Eight days before Russia invaded Ukraine, Vitaliy wrote an article saying there would be no war. He was certain of it, and he was completely wrong. How could he get it so wrong? The more you knew about the situation, the less likely you were to see it clearly. He dives into why in this podcast.
Link to Ukraine charities: https://contrarianedge.com/ukraine-charities/
Who Am I? (and my composers) article link: https://contrarianedge.com/who-am-i-and-my-composers/
You can read this article online here: https://contrarianedge.com/war-in-ukraine-why-i-was-blindsided-part-1/
Shostakovich Symphony No. 7 link: https://myfavoriteclassical.com/shostakovich-symphony-no-7/