Russian volunteers returning home from Donbas will bring the deadly Maidan virus to Russia.

Russian volunteers returning home from Donbas will bring the deadly Maidan virus to Russia.

Voices of Ukraine

[Editor’s Note: This interviewee’s past views and history do not represent the views of the Voices of Ukraine initiative. Rather, by translating this interview, we hope to provide insight from a person who cut all ties to Russian nationalists but remained in their common ideological field, who understands “both sides” of the front lines from a particular insider perspective. Although Garkavenko is more Russian than Ukrainian in his mindset, he nevertheless recognizes the necessity and strength of the Ukrainian political nationalism he forcefully countered in the past. This interview may help to create better understanding of those individuals on the “other side” of the front lines, as all sides grapple with their ideological perspectives in the face of the ground reality unfolding in Ukraine.]

Anti-NATO Picket with Igor Garkavenko 04.04.2009 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndo6AMXe6l8

By Viktor Larionov, for the Russian Monitor
05.29.2014
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

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