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Ideas on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine – Rick Steves’ Journey Weblog


 

At the moment is a profoundly unhappy day. Russia’s aggressive motion is heartbreaking for the loss of life, struggling, and financial turmoil it’s going to trigger in Ukraine and, not directly a minimum of, past. Right here at Rick Steves’ Europe, we hope {that a} diplomatic resolution could be discovered and peace will return to that fragile and long-suffering a part of our world.

Our mission at RSE is to assist People higher know and perceive our neighbors by journey. However after we carry vacationers to a different nation, we additionally carry their {dollars} — {dollars} that may assist Putin’s aggression. Subsequently, as of right now, we’ve got canceled all 2022 excursions that embody a cease in Russia.

In fact, we’ll maintain an in depth eye on unfolding occasions and monitor any journey impacts by the remainder of Europe. However it is very important maintain geographic realities in thoughts and do not forget that a warfare in Ukraine is as removed from our European trip desires as a warfare in Guatemala could be from Texas or Florida. For 40 years now, we’ve got lived, labored, and traveled by many durations of tragic warfare in lands removed from the place we lead our excursions (and a few nearer). And presently, we see no motive to vary the remainder of our journey and touring plans.

The tragic actuality unfolding in Ukraine solely jogs my memory how vital it’s for People to maintain on touring and to take action in a means that makes us higher and extra engaged residents of our world. I’m flying to Europe subsequent month for a 40-day journey by a dozen nice cities from London to Athens — and I’m proud that hundreds of my fellow vacationers will expertise the European journey of their desires whereas having wealthy studying experiences removed from house on a 2022 Rick Steves tour.

Within the meantime, let’s be grateful for our blessings, assist our nation’s leaders as they do their greatest to navigate this disaster, and maintain the troubled corners of our world (Ukraine, Russia, Afghanistan, and extra) in our ideas and prayers.

—Rick

 





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