Nigel Jones

Ukraine shouldn’t cancel Russian culture

Kyiv National Opera House (Photo: iStock)

It is entirely understandable that the barbaric attack on Ukraine launched a year ago by Vladimir Putin has sparked enraged reactions among Ukrainians as they endure Russian missile strikes and await Putin’s much anticipated spring offensive.

Attacking the culture of an enemy nation has a long and ignoble history, and it rarely ends well

But in spurning and destroying Russia’s incomparable musical and literary culture the long-suffering Ukrainians are hitting out at the wrong enemy.

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