The Power of Laughing at Russia

‘If you are a good comedian in the U.S., you can have a late-night show. If you are a good comedian in Ukraine, you can destroy Russia.’ By Veronika Melkozerova, is a journalist based in Kyiv. She is the executive editor of the New Voice of Ukraine, an English-language news site. Late last month, a couple of days after Russian missiles hit Kyiv, killing a Ukrainian journalist; a few weeks after Russian forces laid siege to this city, my hometown; two months after Vladimir Putin’s forces invaded my homeland, I went down into a converted bomb shelter and laughed. A lot. And … Continue reading The Power of Laughing at Russia