In Russia, Compassion Has Become Civil Resistance

From a story on by Eva Hartog headlined “In divided Russia, ‘compassion has become civil resistance'”:

MOSCOW — Malika sobbed as she laid flowers at the foot of a statue of a Ukrainian poet in the center of the Russian capital.

In addition to her sorrow — the act was a commemoration of the victims of a Russian missile strike on the Ukrainian city of Dnipro — she had two reasons to also feel unease.