Summer of Friendship Campaign Continues in Petersburg
Special to The Russian Reader
June 29, 2015
The Vesna (“Spring”) Movement has continued its Summer of Friendship campaign for peace between Russia and Ukraine.
Summer of Friendship postcard
Yesterday, Sunday, June 28, Vesna activists handed out blank postcards on the corner of Nevsky Prospect and Malaya Sadovaya Street asking people to write kind messages to Ukrainians.
The organizers claimed that members of the public dropped over two hundred “freedom postcards” into a special mailbox during the event. Our correspondent estimated that the number of postcards submitted was closer to one hundred.
“All the letters will be sent shortly to the addressees. Our colleagues in Kyiv and other cities will help us deliver them. We want to remind both Russians and Ukrainians that we are a fraternal people and must remain this way. We have many things in common: history, culture, family connections—everything but politicians. And we must overcome hatred together!” Vesna’s press secretary Anton Gorbatsevich explained in a letter to our correspondent.
Similar actions took place in Krasnodar and Tomsk, and another such event has been planned for Voronezh in a few days.
All photographs by and courtesy of David Frenkel