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Thursday 3rd March, 2022 - Bruce Sterling

*This sure makes some melancholy reading.

The Headlines

THE WAR IN UKRAINE. A Russian attack in the area of Babyn Yar Kyiv, the site of a Nazi massacre of Jews, has been condemned by Jewish groups, the New York Times reports. It was not immediately known to what degree a memorial recently unveiled there was damaged. NPR reports that, amid the invasion, some U.S. organizations that focus on Russian art fear a backlash. The Ateneum Art Museum in Helsinki has canceled plans to loan works by Finnish artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela to Moscow’s State Tretyakov Gallery, YLE reports. Russian banker Petr Aven, who has been hit with E.U. sanctions, quit the board of London’s Royal Academy, which returned a donation he made for its current Francis Bacon show, per the Guardian . The paper also reports that a Labor politician has called for Russian energy kingpin Viktor Vekselberg, sanctioned by the U.S. since 2018, to be stripped of his honorary Tate Foundation membership. (((etc etc)))