Photo essence of Putin’s “Russian world” in the Donbas

Only goats are grazing weeds where rows of shiny new cars stood at the formerly-successful and now-robbed and abandoned Volkswagen dealership in Russian-occupied Luhansk, Ukraine. September 2016 (Image: Denys Kazansky, deniskazansky.com.ua)

Only goats are grazing weeds where rows of shiny new cars stood at the formerly-successful and now-robbed and abandoned Volkswagen dealership in Russian-occupied Luhansk, Ukraine. September 2016 (Image: Denys Kazansky, deniskazansky.com.ua) 

2016/09/13 • Analysis & Opinion, Op-ed, War in the Donbas

Article by: Denys Kazansky

This is [Russian-occupied] Luhansk today. Goats graze weeds growing from cracks in the pavement near the robbed and abandoned Volkswagen dealership.

The entire city is represented in one photo. I’d say – the entire “LDNR.” They say they “freed the people from fascists.” Thanks, but no thanks, damn you.

Only goats are grazing weeds at the robbed and abandoned Volkswagen dealership in Russian-occupied Luhansk, Ukraine. September 2016 (Image: Denys Kazansky, deniskazansky.com.ua)

Image: Denys Kazansky, deniskazansky.com.ua

These photographs need to be put up on roadside billboards around Kharkiv, Odesa, Zaporizhia and other cities of the South-east. [The Ukrainian cities where the 2014 Russian special operation failed to hijack control from the interim Ukrainian government after former president Yanukovych’s escape to Russia. — Ed.]  

So that every day people there were reminded what kind of fate they escaped and what kind of [Putin’s] “Novorossiya” they avoided in 2014.

The photo could be named: “Thank you, Russia.” In three years there will be absolutely Abkhazian “landscapes.” Or might be even more surreal. [See what became of Abkhazia after joining Putin’s “Russian world” in the photo gallery below — Ed.]

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Translated by: A. N.
Source: Denys Kazansky Blog

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  • zorbatheturk

    The evil of the Putinator is beyond comprehension by any civilized being. Putin must be stopped.

  • Quartermaster

    What Putin touches, dies. That’s his plan for Ukraine, just as it was the plan for Crimea.

  • Mykola Potytorsky

    let this be a warning to all western investors —-do not invest in russia–you will lose every penny. Invest in a civilized country like Ukraine

    • MichaelA

      but the goats do seem happy

  • Murf

    The Russian World is meant to be a return to the good old days;
    They just forgot to mention it is the good old days of the Dark Ages.