Darra Goldstein is the Willcox B. and Harriet M. Adsit Professor of Russian, Emerita at Williams College and the founding editor of Gastronomica. Her latest book is The Kingdom of Rye: A Brief History of Russian Food (University of California Press).
The Cancellation of RussiaBy Darra Goldstein
People throughout the world are demonstrating solidarity with Ukraine by erasing the words Russia and Russian, a first step in the attempt to erase Russia itself. In Brighton BeachBrooklyns Little Odessa populated mainly by Russian-speaking Jews who fled from Ukraine and other former Soviet republicsthe community grocery store Taste of Russia has changed its name. Bobby and Elena Rakhman, the stores owners, wanted to demonstrate support for Ukraine.