“Hope Gives You the Strength to Act.”

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Photo by Mary Gelman / VII for TIME. Palad’d’a, a St. Petersburg artist, feminist, and member of the Udmurt people, spoke out against the war on social media. She was imprisoned for two days. “I don’t think the monsters will disappear if you close your eyes ... The main thing is not to keep silent.”

“Hope gives you the strength to act. If you think that everything is doomed and you are nothing, you become a very comfortable instrument for the regime.”

Mary Gelman
View Mary's portraits for TIME of Russians risking everything to support Ukraine.