Here’s a fact: many Russians live in Kyiv. Indeed many Russians live across all of Ukraine, and to see a Russian-plated car is not uncommon. Ninety-nine point nine per cent of the time these people are simply guests in the country who are required to abide by the laws and entitled to live a peaceful life here. On 9 May, a few cretinous orcs decided to douse one Russian resident of the capital with a green antiseptic fluid, mixed with feces. The gentleman in question heads the Kyiv branch of a Russian agency promoting science and culture and had been observing the annual traditions of honouring Soviet war dead at the time the attack happened.
The victim, Konstantin Vorobyov, may or may not have sympathies with Russia’s actions against Ukraine, but that’s not the point. If this handful of young folk are themselves concerned enough about Russia’s actions, the correct place for them to vent their anger is alongside the brave men and women on the frontline, not in Kyiv, not through vigilantism, and certainly not through mob force. The recruiting office is open 9-5, Monday through Friday. Want to show you’re big and strong? Go and serve your country properly. Bullying and intimidation are the tactics of cowards.
In an effort to do more to promote Ukraine, the government just announced a new logo and slogan that will attempt to brand the country as a destination of choice for investors, tourists, and anybody else who might want to realise the potential of the country. Cool. To assist the authorities in their promo campaign, […]
Ukraine’s aim of 18 June conference It’s long past time for Syrians and Ukrainians to unite to stop the wars in their countries and work more closely together to persuade the rest of the world to put greater pressure on Russia, the imperial power which has caused so much death and destruction in these two […]
Talk of the town, Champions League final, and here’s one more little-known bit that you may be interested in: the entertainment to calm the nerves of the fans in the stadium on the 26th will be provided by English singer/songwriter Dua Lipa! No doubt she will perform hits New Rules and IDGAF while those seated […]
The top films in Ukrainian cinema were honoured last month at Ukraine’s own version of the Academy Awards (Golden Dzygas). Cyborgs, the $2 million USD film recounting the heroic defence of the Donetsk International Airport, was the big winner of the night, winning Best Picture, Best Actor (Vyacheslav Dovzhenko), Best Supporting Actor (Victor Zhdanov), Best […]