May 2015, Ekaterinburg


There are questions that are better left unasked, but this is not the case. What will you do if a war starts? As long as this question is asked by street space, any person may have any number of answer options, but in the situation when life's circumstances repeat the same question, there will no longer be any choice. The concept of "patriotism" will stand above a sense of fear only as long as the war can be held within the framework of a television picture, and losses are measured by the time spent watching movies about the war and the money spent on movie tickets. A war destroying alien worlds allows death to remain a philosophical category, but there is no place for philosophy next to real death. The realities of today make it clear that the level of external threat directly depends on the level of internal threat. Today, only a state that does not destroy itself from the inside can hope that others will not begin to destroy it from the outside. It was then that those, who until recently had put the concept of "patriotism" over a sense of fear, became part of the television picture. Fear for yourself and your loved ones. Therefore, in order not to be inside another’s war tomorrow, it’s better to answer the question today: “What will you do if the war starts?”