Farmers are saving money to buy their rented fields.

Farmers are saving money to buy their rented fields. They are cutting purchases of combines and other farm machinery by up to 40%, says Alex Lissitsa, CEO of IMC, a major agrobusiness. He said: “Investments in technology will be suspended in the next two years. Everybody started to save all their money, as it’s likely that the banks won’t give big loans.” This spring the Rada is to pass a limited law allowing Ukrainian farmers to buy and sell up to 10,000 hectares. The market would start in October.

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The Radical Communists on Bernie Sanders’ staff

“The Soviet Union was not horrible.”

If Trump gets elected “fucking cities burn.”

“If Bernie doesn’t get the nomiation . . . , Milwaukee will burn.”

“The cops are gonna be the ones that are getting fucking beaten in Milwaukee.”

“That was the intention of the Gulas, not only to elim- like, remove, like people that were like insidious to the state, from the state. Like, hey! You guys are all cuasing problems, you’re like working against the revolution, we’re just going to remove you and put you in Siberia, where you learn the fucking value of like being a comrade.”

US prisons “far worse” than the Soviet Gulag.

Bernie Sanders: Bread lines are good thing.

Video Of Half Naked Bernie Sanders Singing Communist Anthem In the USSR

It’s 1988 in the Soviet Union, the mood is festive, and Bernie Sanders is sitting at a table shirtless in his briefs with his wife, Jane, handing out gifts to the mayor of a midsize city they’ve befriended.

“I have met many fine mayors in the United States,” Sanders says, “but I want to say that one of the nicest mayors I’ve ever met is the mayor of Yaroslavl.”

At another point,a member of Sanders’ delegation hands a Russian woman a small American flag.

“If you’re wondering what’s wrong with capitalism, it’s made in Hong Kong,” he jokes. “Sorry about that.”

(Ukrainian) Repin’s famous paining of Kozaks – identity of the models

Перебуваю в захопленні від цього відео! Хочу поділитись. P.S. Дякую Мирону Левицькому за посилання на нього.

Posted by Віктор Доскалюк on Friday, 31 January 2020

* The artist, Repin was born in Kharkiv Oblast to a Kozak family.

* He began work on the famous painting a few years after Czar Alexander II banned everything Ukrainian: Books, Songs, Plays. (Painting was not banned.)

John Bolton Took Six Figures From Ukrainian Oligarch Clinton Foundation Donor

Former White House national security adviser John Bolton pocketed $115,000 from Ukrainian steel oligarch Viktor Pinchuk’s foundation shortly before entering President Donald Trump’s White House as national security adviser, a position first held in the Trump White House by General Michael Flynn. Bolton’s unpublished manuscript reportedly accuses Trump of wanting to withhold military aid to Ukraine, but Trump denies this had anything to do with a Quid Pro Quo situation. Democrats are clamoring to call Bolton as a witness in Trump’s Senate impeachment trial regarding his alleged pressuring of the Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden’s alleged corruption in the country’s oil and gas industry. Ukraine’s president Zelensky adamantly denies that Trump pressured him.

Lysiak Rudnytsky’s prescience: Ukraine’s political turbulence and trauma of a “non-historical” nation

If we look at the past three decades in the history of Eastern Europe, Ukraine may safely be placed at the top of the chart of “unstable” states. First was the student-led Revolution on Granite in the 1990s. The outcome of that revolution was a resignation of entrenched high-ranked Soviet officials under the pressure of public opinion. Then, if we skip the 1999 anti-Kuchma protests, the next big upheaval was the Orange Revolution in 2003–04. It led to a rerun of the presidential election and eventual reboot of the government. Finally, the massive and blood-soaked EuroMaidan, or Revolution of Dignity, happened in 2013–14—which, once again, led to a drastic change in Ukraine’s ruling elites. All three revolutions were of unprecedented regional magnitude and became a factor in the foreign policy of the EU, Russia, and US.

Remarkably, these developments were anticipated in the 1960s by a Ukrainian historian, Professor Ivan Lysiak Rudnytsky. He portrayed the forthcoming waves of political nonconformism as an outcome of the historical gaps in Ukrainian national awareness and statecraft. He defined Ukraine as a “non-historical” nation: “‘Nonhistoricity,’ in this meaning, does not necessarily imply that a given country is lacking a historical past, even a rich and distinguished past; it simply indicates a rupture in historical continuity through the loss of the traditional representative class.”

Reading Lysiak Rudnytsky’s article “The role of … Ukraine in modern history” today, one is struck by its relevance in explaining the processes occurring in contemporary Ukraine. It is hard to believe that the article appeared more than half a century ago.

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What is taking place in Ukraine today is an attempt to define and institutionalize numerous visions of justice and order that often collide. All three recent revolutions are related to the fact that people and elites-in-formation have been striving to develop an indigenous Ukrainian tradition of governance, but they do not understand clearly how to do it or what they are aiming for.

In other words, contemporary Ukraine is still undergoing the processes of formation of its national uniqueness and a feeling of state. These processes are painful, uneven, and chaotic. One reason for this is Moscow’s belief in its right to meddle into Ukrainian affairs along with Kyiv’s lack of ability—or even an unwillingness—to eliminate that meddling. Another reason is the divisive cultural heterogeneity of Ukrainian society, whose members have yet to learn the meaning of being a political nation. In the 1960s, Lysiak Rudnytskystated that “the central problem of modern Ukrainian history is that of the emergence of a nation: the transformation of an ethnic-linguistic community into a self-conscious political and cultural community.” This statement is relevant even today.

Cultural heterogeneity has always influenced Ukraine’s national identity and statecraft. Throughout history, Ukraine’s geographic location in the “corridor” between Europe and Asia naturally contributed to the decentralization of governance and to social diversity. In this light, Lysiak Rudnytsky emphasizes the varied political and economic experience acquired by different regions of Ukraine under the rule, at one time or another, of Poland, Hungary, Turkey, and Muscovy. He also points at the variable historical development of Ukraine’s different regions; for instance, the Black Sea steppes became populated only in the early eighteenth century, which made their political culture different from that of both Right-Bank (Polish-ruled) and Left-Bank (Russian-ruled) Ukraine. Finally, he highlights the connection—or relative absence—of the Ukrainian national elites to the common people, the collision of “nationalist” and “populist” political thinking, Cossack[1] liberties and the serfdom experience, and other diversifying factors. All of these had their own particular significant influence on the academic discussions of Ukraine during Lysiak Rudnytsky’s time in the 1960s. And as of today, they continue to underlie Ukraine’s lack of “feeling of state.”

The Madness of the West

This is a great example of what Eastern Europeans talk about when they reference the cultural decline of the West.

Posie Parker has been investigated by police and received multiple death threats because:
– She spoke against parents castrating a 16 year old to help him “transition”
– She recognizes violence against women in Pakistan
– She doesn’t believe a man can become a woman

(Dec 2019) Trump refuses to back recognition of Armenian genocide after Erdogan threat

Donald Trump’s administration has rejected a US Senate resolution recognising the Armenian genocide, just a day after Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to recognise the killing of Native Americans in retaliation.

The Senate measure was rejected by the State Department on Tuesday, with a spokesperson for the department indicating that US position on the matter did not change.

“The position of the Administration has not changed,” said spokesperson Morgan Ortagus, in a statement to the Hill. “Our views are reflected in the President’s definitive statement on the issue from last April.”

The US Senate had passed a resolution unanimously last week to recognise the Armenian genocide as a matter of foreign policy, in a rare showing of bipartisanship on a deeply divisive issue and in spite of the Trump administration’s objections. It marked the first time that the US Congress had formally designated the 1915 killings of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire as a genocide.

Kyiv has the third worst traffic in Europe

🔵Kyiv has the third worst traffic in Europe, after Moscow and Istanbul, according to a new ranking by TomTom, the Dutch satellite navigation company. In a ranking of 416 cities around the world, Kyiv placed 12th, Odessa 18th, Kharkiv 29th; and Dnipro 47th. Kyiv’s worst traffic of the year could well be this evening. During 2019, the slowest traffic was on Thursday evenings, between 18:00 and 19:30. Kyiv’s worst traffic jams last year were on Jan. 23.

American prisoners of war who refused to return to America at the end of the Korean War, 1960s

In September, however, 23 American prisoners of war also refused repatriation, sparking a nationwide debate among journalists, politicians, military officials, psychiatrists, and the soldiers themselves. During a 90-day cooling off period, the GIs were held in the neutral zone at Panmunjom, but only two changed their minds in response to entreaties by U.S. officials and letters from the GIs’ families.

The commonly accepted reason at the time was that they were brainwashed while held prisoner. This was effectively confirmed by 149 other POWs held by the Chinese/North Koreans who “reported that their captors had waged a systematic effort to break down their beliefs and entice them to collaborate”

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Once in China the soldiers were sent to a collective farm to work. Within 1.5 years three of them ran away and sought refuge at the British Embassy in Peking. By 1958, 7 more of the soldiers had left China. By 1966, only two remained in China.

Haunted Painting of Ukrainian artist

The story goes that artist Svetlana Telets painted the painting in less than 5 hours and felt during them hours that a hand was guiding her.

The painting was put on the market but was quickly brought back which occurred several times by different purchasers of it.

It now hangs in the Vinnytsia salon “Merckx-furniture” on the streets of Kiev.

Customers who visit the shop today claim that sometimes you can catch the painting smiling and to some there is often a glance of anger.

Svetlana stated she felt as if someone was always with her and one day she had the urge draw and believes she captured who watches over her :

”I always felt like someone was watching me. I always drove such thoughts away. Then, one day, by the way it wasn’t a rainy day at all, I was sitting in front of a blank canvas and thought of what I could draw.

Suddenly I saw clearly the contours of a woman. Her face, colours, shades.. I saw every detail of the image. I started to draw it, as if someone drove my hand over the paper. In fine hours I managed to finish it.”

The reports from the first purchasers

The first purchaser was a lonely businesswoman, she hung it on the wall in her bedroom and after two weeks, Svetlana got a call late at night from the lady stating

“ Please take it back, I can’t sleep! It feels like there is someone else in my apartment beside me!! I even took it off the wall and hid it behind the cupboard, but still I have this feeling ”

The second purchaser, a young man bought the painting. He too couldn’t stand it. He brought it back to the artist without even taking his money back. He said he kept dreaming of and complained that every night there was a shadow of the woman walking around, he stated that it was sending him mad and he was extremely afraid of it.

The third was a male, he was completely sceptical and didnt what was rumoured to be happening with it at all but he quickly returned it when he started to see the lady in the paintings white eyes everywhere he also claimed to have intense headaches while being in the room with it.

Many believe the painting is evil and is curse but the artist herself disagrees and has optimized views on it.

She stated:
I’m sure that every picture is born for some particular person. I believe that for my “ Woman “ also there is a person. I understand that many of you don’t need this grief in your eyes. It’s just not an interior decoration. I’m sure there is some one who looks for it, as it looks for that someone.