Putin’s War in Ukraine Marks Rebirth of Stalinism in Russia, Chubais Says

Paul Goble, originally on Window on Eurasia

Sevastopol, Crimea after Russian occupation: Stalin, a man who killed millions of people, is now greeting the city and its guests

Sevastopol, Crimea after Russian occupation: Stalin, a man who killed millions of people, is now greeting the city and its guests

Staunton, June 16 – The Russian authorities have unleashed and are conducting a war in Ukraine, “a new type of war without declaration or a front line” and one that is simultaneously “destroying all official Soviet and post-Soviet myths and clarifying the real nature of the political regime in Russia,” according to Igor Chubais.

Chubais, a Moscow professor and commentator and the elder brother of UES head Anatoly Chubais, says in a blog post yesterday that as a result of what Putin is doing in Ukraine, “everyone must understand that a reborn and updated Stalinist regime is operating in Russia” (aboutru.com/2014/06/i7333/). Continue reading

International Memorial Flashmob June 21, 11:00 GMT+3 and GMT-6 | Wreaths4Peace at Russian embassies worldwide. Join us!

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On June 15, Ukrainians brought wreaths to the Russian embassy in Kyiv. On June 21 we will bring them to all the Russian embassies in the world

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WHO: Euromaidanpr, DigitalMaidan, Russia Hands off Ukraine, Euromaidans and  Ukrainian communities in Vilnius, Warsaw, Toronto, Vancouver, New York, Brussels, The Hague, Kyiv (list here).

WHAT: Place funeral wreaths to honor Ukrainian heroes killed by Putin at Russian Embassies and consulates around the world. Follow our action on Twitter #StopPutinNow Continue reading

Donbas: divorce and maiden name? 

Olexandr Kochetkov, for UP

“Our situation is good. But not hopeless.”

Alexandr Novikov, “Dialogues in the elevator” 

One out of three terrorists in Donbas is taking photos with the MPADS. And only the “Hindenburg” dirigible is a better target than the huge and slow Il-76.

The author does not know the surname and military rank of the person who gave the order to deliver the military replacement to Luhansk airport by air. But in any army, except for ours, the case would have reached tribune.

The issue is not only the losses, which are unacceptable for the ATO. But also the blow landed to the military spirit and faith in the commanders, which our soldiers have experienced at the “eastern front.”  Continue reading

Crimea businessman complained to Moscow about the numerous problems

Business cannot seal deals in Crimea, the resort season is on the brink of disruption, and it is difficult to pay taxes

Russian governors and businessman are going to annexed Crimea, however real deals do not happen. The rest season may be disrupted because of bad logistics. It is difficult to pay taxes, as there are not enough banks, and re-registration using Russian rules is yet to come. These are the complains that the Crimea businessmen have directed to Business Russia.  Continue reading

Mystical Body

Andrey Piontkovskiy

Mother Theresa could fairly reproach the Ukrainian soldiers for many things. During the shootings of the positions of the separatists/federalists/rebels/terrorists, which the latter frequently intentionally set up in living quarters, local citizens perish as well. The Ukrainian state is facing a horrible dilemma: to allow professional saboteurs, trucks sent from the neighbouring country, to start disorders, steal, attack the border checkpoints, kidnap, torture and kill Ukrainian citizens only for remaining faithful to their country, or to try and neutralise these “desperate” (according to Lavrov) separatists/federalists/rebels/terrorists, thus possibly endangering the lives of peaceful civilians. It was this that the main organiser and inspiration to “force Ukraine into friendship” Mr. Putin prophesied and warned during his first “Ukrainian” press conference about: “Let them try to shoot at our soldiers, when there are women and children standing in front of them.”  Continue reading

In Moscow a Participant of a One-Man Protest Against Putin’s Policy Regarding Ukraine Was Beaten

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A Russian citizen who participated in a one-man protest against the policy of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine was beaten near the Ukrainian embassy in Moscow.

The man stood by the embassy with a plate that stated “Brotherly Ukraine! Forgive us for Putin. Forgive our fooled nation. Accept our condolences.”  The proclamation was signed “Sergeev family and true citizens of Russia.”

According to “Ukrinform,” an unknown young man who walked past the protester had attempted to tear the proclamation plate from his hands. The protester has fallen down on the ground and ended up with a head injury. The attacker was detained by police, and along with victim was taken to a local police office.

In addition, five people were detained by the Ukrainian Embassy on Sunday, June 15. They had placed flowers nearby the diplomatic mission building to show their mourning for deceased Ukrainian soldiers. Continue reading

About gas as a solution for the problem with Russia

While the military conflict between Ukraine and Russia, who is acting on the territory of our country through its mercenaries, continues in the East of Ukraine, the leadership of the EU, and the leaders of European countries, prefer to pretend as if nothing extraordinary is happening.

Nobody mentions the virtual third package of sanctions in Europe, and if they do, it is with some unwillingness and laziness. Europe does not wish to intervene in the conflict with Russia, caring exclusively for its own economical and political benefits, as the implementation of the third sanction package against the Russian Federation may negatively influence the EU’s shaky economy, which, on its part, will increase unemployment and escalate the socio-economical situation.  Continue reading

An Unauthorized Rally Held at the Embassy of Ukraine in Moscow

An unauthorized rally was held at the Embassy of Ukraine in Moscow in response to the picket at the Russian Embassy in Kyiv.

According to the UNIAN correspondent in Russia, about 100 young people in their twenties gathered near the Ukrainian diplomatic missions in Moscow. Protesters refused to name the organization they represented. Continue reading

Ukrainian Kozaks Rap Against Sultan Putin’s Invasion

In 1676, the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Mehmed IV, sent a haughty ultimatum to the Ukrainian Kozaks, commanding them to submit. The proud Kozaks, defenders of the Ukrainian land, composed a famous reply, full of defiance, fierce independence and scathing humor, ridiculing the Sultan and his demands. They addressed him as “damned Devil’s kin, secretary to Lucifer, swineherd of Egypt, pig of Armenia, goat-fucker of Alexandria…” and finally, called the Sultan to “kiss our arse”.In 2014, in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Kozaks posted a similar email to today’s evil despot:  Vladimir Putin…

Adrian Bryttan – author/composer, rapper and violinist, Katya Mischenko-Mycyk – graphics Continue reading

Luhansk Airplane Downing Could Have Resulted in 200 Deaths

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During the night of June 13, three airplanes should have landed in the Luhansk airport. The first one landed successfully, the second one was shot down by terrorists, the third one returned to its point of departure, Melitopol, reports LIGABusinessInform. The tragedy resulted in 49 deaths. However, the death toll could have been 200 people. It was only by pure luck that a part of the military servicemen went via Infantry fighting vehicles. MP Mykola Kniazhytskiy wrote this on FB: Continue reading