Russian academics risk arrest to oppose Ukraine war

From Times Higher Education: “Amid a crackdown on anti-war protests by Russian authorities, academics said they were doing what they could to oppose their country’s war on Ukraine – whether that means marching on the streets or signing petitions. … Among those marching was Efim Khazanov, a physicist and deputy director of research at the Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Science. While it was not his first time protesting, he said the urgency of the anti-war action was clear. … despite the climate of fear in Russia, academics have had an ‘important role’ in the protest movement, said Leonid Petrov, an international relations expert educated in Saint Petersburg and Canberra.”

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