Yevgenia Belorusets

  • Sandbags protecting a door at City Hall on March 01, 2022, in Kyiv. Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images.
    slant April 04, 2022

    Letters from Kyiv

    Yevgenia left Kyiv on April 5 and is currently in Warsaw en route to Venice, where her diary will be exhibited as part of the the Biennale. She plans to resume writing when she returns to Kyiv. This diary is copublished with ISOLARII.

    DAY 35 (WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30): IN THE NERVE CENTER OF CATASTROPHE

    THE ROOM I GREW UP IN no longer corresponds to the life I lead—the life that is unfolding outside the window. Looking around, it feels like a child’s room that was abandoned a long time ago. And now I have to spend the night here again. The room tells a story of peace that I can’t take seriously anymore