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Searching for free market philosophies in Ukraine.

Please don’t confuse this for thinking that the people in Blue want to join Russia. There are surveys about that. It’s about 15%. The people in the blue areas depicted in these maps voted for parties like the Party of Regions or the Communists.



UPDATE: story here:


@Ukroblogger · 11h 11 hours ago

#Smila, #Ukraine: #Ukrainians outgunned, encircled. Hasn’t our top brass learned ANYTHING fr #Ilovaisk?


З 32 блокпоста з-під Сміли привезли тіла загиблих. Це вперше сепаратисти дозволили хлопцям з нацгвардії вивезти своїх. Шукали загиблих по мінному полю. Скільки тіл вивезли – точно не знають, тільки 4 цілих -це три айдарівці, котрі минулої неділі проривались до 32 блокпоста та один з командирів самих нацгвардійців, котрий загинув 2 тижні тому, решта- це останки тіл – 5 або 6. На те, щоб вивезти убитих з заблокованого блокпоста сепаратисти дали годину часу, і як гарантію того, що хлопці відвізши тіла повернуться – взяли в заручники двох нацгвардійців. Усьому ж 32 блокпосту висунули ультиматум: вийти зеленим коридором до 12 ночі з цієї території. Інакше поїдуть на блокпост танками. Загалом нацгвардійці і десантники 80 аеромобільної бригади, що там стоять зафіксувли біля Смілого 22 танки сепаратистів, 2 гради, розвернуті в їхній бік, а також машину повну протипіхотних мін -листочків. Усе поле навколо 32 блокпоста сепаратисти замінували.
Зараз проти наших бійців стоять солдати псковського полку з Росії, сербські найманці, представники “всевиликого войска донского” і місцеві сепаратисти. Українські вояки не мають їжі, води та теплого одягу. Вчора вперше за два тижні сепаратисти пропустили машину зі ста літрами води, а також дозволили провезти макарони, все інше з провізії, котру передавали нашим воякам – лнрівці забрали собі.
Українські бійці від вищого командування мають лише один наказ: триматися, вогонь відкривати вони можуть лише у відповідь та й то – зі стрілкової зброї – і це проти лнрівських танків. Бійці не розуміють свого завдання на 32 блокпосту, пояснюють, що утримують всього півтора кілометра дороги і це безглуздо. А коли хтось намагається прорватися до них з провізією, то їх одразу обстрілюють і бійці гинуть так до них і не діставшись. Нацгвардійці хочуть вийти в зелений коридор і навіть вже не бояться звинувачень в дезертирстві.
Анастасія Станко / Костянтин Реуцький


Of the 32 roadblocks from the Smila brought the bodies. This is the first time allowed the separatists guys from natshvardiyi take her. Searched killed in a minefield. How many bodies were taken – not exactly know just as much as 4 -This three aydarivtsi who last Sunday broke 32 checkpoints and one of the commanders themselves natshvardiytsiv who died two weeks ago, the rest are the remains of bodies – 5 or 6. In fact, to take out the dead from a locked checkpoint separatists given hour, and as a guarantee that the guys after taking the body back – took hostage two natshvardiytsiv. To all 32 checkpoint is put forward an ultimatum: get out of the green corridor up to 12 nights in this area. Otherwise, go to checkpoint tanks. Overall natshvardiytsi 80 paratroopers and air crews that there are zafiksuvly boldly about 22 tanks separatists 2 deg, carried in their direction, as well as a car full of landmines -lystochkiv. All right around 32 roadblocks separatists mined.

Now against our soldiers are soldiers of the regiment Pskov Russian Serbian mercenaries by the “vsevylykoho troops donskoho” and local separatists. Ukrainian soldiers have no food, water or warm clothes. Yesterday for the first time in two weeks separatists missed the car out of a hundred liters of water, and allow to smuggle pasta, the rest of the provisions, which passed our soldiers – lnrivtsi took ourselves.

Ukrainian soldiers from the high command have only one mandate: to keep, to open fire, they can only answer, and then – with small arms – and against lnrivskyh tanks. Soldiers do not understand their job to checkpoint 32, explains that hold just a mile the road and it’s pointless. And when someone tries to break them with provisions, they immediately fired and killed the soldiers as to them and not reaching. Natshvardiytsi want to go to the green corridor and even longer afraid of charges of desertion.

Lviv Dialect Quiz

October 28th, 2014

the Nicene Creed

October 26th, 2014

I’m memorizing this prayer (, a version of the Nicene Creed, in preparation for becoming a god father. :)

A wedding in the Soviet Union

October 25th, 2014


by Ihor Kolesnik

Half-Ukrainian, Taiho Koki was the 48th yokozuna in the Japanese sumo wrestling & regarded as best sumo wrestler of the post-war period


Built before writing was invented, the temple is about 60 by 20 meters (197 by 66 feet) in size. It was a “two-story building made of wood and clay surrounded by a galleried courtyard,” the upper floor divided into five rooms, write archaeologists Nataliya Burdo and Mykhailo Videiko in a copy of a presentation they gave recently at the European Association of Archaeologists’ annual meeting in Istanbul, Turkey.

Inside the temple, archaeologists found the remains of eight clay platforms, which may have been used as altars, the finds suggested. A platform on the upper floor contains “numerous burnt bones of lamb, associated with sacrifice,” write Burdo and Videiko, of the Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The floors and walls of all five rooms on the upper floor were “decorated by red paint, which created [a] ceremonial atmosphere.”

he ground floor contains seven additional platforms and a courtyard riddled with animal bones and pottery fragments, the researchers found.

Massive settlement

The temple, which was first detected in 2009, is located in a prehistoric settlement near modern-day Nebelivka. Recent research using geophysical survey indicates the prehistoric settlement is 238 hectares (588 acres), almost twice the size of the modern-day National Mall in Washington, D.C. It contained more than 1,200 buildings and nearly 50 streets.

A number of other prehistoric sites, of similar size, have been found in Ukraine and other parts of Eastern Europe. These sites are sometimes referred to as belonging to the “Trypillian” culture, a modern-day name. The name is derived from the village of Trypillia in Ukraine, where artifacts of this ancient culture were first discovered.

Archaeologists found that when this prehistoric settlement was abandoned, its structures, including the newly discovered temple, were burnt down, something that commonly occurred at other Trypillian culture sites.

A community “Overheard in Torez” on the Russian social network Vkontakte, numbering over 11 000 members (out of the 57 000 pre-war population), consists of member-submitted news and questions which offer an invaluable insight into everyday life in occupied territory.

The airport has two separatists came to our destroyed tank. One climbed under it, and the other walked around to the right to hide behind the tank. We started throwing grenades. The one that made the rounds on the right, died immediately. The first continued to shoot back. I walked around the building and walked to the other side. Killed him, climbed on a tank to pick up the PKM. And at this point, the rear left our tank. My radio has remained under the shattered wall of the airport. Then we found out that the tankers have to shoot the tank because the separatists under it. … Let’s just say it was the most terrible event in my life. Tank began shooting. By some miracle managed to survive “. Cobra (21 year) and Plum (18 years). Two friends. Pravoseki. The first went to war, and the second decided to go with it. Doctors-rocket launcher. With RPG and medical bags in hand are fighting on the front lines. Plum-second room, recharges while the Cobra shoots. Interview with the young defenders of the Donetsk airport. Soon on ЛІГА.net.

В аэропорту два сепаратиста подошли к нашему подбитому танку. Один залез под него, а второй обошел с правой стороны, чтобы прикрыться танком. Мы начали забрасывать гранатами. Тот, который обошел справа, умер сразу. Первый продолжал отстреливаться. Я обошел здание и зашел с другой стороны. Убил его, залез под танк, чтобы забрать ПКМ. И в этот момент сзади выехал наш танк. Моя рация осталась под разрушенной стеной аэропорта. Потом мы узнали, что танкистам дали задачу выстрелить по танку, потому что под ним сепаратисты… Скажем так, это было самое страшное событие в моей жизни. Танк начал стрелять. Каким-то чудом удалось выжить”.

Кобра (21 год) и Слива (18 лет). Два друга. Правосеки. Первый пошел на войну, а второй решил пойти с ним. Медики-гранатометчики. С РПГ и медицинскими сумками в руках бьются на передовой. Слива – второй номер, перезаряжает, пока Кобра стреляет. Видели бы вы, как тепло этих парней встречали старшие киборги и почтительно отходили в сторону при появлении камеры: “Нет-нет, снимайте их. Вот они – герои, настоящие”. Интервью с самыми юными защитниками Донецкого аэропорта. В ближайшее время на ЛІГА.net.

27 seats for local MPs in new #Ukraine parliament will be saved for territories that are now under separatists’ control

#Communist Party of #Ukraine runs our ☭ cells ‘on the other side,’ says ☭ chief in #Russian-occupied #Donetsk

(Пресс-конференция Председателя Президиума ВС ДНР Бориса Литвинова и депутатов Гос Думы РФ часть 1-я)


He now holds the 109th place with a fortune of $ 10.5 billion.

From the beginning, Akhmetov has lost 18% or $ 2.4 billion. Main drop fell on the last three months, that is the most active phase of the ATO in the East of Ukraine. Back in August, he was the ranking of the 88 th position with a capital of $ 12.8 billion. Certain role in this was played by the fall in commodity markets crisis – the state of the Indian Iron and Steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal is also decreased.

Forbes, a leading calculate your state capitalists, has not revised its rating. In May 2014, he assessed the state of Akhmetov’s $ 11.2 billion versus $ 15.4 billion in 2013.

Russian language original:

Before joining the European Union, each adopted laws on trade, judiciary, human rights. As a result, they became democracies. This was “democracy promotion” working as it never has before or since. . . .

This project is incorrectly “remembered” as the result of American “triumphalism” that somehow humiliated Russia by bringing Western institutions into its rickety neighborhood. This thesis is usually based on revisionist history promoted by the current Russian regime — and it is wrong.

For the record: No treaties prohibiting NATO expansion were ever signed with Russia. No promises were broken. Nor did the impetus for NATO expansion come from a “triumphalist” Washington. . . .

No NATO bases were placed in the new member states, and until 2013 no exercises were conducted there. A Russia-NATO agreement in 1997 promised no movement of nuclear installations. A NATO-Russia Council was set up in 2002. In response to Russian objections, Ukraine and Georgia were, in fact, denied NATO membership plans in 2008.

Meanwhile, not only was Russia not “humiliated” during this era, it was given de facto “great power” status, along with the Soviet seat on the U.N. Security Council and Soviet embassies. Russia also received Soviet nuclear weapons, some transferred from Ukraine in 1994 in exchange for Russian recognition of Ukraine’s borders. . . .

Why didn’t we move NATO bases eastward a decade ago? Our failure to do so has now led to a terrifying plunge of confidence in Central Europe. Countries once eager to contribute to the alliance are now afraid. A string of Russian provocations unnerve the Baltic region: the buzzing of Swedish airspace, the kidnapping of an Estonian security officer.

Our mistake was not to humiliate Russia but to underrate Russia’s revanchist, revisionist, disruptive potential.

Wouldn’t be the first time Moscow rewrote its history.

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