DiscoverBut Why: A Podcast for Curious KidsWhy is Russia invading Ukraine?
Why is Russia invading Ukraine?

Why is Russia invading Ukraine?

Update: 2022-03-119
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The invasion of Ukraine has been the top story in the news for the last few weeks, and kids around the world are asking questions about what is happening and what it means for them. In this episode we ask Erin Hutchinson, Assistant Professor of Russian History at the University of Colorado Boulder, to help us understand the history behind this conflict. Adults: we don’t go into detail about what war looks like on the ground, but we acknowledge war is a scary topic. You may want to preview this episode ahead of time to make sure it's right for your kids.



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We have collected some resources for parents/caregivers about how to talk to kids about war and ways families can help. 



How to talk to kids about war



Meet the Helpers



Common Sense Media



News Sources for Kids from Common Sense Media



NAMLE Parent’s Guide to Media Literacy



Ways To Help



Save the Children



UNICEF



Eurasia Foundation



Donations for refugees in Moldova

Comments (4)

Miguel Ángel García-Ariza

terrible explanation, just trying to put the same hysteria and exceptionalism of gringo grown ups into younger gringos. propaganda right from the onset of their lives. Terrible episode, just shows how decaying the US society is.

Jun 16th
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Dylan Dunn

You helped me understand it so well!

Apr 15th
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