Leonid Slutsky, the head of the State Duma’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, called the decision of Ukraine to impose sanctions against Russian science and culture institutions “Russophobia on the verge of lack of culture,” noting that breaking centuries-old cultural ties will not make Ukraine richer or closer to Europe.
Earlier, Ukraine imposed sanctions for three years against cultural and scientific institutions of Russia, this is in addition to the decree signed by President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky on Thursday.
“Zelensky imposed sanctions against the Hermitage, Pushkin Museum, Moscow State University … Russophobia is on the verge of lack of culture. It’s a pity for fraternal Ukraine. The rupture of centuries-old cultural ties will not make it richer or closer to Europe,” Slutsky wrote on his Twitter.
The sanctions list lists the Russian Geographical Society, the State Hermitage Museum, the A. Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, the Institute of Archeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, MV Lomonosov Moscow State University, and Tula State Pedagogical University. L. N. Tolstoy, Institute of the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Historical and Archaeological Museum-Reserve “Naples Scythian” (Simferopol), as well as a number of other institutions of science and culture.