In Solidarity

May 2022

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Woman holding a sign in Russian surrounded by others including Michael McFaul

Photo: Andrew Brodhead

Eight days after Ukraine came under siege by Russian forces, dozens of Stanford community members—including such faculty as political science professor and former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, ’86, MA ’86 (left)—came together in White Plaza to support one another and share ways to help during the crisis. Students hailing from Russia, including the undergrad majoring in symbolic systems and art practice at right, held up anti-war signs in support of their Ukrainian counterparts, for whom fate seemed to hang on a string. 

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Isaac Lozano, ’25, is an editorial intern at Stanford. Email him at

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