Monday, March, 24, 2014, 17:12. Russian Original Text by O LemenovMosche Reuven Asman is the Chief Rabbi Hasidic Jews (Chabad – Lubavich Movement), Ukrainian Congress of Jewish Religious Communities. Born in Leningrad, he lived in Israel after his marriage, and then worked as an assistant Rabbi of Toronto teaching Russian-speaking Jews. He then returned to Ukraine. He is extraordinarily intelligent, has personally met many politicians and is also acquainted with many successful business men and women in Ukraine and Russia. During the course of the past few months Moshe Asman has commented on the absence of anti-Semitism in Ukraine, on lies regarding alleged aggression towards Jews as well as on a number of provocations that have been created to mislead the observers of Maidan movement regarding the true motivations behind the revolution in Ukraine. In a conversation with Ukrainska Pravda, Moshe Asman shares his wisdom on life, conveyed with restraint and a willingness to share his thoughts. Recently Moshe Asman’s words were misinterpreted. Israel’s Haaretz published inflammatory information indicating that Moshe Asman called on all Jews to leave Kyiv. We had an opportunity to speak to the Chief Rabbi of Ukraine on topics that touched both politics as well as society in the Capital building of Brodsky Synagogue, which he incidentally helped return to the Kyiv community.
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Seven Decades Ago, the Soviet Union Entered the War as the Chief “Accomplice of Hitlerism”
Oleksandr Paliy for UP Tuesday, September 1, 2009, 12:01
When the current Russian government throws angry accusations of “accomplices to Nazism”, it should have first removed the plank from its own eye.
One could start with the fact that through the SS Division “Galicia”, which was indeed formed as a collaborating military force, came through barely 22 thousand Ukrainians. At the same time, the collaborationist formation of Russian “Vlasovs” alone numbered from 0.5 to 0.8 million Russians, and their membership at the end of the war exceeded 120,000 people. This occurred despite the fact that the entire territory of Ukraine was fully occupied by the Fascists, while only a small western part of Russia suffered occupation.
Shall we wait for fatal shots?
Josef Hofman — 18 March 2014, 15:00
The last witness of the Nuremberg process, a 87-years-old Ukrainian citizen from Poltava, retired colonel Josef Davydovych Hofman, addressed the leaders of the states of the former anti-Hitler coalition with an appeal to stop Russian aggression against Ukraine which, in his opinion, might become a prelude to the World War III.
“The wrongs which we seek to condemn and punish have been so calculated, so malignant, and so devastating, that civilization cannot tolerate their being ignored, because it cannot survive their being repeated…”
The Chief United States prosecutor R.H. Jackson.
Are Russia’s Nationalists and Neo-Nazis Inciting Separatism?
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 12:23
New evidence has been found that Russian nationalists are involved in the separatist movement in Crimea and Donetsk. One of them negotiated with the SSU for the release of Pavlo Gubariev, who proclaimed himself “the people’s governor.”
The head of the Sverdlovsk regional branch of the Drugaya Rossiya political party, Rostislav Zhuravlev from Ekaterinaburg, wrote on his Twitter page that only he and one of the leaders of their “militia” were allowed to negotiate on the release of Gubariev, who was arrested on Thursday.