On the 27th of March in St Petersburg, artist Eugenia Isaeva performed an anti-war action “My Heart is Bleeding”. She covered herself in red paint and stood by the entrance of the city magistrate building chanting “my heart is bleeding”. A placard was placed by her feet, saying: “I feel it is pointless to appeal to the minds. This is why I appeal to your hearts. Every day in Ukraine women, children and the elderly are killed. They die of shelling, hunger, of the inability to get out of debris or find medicine… Their graves marked only by the hand-made crosses can be found by their houses, at the playgrounds. Thousands of wounded and disfigured, millions of destroyed lives… (…) Find enough courage for mercy and compassion. Do not support bloodshed!” The artist was arrested 10 minutes after the action started.
In April, we asked the English-speaking audience what their understanding of of the protest against the war in Russia