“Russia isn’t just physically attacking Ukraine; it is also trying to destroy our culture and memory…. Russian culture has been used by members of the Kremlin to justify their terrible war,” writes Oleksandr Tkachenko, Ukraine’s minister of culture, in Wednesday’s (12/7) Guardian (London). “Rejecting representatives of Russian culture who support its totalitarian regime and preventing concerts of Russian performers who openly support its war of aggression are conscious steps for a mature democratic society to take…. Boycotting Russian culture is an important step. We’re not talking about cancelling Tchaikovsky, but rather about pausing performances of his works until Russia ceases its bloody invasion. Ukrainian cultural venues have already done this with him and other Russian composers. We’re calling on our allies to do the same.”