This awesome series of posters links Ukraine’s current struggle to WWII

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2015/05/09 • News

Despite Russian propaganda’s allegations of Ukraine’s new government’s attempts to erase the victory over Nazism from memory, Ukrainians continue to produce works of art linking their fight for independence to the tribulations of WWII. After the two popular videos showing grandkids fighting the resurgent fascism just like their grandparents did comes a series of posters showing striking parralels between WWII and the Russia-Ukraine war.

Left: Valentina Grizodubova, Kharkiv-born WW2 bomber pilot, one of the first woman-Heros of the Soviet Union. Right - Nadiya Savchenko, Ukrainian pilot, parliament member and political prisoner, hero of Ukraine.

Left: Valentina Grizodubova, Kharkiv-born WW2 bomber pilot, one of the first woman-Heros of the Soviet Union. Right – Nadiya Savchenko, Ukrainian pilot, parliament member and political prisoner, hero of Ukraine.

Left: ammunition plant workers working tireleslly to supply the soldiers at the frontline; Right - volunteer working on equipment for Ukrainian soldiers (plates for a bulletproof vest).

Left: ammunition plant workers working tireleslly to supply the soldiers at the frontline; Right – volunteer working on equipment for Ukrainian soldiers (plates for a bulletproof vest).

Right: The legendary T-34 tanks, created by Kharkiv design bureau, assembled at the Kharkiv tank plant; Right - modern Ukrainian T-64 Bulats assembled at the Kharkiv plant named after Vyacheslav Malyshev, who oversaw the production of T-34s during WWII.

Right: The legendary T-34 tanks, created by Kharkiv design bureau, assembled at the Kharkiv tank plant; Right – modern Ukrainian T-64 Bulats assembled at the Kharkiv plant named after Vyacheslav Malyshev, who oversaw the production of T-34s during WWII.

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Left: the legendary defense of Sevastopol in Crimea which lasted for 250 days; Right – the living legends, Ukrainian “Cyborgs”, defending Donetsk airport which held for 242 days.

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Left – Ukrainian Insurgent Army guerillas who fought for Ukraine’s independence during WW2; Right – Ukrainian volunteer fighters defending Ukraine’s independence against Russian invaders.

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Left: Irina Levchenko, nurse, the first woman in the Soviet Union to get the Red Cross medal; Right: Olga Bashei, paramedic in the ATO, cavalier of the Princess Olga Order.

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Left: Klavdia Shulzhenko, renowned Soviet-era Ukrainian singer, performing for the soldiers at the front; Right – Ruslana, 2004 Eurovision song contest winner and Ukraine’s lobbyist in world humanitarian organizations, performing for ATO fighters.

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  • W8post

    Where / how to get these posters?

  • Murf

    Very cool.

  • Dalton

    Awesome

  • Dirk Smith

    Long overdue. Keep them coming.

  • disqus_aJpixObjG7

    67% all German miltary power worldwide including SS & elite units were fighting in UKRAINE not in some “russia” UKRAINE not “russia” was the EPICENTER OF WW2

  • disqus_aJpixObjG7

    the USSR lost 23 million in WW2 UKRAINE LOST 14 MILLION. that means that all the other 14 Soviet republics put together including “russia” lost at most 9 million. UKRAINE LOST 150% OF WHAT ALL THE OTHER SOVIET REPUBLICS PUT TOGETHER. russian MYTHS russian LIES, russian LIBEL will be overcome by the TRUTH

  • disqus_aJpixObjG7

    For every American who died in WW2 FIFTY-SIX that’s 56 UKRAINIANS DIED. NO NATION ON THIS EARTH GAVE ANYTHING CLOSE TO WHAT UKRAINE not “russia” gave to defeat the axis

  • disqus_aJpixObjG7

    there were 160 thousand russian german nazi collaborators in WW2-
    SIX, 6 times more than in Ukraine, yet the criminal racist genocidal russians accuse UKRAINE of collaborating with Germany AND THE OWNERS OF THE WESTERN MEDIA CONTINUE TO BROADCAST THIS LIE ignoring the TRUTH to continue worshiping at their KREMLIN

  • disqus_aJpixObjG7

    UKRAINAINS not “russians” liberated Auschwitz AND ALL THE NAZI DEATH CAMPS in Poland.

    Did steve Spielberg acknowledge and honor Ukrainians for this in his “Schindler’s List”? No! instead he portrayed a lone anti-semite laziuly ambling up to Auschwitz on a nag…! Such is the egregious LIBEL and DISINFORMATION that the owners of the Western media continue even today to impose upon Ukraine

  • disqus_aJpixObjG7

    THERE ARE 2240 “RIGHTEOUS” UKRAINIANS HONORED IN JERUSALEM but a mere 220 “russians”… It is acknowledged that tens of thousands more such Ukrainians were murdered by russians and Germans before they could be identified and honored… Yet the Western media continues to SMEAR UKRAINE with the LIBEL of “anti-semitism”

  • disqus_aJpixObjG7

    CHURCHILL WROTE THAT GERMANY WAS DEFEATED IN UKRAINE. Yet only few UKRAINIANS are aware of this TRUTH let alone others..

  • disqus_aJpixObjG7

    there were 7.4 MILLION -THAT’S seven point four MILLION- UKRAINIAN TROOPS FIGHTING HITLER.
    WW2 WAS DECIDED IN UKRAINE not “russia”. IN TRUTH UKRAINE SAVED “russia’s” ass from Germany. Yet the genocidal murderers of UKRAINE- the russians dare to censor this TRUTH

    • puttypants

      Disq. Thanks for the info. I knew most of the stuff but without the precise figures. I hope they’re right because I’m repeating them. Excellent points it’s time. I’m so sick of western media. I think it’s the communist connection most of them believe in communisim but don’t really believe or understand how badly it failed the people. Most people when they think of Russia they think of Dr. Zhivago, Tolstoy etc. so they romantize them. Ukrainians need to be romantized to the west by producing some great works of art and making sure it gets around the world. They also need a few ukrainian actors that become world famous….we can sit and scream the truth but no one will listen until we produce something magnificent that the world can relate to.

    • misusan

      i have to say. i like your enthusiasm. its primitive. you are from the land of Cristoforo :)

  • disqus_aJpixObjG7

    55 million died in WW2
    of them 14 million were UKRAINIANS!

    do the arithmetic- that is..
    ONE QUARTER OF ALL DEAD IN WW2 WERE UKRAINIANS-
    you won’t learn this AMAZING TRUTH from hollywood… not yet

  • Lev Havryliv

    What victory in 1945?

    One despicably evil totalitarian regime – Nazism was replaced by another despicably evil totalitarian regime – Stalinism.

    Up to ten million Ukrainian civilians and soldiers died. And for what? Both regimes were implacably hostile to Ukrainian national aspirations and liberty.

    The horrors of WWII started for Ukrainians in 1939 and did not end until the late 1950’s with the continuing struggle for freedom by the Ukrainian underground fighters of the UPA.

    • Adrian S

      It hasn’t been said enough. USSR was the blight of the 20th century, it stalled recovery after WW2 for many european nations and Germany’s victims come nowhere close to those of communist regimes all over the world, out of which China and Russia made, by far, the most victims.

  • Nowhere Girl

    UPA partisans? I hope more Poles don’t read this. 😉 I’m not outraged – I realise UPA did more than just persecute Poles (and the anti-Polish actions, while often drastic, weren’t so groundless) – but pro-Russian trolls in Polish media just love writing about the Banderites, glorification of UPA and so on as reasons why Poland and Polish people shouldn’t support Ukraine…

  • Mazepa

    Smert mockalyam.
    Guaranteed.