The Voice
of Russia

Russians Against the War

Evil comes from a failure to think. It defies thought for as soon as thought tries to engage itself with evil and examine the premises and principles from which it originates, it is frustrated because it finds nothing there. That is the banality of evil.

Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil

The war in Ukraine started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022 turned the lives of many Russians upside down. To date, more than 200 000 had to leave the country, many protested, more than 15 000 were arrested, prosecuted and even tortured. The political regime in Russia makes it impossible to protest against the war inside the country. Those who dare, face up to 15 years in prison. And yet, even the most conservative research proves that there are tens of millions of Russian people who do not support the Russian military aggression against Ukraine.

#TheVoiceOfRussia (TVOR) is a non-profit international group of Russian-speaking artists, producers, journalists and other creative professionals around the world united by one purpose – to demand the end of the war, to amplify the anti-war voices among Russians around the world, and to campaign for a free democratic Russia. Our tools are art and journalism. Our method is developing critical and analytical thinking. We also aim to prevent the disconnection of the Russian people from the world and international cultural communities.

We stand firmly with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people in our opposition to the military aggression by the Russian government.

Our Projects

TVOR unites a number of independent initiatives
in art and journalism

21 Rose on a man's body is a name of torture that was explained in detail by a Russian soldier in a phone conversation with his family intercepted by the Ukrainian forces.

Fundraising anti-war poetry event #Verses in support of the Ukrainian refugees

Anti-war artworks by the Russian artists and illustrators are displayed on the advertising screens in the London Underground

Volandeput & His Deadly Gallows

A dark satirical comic strip series for 18+

Record your favourite anti-war poem on video and forward it to us. A collaboration with ROAR The Russian Oppositional Arts Review

An anti-war street x digital art project at the Red Square in Metaverse

A Russian portraitist Victoria Baigulova is investigating the mark the war is leaving on people's faces

L'Arbre à Palabres

In partnership with the Belgian literary magazine L'Arbre-à-Palabres we are issuing two literary anti-war anthologies - for Ukrainian and for Russian authors.

An interactive media experience asking difficult questions about the Russian identity

Art Against War

The international Art Against War telegram channel was created on March 13 by a Moscow curator & member of the Feminist Anti-War Resistance Group who prefers to remain anonymous. Journalist and writer Clementine Cecil (London) helps run it.


These materials are unmissable for understanding
of the current anti-war protest in Russia
Pavel Otdelnov Whitening

Right now Russians are experiencing an identity crisis, trying to answer the question: how to live after Bucha? Anna Fenko, an Associate Professor of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam, reflects on the lost national identity.

Cannot Stay Silent

Who We Are

To protect our colleagues, we cannot credit their names or show their images unless they choose to act publicly

Alexey Miniailo


Michael Oger

Michael Oger


Vladislava Petrova


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