I do not understand my parents - they support Russia
relationships, geopolitics, identity
Some people in Lithuania are not only watching the war in Ukraine from the sidelines. The war is also happening in their families. And while they themselves strongly support Ukraine, when they try to talk to their parents, they hear back the Russian propaganda narrative - their parents follow Russian news and support Russia. Some of these people choose not to talk about the war with their families, others go into conflict, and others break off relations altogether. This NARA audio documentary features three stories about how war destroys family relationships. And how Andrei, Julija and Elena (name changed) find ways to be with their loved ones, even though their values differ fundamentally.
Producer Indrė Kiršaitė
Editor Adomas Zubė
Animation Emilija Juzeliūnaitė
Journalist and editor, podcast and texts author at NARA. She graduated in journalism from Vilnius University, later worked at LRT Radio News Service and joined the NARA team in 2020. For the past few years, she has been focusing on audio documentaries, exploring social and human rights topics, and also taking part in media education.