Happy Victory Day! – С Днем Победы!

My grandmother started crying on the phone: “I don’t want you to ever know what it’s like to hear the shelling and know that it’s coming for you.” War is banal and blind and savage and ultimately meaningless. But there is still something to smile about today, at least for me. If only because itsContinue reading “Happy Victory Day! – С Днем Победы!”

Is that an anti-Ukrainian propaganda piece in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

The original text of this piece has been removed. I am not usually in the habit of sweeping my screw-ups under the carpet, but I didn’t want it to generate Google hits that would, once again, paint Ukraine as a country of evil barbarians. In the original piece, I was expressing outrage that Hitler toysContinue reading “Is that an anti-Ukrainian propaganda piece in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?”