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Release of The Batman, and other films, delayed in Russia

4 March 2022

Turning Red, The Batman, Morbius, The Lost City, and Sonic the Hedgehog 2, are among films whose releases are being delayed in Russia, in response to the invasion of Ukraine.



Why is Russia invading Ukraine?

3 March 2022

An informative overview of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, from the people at Real Life Lore, and an attempt to answer the question: why is Russia invading Ukraine? There’s a slew of issues here, historical, economic, and cultural, meaning there’s no simple answer. This video was made over a week ago, so some of the information presented may have changed.


Understanding Ukraine and Russia, some suggested reading

2 March 2022

For anyone interested in reading more about the present situation in Ukraine, Serhii Plokhii, Professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard University, recommends five books that explore the history, and relationship, between Ukraine and Russia.

It is a situation that probably could be recognized anywhere in the world — because what we see is the process of disintegration of one of the last world empires. The Russian Empire started to fall apart when the Austro-Hungarian, the Ottoman and other empires were falling apart. The Bolsheviks held it together, but it still fell apart in 1991, almost overnight. Everyone was surprised. It was a miracle that there was no major war or bloodshed. Now we realize that the war was just postponed.


A few ways to help the people of Ukraine

26 February 2022

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The invasion in Ukraine is upsetting and unsettling. Even though some of us may be at a great distance from the hostilities, there are still things we can do to assist. Mateo Szlapek-Sewillo, of Simple Speaker, has put together a list of suggestions.