As writers, we address everyone who speaks Russian. To people of all nationalities. To native speakers. To all those for whom Russian is a second or third language.It doesn't matter now.
Today, the Russian language is used by the Russian state to incite hatred and justify the shameful war against Ukraine.
Official media hide the extent of the aggression. The Russian people have been fed lies for many years. The independent sources of information have been almost completely destroyed. The opposition has been silenced. The state propaganda machine is working with all its might.
Right now it is important to reveal the truth about Russian aggression against Ukraine to Russian citizens. About the Sufferings and Losses of the Ukrainian People. About civilians being attacked and killed. About the danger for the entire European continent. And possibly - given the nuclear threat - for all of humanity.
You speak Russian.
This is important. Please use all means of communication. Phone. Messenger. E-mail. Reach out to the people you know. Reach out to people you don't know. Speak the truth. Vladimir Putin is blind and deaf, maybe people in Russia will listen to those who speak their language.
This unjust war must be stopped.
#SkipPutin. Talk to the Russians
Vladimir Sorokin \ Svetlana Alexievich \ Lyudmila Ulitskaya \ Dmitry Glukhovsky Viktor Shenderovich \ Maria Stepanova \ Sergei Lebedew \ Liza Alexandrova - Zorina \ Sascha Filipenko \ Alisa Ganiewa \ Viktar Martinowich \ Maxim Osipow \ Alexander Genis\ Lev Rubinstein\Alexander Ilichevsky \ Mikhail Shishkin\ Georgi Gospodinow
We support this call:
Herta Müller (Germany), Nobel Laureate in Literature
Elfriede Jelinek (Austria), Nobel Laureate in Literature
Olga Tokarczuk (Poland), Nobel Laureate in Literature
J.M.Coetzee (South Africa\Australia), Nobel Laureate in Literature
Amir Hassan Cheheltan (Iran)
Mathias Énard (France)
Nuruddin Farah (Somalia \South Africa)
Georgi Gospodinov (Bulgaria)
Christoph Hein (Germany)
Pankaj Mishra (India \ England)
Ilija Trojanow (Germany)
Juan Gabriel Vazquez (Colombia)
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