I was interested in verifying an old claim made by Oles’ Buzyna…
In an essay, “Bandera, the Suffocator of Cats”, the late journalist, Oles’ Buzyna made the claim that the young StepanBandera liked suffocating cats. He quoted a biographical book by Halyna Hordasevych, Stepan Bandera, the Person and The Myth, where it said this:
If the incident with cats really took place, it was not out of an inborn tendency toward sadism, but out of a boyish and perhaps not so smart wish to test oneself, would he be able to kill another being? Since on the path of revolution, that Stepan Bandera has chosen, he would have to kill ennemies.
This, it needs to be noted, is a favourable biography from a fangirl. And while I trust Oles’ Buzyna’s integrity, I had to verify this information anyway.
So I requested a friend in Kiev to get me this book. He said the bookseller was very happy because apparently few were after this kind of literature. Neither was I going to read it, I was only looking for that particular quote:
Greek police have caught a group of migrants from Syria attempting to fool migration control by posing as a volleyball team from Ukraine.
Ten Syrian refugees were arrested at Athens International Airport over the weekend, police said. In an attempt to fool migration control, they all dressed in identical uniforms, brought a number of similar sports bags, and two volleyball balls.
They also had Ukrainian passports, which were listed as stolen or lost.
A demonstration in support of ethnic cleansing in the Donbass took place in St. Petersburg, Russia…
Because nobody gives a fuck in Russia, only few local crazies have arrived. This one is particularly interesting:
Here he is, in his own words:
A video has been circulating featuring activists exiting a police vehicle, and being met by Boris Vyshnevsky of Yabloko. It features a strange mix of Ukrainian national, Ukrainian nationalist and LGBT symbols.
Read the full story of the controversy in my previous post. Recently, the Prague 6 town hall decided on the removal of the statue and its placement in a museum. I am not certain whether the protester is there still, or if this wasn’t just a posing for a photo shoot.