I got thinking about it in the city thread, I notice an absence of posting. I know there was at least a few Ukrainian lolita girls mentioned in the past, at least 1 rural and some in Kyiv. I also know there was a sizable Russian lolita population, and I think I remember reading a group from Saint Petersburg that had a couple Ukrainian lolitas that made it out to their meet. That was a long time ago. I hope our Ukrainian j-fash and Russian j-fash peeps are okay. I know the Ukrainians are getting bombed to smithereens, there's rape, and lots of bad things so maybe people had to leave their clothes behind, got looted, or worse. And I know I see at least one Russian tank touting a USSR flag and they likely think lolita is the bourgeoise incarnation of the devil. Also, at 90,000 plus, most young, dead, those who ran, & so many incarcerated for speaking against a war, I guess Russia is filling with radically conservative old men and the grumpy women who support them... and they likely don't much care for lolita. So, I imagine it's getting worse there.
I know in the experiences wearing lolita threads, people from Eastern Europe and Russia, although rare, always had the worst experiences to share. And I imagine, both Ukraine and Russia both, it's an incredibly bad time to be in the lolita or j-fash community. So, I hope you all are doing okay because I notice an absence of posters, it feels like. Maybe it's my imagination. Otherwise, hope you guys are safe and/or still alive.