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Before And After: Kievís Independence Square After Ukrainian Riots
Bored Panda ^ | 2/19/2014

Posted on 02/20/2014 6:37:11 PM PST by Pan_Yan

This striking composite photo from the riots in Ukraine helps put the extreme devastation occurring in Kiev right now into perspective. The lighter image on the left is of Independence Square in Kiev before the riots and the seemingly post-apocalyptic half of the image was taken in the same square by Olga Yakimovich for Reuters on Feb. 19th.

(via: Imgur)


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; History
KEYWORDS: kiev; ukraine
The picture is worth taking a look at. It looks like a movie prop which makes it all the more stunning.
1 posted on 02/20/2014 6:37:11 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Looks like the EU is pushing the buttons...and they will do nothing for the Ukraine in the long run.


2 posted on 02/20/2014 6:51:54 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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Why is it I feel as if the Ukraine is better off siding with Russia?


3 posted on 02/20/2014 7:23:50 PM PST by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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Wow! It's rather sobering to think that I was walking around that pedestal in early November of last year less that a couple of weeks before the protests started. The building on the left is a shopping mall.


4 posted on 02/20/2014 7:24:39 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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Pan_Yan Looks like the EU is pushing the buttons...and they will do nothing for the Ukraine in the long run.

They're not. Western Ukrainians hate Russians. It's not even safe to speak Russian in much of the western part of Ukraine.

5 posted on 02/20/2014 7:27:44 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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Why is it I feel as if the Ukraine is better off siding with Russia?

Thanks to the Holodomor, that would be like Israel agreeing to become a client state of Germany. Maybe I'm mistaken, but I suspect after an event like that, countries can agree to let bygones be bygones, but the relationship is irretrievably soured for a long time. The Hundred Years War, which took out half of the French population over its course, arguably resulted in centuries of bad blood, amounting to hatred at times, between France and Britain that only came to an end after Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo.

6 posted on 02/20/2014 7:52:19 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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The pillar in this picture is the center of where officials were seated for the November 6, 2013 celebration of the 70th anniversary of the eviction of the Germans in WWII.


7 posted on 02/20/2014 8:10:24 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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Thanks to the Holodomor, that would be like Israel agreeing to become a client state of Germany.

If Germany had never been held to account for its war crimes. Communists were never tried for crimes against humanity after the Cold War the way NAZI's were tried at Neuremberg after WWII.

8 posted on 02/20/2014 8:32:15 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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Why is it I feel as if the Ukraine is better off siding with Russia?

I'll be honest, even though this has been brewing as a major story for a while now I haven't kept up with it the way I should. It looks like lots of outside people have decided what's best for Ukraine and poured resources into making this some kind of proxy fight where no one is going to win.

9 posted on 02/21/2014 4:36:32 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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