(The Russian Pen Center is an affiliate of the International Pen Club. This document, dated May 7, has been on the Russian-language Internet [Ежедневный журнал, ej.ru]. No names are affixed to it.)
To speak the truth and create ideas is the professional and civic duty of the writing community, of writers and journalists. The soul instrument for creation of ideas and reflection of reality is the word.
Today the Russian regime is using the word to destroy ideas. And this is unquestionably a crime against culture. Citește în continuare DECLARATION OF THE RUSSIAN PEN CENTER