Russia’s war against Ukraine threatens its people and its existence as an independent state. Russia’s war threatens Ukraine’s cultural heritage by denying its history and its language. Language is being used as a weapon. In face of this aggression, a journal such as Russian Linguistics cannot remain silent. As linguists we are committed to the principles of science, based on empirical observations. For us as Slavic linguists, it is a truism to consider Russian as one among a wealth of Slavic languages and as a member of the East Slavic branch, together with Ukrainian and Belarusian. Recognizing this diversity is what the journal’s subtitle stands for: International Journal for the Study of Russian and other Slavic Languages.