukraine. But that was before the war started. Three weeks ago, she watched … Read more

Women of War: Japan’s Growing Attention to Women at the Front – 71Bait

The situation in Ukraine has been on my mind since February. Young Ukrainian men and women, guns in hand, have been appearing on TV and social media as they elatedly pledge to “protect their country”. Seeing these young people inspires in me the passion of the days depicted in a comic. It tells the story … Read more