Skip to comments.Ukraine: Violent clashes in Kharkiv leave dozens injured (Eastern Ukraine Seceding)
Posted on 03/01/2014 3:14:54 PM PST by BurningOak
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If they try it will be "Lwów" again.
“...T34 was, and remains a legend...”
Yes indeed, and some of the number produced were made in Kharkov.
And American suspension and a variant of a BMW diesel engine. The T-34/76 fared well against the Panzer IV but it took the T-34/85 to give the Soviets a tank that could handle the Tiger and its 88mm MA.
Very interesting. How do your in-laws feel about the Bandera followers?
My wife’s grandfather was Red Army all the way from the Volga to Berlin. Her other grandfather was captured by the Germans in Sevastopol. While Ukraine had its Vlasov and Bandera and others who went to the German side even the Russians had those who went to the German side and today there are many skinheads in Russia who scream such things as “Russia for Russians”.
My wife believes in honoring those who fought against the Germans even though her family suffered under Stalin with some sent to the gulag at Solovki near the Arctic Circle. Many in the Red Army had mixed feelings such as Alexander Solzhenitsyn who served the Red Army faithfully in spite of his cynicism toward Russia’s supreme commander.
“My wife believes in honoring those who fought against the Germans”
And she is right.
The heroism of the Red Army military is indisputable.
They had millions of casualties, but won.
They fought like lions.
Even women fought on the front.
Maj. Lyudmila M. Pavlichenko was the top-scoring woman sniper of all time, with 309 confirmed kills, of which 36 were enemy snipers. Wounded in June 1942, she was pulled out of combat and sent on a tour of the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain, becoming the first Soviet citizen welcomed at the White House by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Woody Guthrie even wrote her a song.
Putin won’t be happy with a half a country.
My bet is that he's only interested in the half that wants him.
What a surprise, a pinko fellow traveler extolling a commie sniper in song.
You know, I forget the lyrics to Woodie Guthrie's song about Audie Murphy. Know where I might find them?
Yea, but we're loading the military up with gay people. That should make us much more formidable than ever before.
“We’ll scratch your eyes out!”
And she was from the heart of the Ukraine. Names ending in “ko” are usually Ukrainian in origin.
When the German Army arrived in the Eastern Ukraine they were probably surprised to see more blue eyes and blonde hair than most German towns have per capita.
if it starts looking grim half our soldiers will get pregnant and even some of them that aren’t really female....
Woody Guthrie - Miss Pavlichenko
Wonder if Comrade Guthrie was praising the Red Army when they were invading Poland, the Baltics and Finland in 1939-40?
“And she was from the heart of the Ukraine. Names ending in ko are usually Ukrainian in origin.”
Pavlichenko moved to Kiev with her family at the age of fourteen, where she joined a shooting club and developed into a sharpshooter.
In June 1941, 24-year old Pavlichenko was studying history at the Kiev University when Nazi Germany began its invasion of the Soviet Union.
Pavlichenko fought for about two and a half months near Odessa, where she recorded 187 kills. When the Germans gained control of Odessa, her unit was pulled to be sent to Sevastopol on the Crimean Peninsula. In May 1942, Lieutenant Pavlichenko was cited by the Southern Army Council for killing 257 German soldiers.
Have not the faintest idea.
“There are nearly open borders, so thousands of Russians came to cause the commotion,,,,”
Interesting,,, and why would the border between Ukraine and Russia be so open? That indicates a high level of comfort.
Ah, but they will have the EU, and secular Western values.
So by necessity in that scenario Kiev would remain under Russian control...interesting.
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