Skip to comments.Pro-Russian demonstrators burn books, storm buildings in eastern Ukraine
Posted on 03/16/2014 2:38:00 PM PDT by No One Special
Pro-Russian demonstrators in eastern Ukraine smashed their way into public buildings and burned Ukrainian-language books on Sunday in further protests following two deadly clashes in the region last week.
Protests, some several thousand strong, spread to Russian-speaking southern districts as Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, under the control of the Russian military for two weeks, voted in a referendum on joining Russia.
In Kharkiv, Reuters Television footage showed pro-Russian activists scaling an iron gate, smashing a van and breaking into the offices of a Ukrainian cultural center. Two policemen stood nearby, examining the van.
The footage then showed young men seizing Ukrainian-language books, including a volume devoted to the 1932-1933 man-made famine in Soviet Ukraine, which killed from 7-10 million people.
"Do you see what they print here?" one activist said to another.
The activists then took the books into the street and set them alight in small bonfires...
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History is also being erased in the US. Surely you know that. Our kids have no idea of American history.
So...what is new?
Erasing history...sure signs of Marxism’s return and creating the new Soviet man. Lovely. Oh well, cold war back in progress thanks to the morons in Washington D.C. Where’s Ronald Reagan when you need him?
We need to resurrect Reagan ASAP. No time to waste!
Oh Well, Lets Laugh at her Anyway, she is an Idiot you know. Several Conservatives have told me that.
Kristalnacht , all over again.
...kind of like, oh, say, stories about Obama’s daughters get erased from the internet?
Kind of like, oh, say, people whose children were killed in Benghazi are ignored by the media?
People who are facing increased premiums, or are being dropped by the insurance companies or denied coverage are kind of like this, no?
Back in 2008, Palin probably had no idea that McCain and Obama were working for the same master.
See, they are in agreement. LOL
You can't burn a Kindle,
Like you can an old tome,
So they're left there on their own,
In the early morning rain.
Bbut I thought after this POS was elected the world would be healed!
(with all due respect to excrement)
Kind of like the Ghost Dance among the 19th century Plains Indians.
Putin is not a Marxist.
The people of Ukraine should be able to join whatever country they damn well please without over half of the world trying to meddle with their choices.
If I was Ukrainian I’d want to join Russia too. They’ve been living in a sh1thole for the past 20 years.
10,000,000 Ukrainians were murdered in th Holodomor and that history was erased once before. It can be erased again.
Ever hear of the Holodomor?
Perhaps the Russians, Russian speakers, Communists, and those nolstalgic for the days of the Soviet Union who are living in Ukraine want back into Russia. Most of those in the West, though, do not.
And as far as Putin is concerned, he is a hardline Soviet leader and Communist with an image team and a makeover.
Yes, but what’s your point? Should the US taxpayers have to feed the Ukranians now so they don’t join Russia and become an EU gay state instead?
Here’s what I don’t get.
We have a situation where the people of that area have made a conscious choice to vote for the lesser of what they consider two evils, both of which are at best, Socialist, at worst, Marxist.
This has greatly upset a number of Freepers who made the conscious choice to vote for what they considered to be the lesser of two evils in the last election, both of which were at best, Socialist, at worst, Marxist.
And no one seems to notice the inherent hypocrisy.
Putin may be a czarist but he is not a communist.
He rebuilt all the churches destroyed during the soviet era and built new ones all over Russia. I respectfuly suggest that you dont know what you are talking about.
I am surprised that anyone woould want to return to rule by a power that killed millions of my countrymen.
He is a Russian Nationalist who wants Russia to be a world power. In and of itself, I have no qualms with that. A powerful Russia can be a stabilizing influence in the world, especially in the Middle East.
I don’t think Putin is stupid enough to directly threaten NATO states.
Indeed. But we will play. Because no one thinks.
“lets play global thermonuclear war” I loved that movie.
That is the most important point in this IMO. Most of the world has repeatedly proven it cannot govern itself. 47 plus percent of America has done likewise. And global chaos always results.
History is filled with examples of power abhorring a vacuum. Dosent make it ‘fair’ or ‘just’. Just ‘true’.
Ally Sheedy was a cutie back then.
Russia is our enemy.
I think Islam is our enemy, and we need to unite with Russia to fight it.
Yes. Youth is a wonderful thing.
I think that Islam and Russia are our enemies.
You have to admit that the O regime trying to reignite the Cold War has taken the eye off the Islam ball
The enemy is within the gates.
Then nuke them. Why wait? Isn’t that what you do to enemies? Kill them off?
Otherwise it’s just reciting hollow propaganda. They are not our friend. That’s for sure. But they do not directly threaten America. I’ll look to the founders for advice on ‘Foreign entanglements’.
Show me where I suggested nuking Russia. Otherwise, I believe that you are either mistaking me for someone else, or befuddled.
I think you are right.
I think that islam and Russia and Soros and the EU and homosexual moral nihilists are all our enemies.
We have many enemies.
You didn’t and I didn’t suggest you did.
My point is that everyone is running around screaming “Cold War!” and “Russia is the Enemy”. Well, that presents a choice. We go on war footing and get rid of the problem...or stop making mountains out of molehills.
It is a fact that the majority of Crimeians WANT reunification because they trust the EU less than Russia. That does not make Russia an enemy. It’s a fact that Obama had our state dept over there sticking their brilliant foreign policy in places it ought not be.
If Russia has again become in fact an enemy, hypothetically, why would that be? You ready to send your kids to nuclear death? I’m not. When Russia presents a clear danger to us, I will be. We ain’t close to there unless WE push it.
What I’m saying is people need to put some actual thought into this before spouting 50 year old memes.
Russia is not my enemy...The fact they want to be a player on the world stage should not in and of itself make them an enemy...Now if they start threatening NATO countries, then we’ll talk.
I can agree with that.
Good. Give them back to Poland, or better, Austria.
+1. The beginning of wisdom.
Wilson's progressivism has caused 100 years of bloodshed which, at it's peaks consumed 100 million human lives.
How much trouble did the Arabs cause when the Sultan was around to kick ass?
Or that guy Carter abandoned? So many examples and yet they all go ignored.
All of the work that he, Margaret Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II to end communism looks like it was all in vain because there are no world leaders today who have the strength and determination to stand up to the Russian bear. Obama, Cameron, and Pope Francis can’t hold a candle to their predecessors. The Gipper, Maggie, and JP II were a major league all star team on the world stage. The people we have today are little league at best, and it’s a sad day when the free world has to admit the strongest leader is a former KGB office and a bonafide, card carrying communist.
The blame lies with the voters who voted for these fools we have today.
Step one of that Diplomacy is not have a Pill Pedaling Homo President working against the U.S.A's best interests.
Now their is next to nothing we can go.
We should have (and still should) do what Sarah Palin said and that is Drill our our own Fossil Fuels. That will give us much needed cash and help undercut the Russian's Enormous Profits they are getting.
But as you said Norm, we won't because no one thinks.
And Barry had lots of help. There are a lot of psychotics in the GOP that back his adventures in foreign policy who flatly refuse to fight him and Sierra/Greenpeace on energy issues here at home.
Lesser evils my Lilly white arse.
Very bad move on Putin’s part. This is going wind up being a shooting war. It may play well with the Rusky nationalists but not with the satelites and once the nationalists he’s using to clain he wants to re-capture their “lost territory” figure out it’s all about the money and who is getting it and they ain’t. Putin and Russia will lose big time. Meantime millions killed .
We can’t see exactly what was burned. I see reports that these were not books, but Right Sector (fascist party) leaflets found in the building. No way to verify, however.
Well there’s lots of liberal elitists that are hoping to see more than mere millions gone for enviro/economic reasons. And there are lots of liberal elitists that don’t like getting their own hands dirty. Often the same people actually. Oh...and they are holding the reins of power in several nuclear armed countries.
And before anyone screams “Tinfoil!” as yourselves if you would trust your family’s life to the possibility it is ‘tinfoil’.