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Russia's Ongoing War of Aggression against UkraineOur Commitment and, yes, it does matter.

(Published March 2, 2022; last edited May 7, 2022)

As of this writing, Russia's war of aggression in Ukraine is into its 73rd day, resulting in horrific loss of life, including executions of innocent civilians, and destruction of cities in a country that did nothing to deserve being attacked.

Although, as a tiny company, we are essentially powerless to directly affect Russia's aggression, there are some limited actions we can take and things that we need to say.

Avoid dealing with entities connected to Russia.

We are home free on this one, having no reason to deal with Russian entities in providing language services.

Avoid dealing with entities in places that support or refuse to condemn Russia.

We are safe here as well. For reasons described elsewhere, we would never deal with entities in China, another dictatorship that has supported Russia by, among other actions, refusing to condemn it, and that has probably been providing aid to Russia behind the scenes.

Make note of and remember the people who engage in apologetic rhetoric that seeks to show empathy for Putin or Russia or seeks to blame the West or NATO for Russia's aggression.

Some Trump supporters, including those in the rightwing media in the US fall into this category. These people and institutions are Russia-enablers. Although we won't and cannot take action against them, we take notes of their identities for future reference.