She points out her Dad is Belarusian and Polish and her Mom is mostly Ukrainian, and they all live on a farm in southern Russia not far from the Ukrainian border.

Violence is not the answer. Ultimately, we are all one people.

It’s worth listening to Anastasia’s comments.

I have made this a “sticky” at the top of the page for a period of time. This young woman, self-taught in English, who has overcome many obstacles and setbacks, who works on her parent’s farm in a rural area and has her own small business is making such thoughtful and commonsense commentary that she is gradually finding herself as a prominent voice for peace and hope. This is undoubtedly a difficult time for her too.

She is now the only person in Russia I am following on social media, having deleted all of the rest.

In recent months I have seen many young people with far more wisdom than their “adult” leadership.

By EdwardM