Russia invaded Ukraine yesterday. I am sickened by this evil act. A murderous dictatorship invades a democratic nation.
But I know that I am powerless to do anything.
So I am sitting here, listening to Prokofiev’s symphony #1 in D, drinking a small glass of Khortytsa vodka, imported from Ukraine. Sergey Prokofiev was born in Ukraine, and was a successful composer in the west and in the Soviet Union. He died on March 5, 1953 (a date many celebrate because it was also the day that Stalin died).
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