The Ukrainian government has ordered the removal from libraries and schools and then the destruction of more than 100 million copies of works written in Russian, including the classics of world literature: Gogol, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Pushkin and Gorky will no longer be accessible. The fact that they wrote or composed their works before the first Ukrainian nationalism even existed does not matter: they have been declared enemies by the Ukrainian state and NATO propagandists.
During the last two months the crackdown on anti-militarism in Russia has been systematic and forceful. In this leaden atmosphere practically nothing creeps in and becomes visible beyond very narrow circles. And yet, little things, some songs for instance, work as nods showing that under the apparent calm of police control and suppression, more embers are smoldering than it may seem at first glance.