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    Belarusian journalist on the sadists who seized Crimea

    Dmitriy Galko met Ukrainians who were kidnapped in Crimea.  He spoke about their meeting in his blog: From the very beginning, I did not like someone’s light hand in bringing into use the phrase “polite people” when...

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  • Analysis & Opinion

    There is no Anti-Semitism in Ukraine

    Monday, March, 24, 2014, 17:12. Russian Original Text by O Lemenov Mosche Reuven Asman is the Chief Rabbi Hasidic Jews (Chabad – Lubavich Movement), Ukrainian Congress of Jewish Religious Communities. Born in Leningrad, he lived in...

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  • Analysis & Opinion

    Donetsk Oblast collects only 36% of its expenses in taxes

    Donetsk Oblast collects only 36% of its expenses in taxes A very interesting figure was cited at a meeting between a group of journalists and Verkhovna Rada chairman Oleskandr Turchynov yesterday March 22. Authorities conducted an audit...

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    Russian TV host says Jews “brought the Holocaust around” themselves

    “Russia 24” TV Channel host Evelina Zakamska said that the Jews themselves “brought the Holocaust around”. The remark was made during the interview with a Russian writer Oleksandr Prokhanov. The participants of the program touched...

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  • Analysis & Opinion

    Who is trolling?

    Over the past months, the number of fake ‘concerned Russian citizens’ or Western ‘commentators’ have quickly increased. Clearly, in preparation for the annexation of the Crimea and whatever comes later the Kremlin...

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  • Analysis & Opinion

    Delayed invasion/May Gambit – Thoughts from Kyiv on 22 March 2014

    Mychailo Wynnyckyj PhD, March 23, 2014  Is an invasion of eastern Ukraine by Russian troops imminent? This seems to be the question on everyone’s mind tonight. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper alluded to such a possibility during...

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  • How Russia ‘fought against fascism’ – from 1920 until 1941 

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    For more than twenty years, Moscow’s closest ties in Europe were with Germany – starting in 1920 when Berlin supplied intelligence about the Polish Army to the Soviets. (And twenty years later, Stalin returned the favor when he had his radio stations in Minsk broadcast signals to the Luftwaffe to guide them to their Polish targets.) Everyone now knows about the secret 1939 Nazi-USSR Molotov-Ribbentrop Treaty, but even as late as October, 1940, Stalin was still  negotiating terms to join the Tripartite Pact with Italy, Japan, and Germany.

    Karl Radek, fervent Stalinist and one of the authors of the new Soviet Constitution, wrote

    “… only fools could imagine we should ever break with Germany… No one can give us what Germany can.”

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    • “The Wolf who cried Fascist!” – Pathology of Russian Propaganda against Ukraine, pt. 2 •

  • Analysis & Opinion, News

    “The Wolf who cried Fascist!” – Pathology of Russian Propaganda against Ukraine,...

    The F-word is almost entirely meaningless today. “Fascism” has mostly become a perjorative word, used as an insult – and a scare tactic by Russia meant to paralyze opponents. In 1944, George Orwell wrote “almost any...

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  • Analysis & Opinion, News

    Putin – may I be sanctioned?

    On March 20, 2014, the world woke up to the shocking news that in his infinite wisdom Russia’s Putin had imposed sanctions on not less than nine US politicians. From now on, these hidden Banderovytes and anti-Semites would be barred from...

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  • Analysis & Opinion

    Comparing with Hitler

    For many years I wondered how my uncle must have felt in 1938-1939, when dark clouds were gathering over Europe. My namesake Robert van Voren was then 21 years old, out of secondary school and studying to be an engineer in Delft, The...

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