Ukraine Invasion

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is a terrible thing.  And the west is doing the right thing - massive sanctions which are really damaging the Russian economy.  They will, unfortunately, take time to work. The question is whether they will inflict enough pain on Russia so tha the people and their leaders work up enough courage to tell Putin to stop.  A big question.

Of course Russians that only watch their national TV know only Putin's take on the war.  Russians who use the internet know what the rest of the world thinks.  

It is vitally important that we keep informing the Russian people as best we can about what their government is doing in Ukraine.  Below is an interesting idea.


“A Norwegian computer expert has created a website enabling anyone to send an email about the war in Ukraine to up to 150 Russian email addresses at a time, so that Russian people have a chance to hear the truth their government is hiding.

All over Russia email inboxes are pinging. Millions of messages are being received with the same intriguing subject Ya vam ne vrag - I am not your enemy. The message appears in Russian with an English translation and it begins: "Dear friend, I am writing to you to express my concern for the secure future of our children on this planet. Most of the world has condemned Putin's invasion of Ukraine.”

“The lengthy email goes on to implore Russian people to reject the war in Ukraine and seek the truth about the invasion from non-state news services.

In just a few days, more than 22 million of these emails landed in Russian inboxes, and they're being sent by volunteers around the world, who are donating their time and email addresses to the cause.”

“The spam email campaign created by a small team in Norway seems to have caught the imagination of thousands of people searching for ways to help Russians learn about the war.”


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