Apparently, “Slava Ukrayini” all you need as an investor to feel at home in Ukraine. But little do you realise that this slogan comes with the “Roman salute”…
The entirety of the Ukrainian Breakfast can be watched here.
However, the slogan Honcharuk taught the audience in Davos has some rather dark history. I have covered the issue of this popular Ukrainian slogan before, so I will quote myself:
The slogan appeared in the 1930’s and was modelled on the German slogan: “Heil Hitler! Sieg Heil!” that is: “Hail Hitler! Hail Victory!”. In 1939, OUN made it official at a conference in Rome. It should be noted that the Italians, and the Croatians had similar slogans. The OUN were seeing themselves as a part of the fascist international. They were literally fascist and proud of it.
So let me get this straight, is Honcharuk taking a piss?