I think the Grey on the right are Ukrainians, invaded many times over, the ashes of Kyivan Rus.
Soldering is not actually the most dangerous job. But societies who don’t honor their warriors get replaced by societies that do.
The prime minister of Poland has launched a blistering attack on the “political elites” of Europe in the wake of the Manchester terror attack, warning the continent must put in place “strong politicians” willing to tackle the threat or risk “crying over your children”.
Swedish wiki page for Swedes in 2012:
>Swedes are an ethnic group native to Sweden, with descendants living in many other countries, primarily Finland, Estonia and the other Nordic countries, as well as the United States. Swedes originated from various Scandinavian tribes inhabiting what is today the country of Sweden.
Wiki page in 2017:
>”Swedes” is a term used to denote individuals, depending on the definition, with an association to Sweden. Whether or not an ethnic group called “Swedes” exist is dubious, and can in various contexts be linked to extreme ring-wing concepts of race and biological heritage.
Cautiously optimistic that this isn’t consolidation of power.
While most national flags represent lofty concepts like fraternity, courage, patriotism, etc, Ukraine’s blue over yellow flag, perhaps reflective of our demeanor, is simply the sky over fields of wheat.
So we need something more serious when the shit hits the fan.
The red and black flag is an old Kozak flag representing blood on the earth. It was also used by Ukrainian partisans during WWII who fought both the Nazi and Soviet Armies, and resisted the Soviets into the mid 1950s.
Religion in Ukraine (Razumkov 2016 survey)
Eastern Orthodox (65.4%)
25% Orthodoxy of the Kievan Patriarchate
21.2% just Orthodox
15% Orthodoxy of the Moscovian Patriarchate
1.8% Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church
2% other types of Orthodoxy
Just Christian (7.1%)
Greek Catholic (6.5%)
Roman Catholic (1.0%)
Not affiliated with these religions (16.3%)
Other religion (0.2%)
Turn on English subtitles.
The head of Ukraine’s Institute for National Memory, Volodymyr Vyatrovych, is attempting to follow model of Nazi persecutions and go after, Boris Steckler, a 94-year-old ex-NKVD agent who murdered the Ukrainian nationalist artist who made decorations for the Ukrainian nationalist resistance to the Soviet regime. Volodymyr immediately got accused of anti-semitism, even though it was nowhere in his accusation.
In an unprecedented move, Ukrainian authorities are opening a criminal investigation into 94-year-old Jewish WWII hero, Col. Boris Steckler, who is accused of having killed a Nazi collaborator.
Ukraine’s prosecutor general has opened a murder investigation against a 94-year-old Jewish Red Army veteran over the 1952 killing of a nationalist insurgent who has been accused of collaborating with Nazis.
The case comes amid a “decommunisation” campaign by the Ukrainian government, which has celebrated nationalist groups who fought the Soviets. If charged, the veteran could face a prison sentence.
The prosecutor general opened the investigation into the “intentional killing of two or more people on the territory of Rivne region in March 1952 by members of the administration of the state security ministry”, according to a copy of a letter posted on the website of the National Human Rights Centre, an organisation which has assisted nationalists facing prosecution.
The website said the case was that of Nil Khasevych, a member of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UIA) who, along with two other fighters, was killed by Soviet security forces in a standoff at that place and time.
Incidentally, Russia, which in certain circles portrays itself as a great ally of nationalists, is usually the first to throw around accusations of nazism and anti-semitism when there’s any expression of national pride or identity in Eastern Europe.
Huge! Ukraine to block access to Russian Social networks and other sites: https://meduza.io/en/news/2017/05/16/ukraine-blocks-access-to-russian-websites-yandex-vk-and-odnoklassniki
(They are run by the FSB.)
What percentage of Ukrainians use these sites?
A marble nine-foot monument of President Ronald Reagan is set to be unveiled May 10 in Bulgaria’s capital city of Sofia. The monument, which transpired with key input and advice from Young America’s Foundation and the Reagan Ranch, was erected in order to honor President Reagan’s critical contribution to the country’s liberation from communism. The ceremony honoring Ronald Reagan will take place at the entrance to Sofia’s famed South Park, one of the largest green spaces in the city. The idea was first forwarded by Konstantin Aradbadzhiez, former mayor of Sofia, and approved by municipal officials in February of 2014. The Bulgarian people revere President Reagan for spearheading international efforts to topple the Soviet bloc, ushering in their transition to democratic rule.
Skeptics who believe a border wall will not stop illegals from entering the United States may want to look at what’s happening in Hungary.
On the day its border fence was completed, the influx of illegals entering Hungary went down from 6,353 one day to 870 the next. For the remainder of that month, illegal border crossings were steadily below 40 per day, officials said.
“They don’t even try,” a local border guard told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “We haven’t had a Syrian in six months.”
Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s pledge to stop illegals from flowing into the country appears to be a spectacular success.
Hungary’s 96-mile long, 14-foot tall double-line fence includes several layers of razor-wire capable of delivering electric shocks. The barrier features cameras, heat sensors and loudspeakers ready to tell migrants they’re about to break Hungarian law if they as much as touch the fence, the April 30 Daily Caller report said.
No matter what your ideology, if you’re a protester in the West, Russia is indeed your friend.