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Real news from inside the Ukraine protests (Warning= graphic and real)
elenafilatova.com ^ | march 2014 | Filatova Elena Vladimirovna

Posted on 03/06/2014 2:16:58 PM PST by Baynative

Uprising began at the end of November 2013 when president failed to sign European Union Association Agreement. There were few hundred pro-EU protesters on the streets and police moved on them. In a next few days many students and journalists were beaten up and all country learned about police beating peaceful protesters. Thanks God we have freedom of speech in Ukraine which we won 9 years ago at Orange Revolution

(Excerpt) Read more at elenafilatova.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: eu; maydan; protests; russia; ukraine; ukrainecrisis; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko
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The translation is a bit rough and the photos are disturbingly graphic. But, read on to get right down in the Maydan (square) and live the unfiltered story of what it is like to put your life on for freedom.
1 posted on 03/06/2014 2:16:58 PM PST by Baynative
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Elena Vladimirovna Filatova (Russian: born 1974 in Ukraine, Soviet Union) is a Ukrainian motorcyclist and photographer who uses the online nickname “KiddOfSpeed”. In 2004, she gained internet fame after publishing online a photo-essay presented as solo motorcycle rides through Chernobyl’s zone of alienation.


2 posted on 03/06/2014 2:17:45 PM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: Baynative
put your life on the line for freedom.
3 posted on 03/06/2014 2:18:42 PM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: maggief; caww; Jim Robinson; kristinn

FYI


4 posted on 03/06/2014 2:22:27 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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"On photo some kid passing by bodies of dead boys killed by police fire arms on February 18 in downtown in Kiev. I bet this image will haunt him for the rest of his days."


"Bunch of policemen captured and beaten by protesters. Particulary those policemen were beaten up for throwing grenades down from roof of 5 store building into crowd of people.
Every time protesters captured police they had to release them and after police had captured protesters they were throwing them to jail."

5 posted on 03/06/2014 2:25:23 PM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: Baynative

Another country with an unarmed populace.


6 posted on 03/06/2014 2:30:36 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Baynative

Bookmark


7 posted on 03/06/2014 2:30:37 PM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Baynative

I have been going to this site for months. Actually, I started going back when she posted pictures of Chernobyl years ago. It is a good site to keep up with the news from The Ukraine.


8 posted on 03/06/2014 2:32:00 PM PST by MamaB
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To: Baynative

BFL...


9 posted on 03/06/2014 2:34:24 PM PST by NELSON111
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To: Army Air Corps

Yeah, they are fighting with Molotov cocktails and other means of fire such as burning tires.


10 posted on 03/06/2014 2:34:56 PM PST by MamaB
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To: Baynative

Did you read her essay on the Ukraine problem? It reminds me of what’s going on here in a way.


11 posted on 03/06/2014 2:47:48 PM PST by virgil
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To: Baynative
Interesting ingredients for the molotov cocktails. I wonder if those beads are styrofoam or something else that will jelli the gasoline?


12 posted on 03/06/2014 2:58:14 PM PST by fso301
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To: virgil
"It reminds me of what’s going on here in a way."

That's exactly why I posted it. After a friend sent me the link a few days ago I haven't been able to get it off my mind. The pictures of the flaming square at night, the children walking past bodies of other children and civilian patriots capturing police all seem like something from a fiction novel. Yet here it is in real life and I found myself day dreaming about what could happen here. In so doing I could envision where I would be and wondered who I know that would be there with me.

13 posted on 03/06/2014 3:03:08 PM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: Baynative

14 posted on 03/06/2014 3:13:49 PM PST by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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To: fso301

Ukrainian boiled peanuts?

Maybe soap flakes?
Could be styrofoam I suppose.


15 posted on 03/06/2014 4:10:06 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Manic_Episode

Great teaching aid. There ARE ways to fight back.
They sure laid enough on them to be effective.


16 posted on 03/06/2014 4:14:16 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Manic_Episode

Great teaching aid. There ARE ways to fight back.
They sure laid enough on them to be effective.


17 posted on 03/06/2014 4:14:21 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: fso301

I am not sure what they are, but it makes the gasoline “stick” to clothing, and the fire it makes is resistant to fire extinguishers. Not a chemist, just what one protester explained.


18 posted on 03/06/2014 4:14:41 PM PST by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: BurningOak; tet68
Not a chemist, just what one protester explained.

Too bad the biker chick didn't comment more about the image.

19 posted on 03/06/2014 4:19:59 PM PST by fso301
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To: Baynative

How she described the Ukrainian president is what made an impression on me.


20 posted on 03/06/2014 4:22:56 PM PST by virgil
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To: virgil

Bump.


21 posted on 03/06/2014 4:27:18 PM PST by Justa
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To: Baynative

She also did a great photo essay of the WWII fortifications of Kiev.


22 posted on 03/06/2014 4:28:25 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: BurningOak

That sounds like napalm.


23 posted on 03/06/2014 4:34:33 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Baynative

Thanks for post. Very powerful photos.

Revealing discussion.


24 posted on 03/06/2014 4:36:08 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Army Air Corps

Clinton said, “Trust us. Disarm, and we’ll make sure Russia doesn’t mess with you.”


25 posted on 03/06/2014 4:51:02 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: lizol

FYI


26 posted on 03/06/2014 4:51:16 PM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Baynative

Signing an association agreement with an atheistic, homosexualized, drug addicted and diversity-committed European “Union” is not freedom, it is slavery.


27 posted on 03/06/2014 4:52:58 PM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: tet68

styrofoam.

you can also use liquid dish soap.


28 posted on 03/06/2014 4:55:51 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Baynative

All Ukrainians: TURN IN ALL YOUR GUNS IMMEDIATELY TO THE LOCAL COMMISSAR FROM MOSCOW. Signed Uncle Boris.


29 posted on 03/06/2014 4:58:27 PM PST by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: fso301

Interesting to compare this improvised weaponry to the fancy military grade gear the “Crimean” “freedom fighters” are toting.


30 posted on 03/06/2014 5:01:32 PM PST by lodi90
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To: Baynative

Phenomenal stuff. We’ll be there soon if things keep heading the way they are.


31 posted on 03/06/2014 5:07:24 PM PST by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: MamaB

Have gone by ever so often to check for new pictures myself, She has to be commended for trying to document it for history.


32 posted on 03/06/2014 5:07:50 PM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: Travis McGee

From site page 4:

Most support we have from Poland and Baltic countries. People of those countries have own bloody experience in getting out of Soviet block. There was this ancient proverb- nobody will understand you better than one who was beaten with the same stick.


33 posted on 03/06/2014 5:17:18 PM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Baynative
Wait! None of this can be true. Just ask Paul Craig Roberts and Joe Farah. The so-called freedom loving demonstrators are actually ALL NEO-NAZIS! Yeah, that's right and here's the proof:

Here are some Neo-Nazis beating innocent police with their batons.
The US provided excellent riot gear for the Neo-Nazis, but the poor police have no uniforms at all!

Here well-uniformed Neo-Nazis shoot at innocent police with riot guns. Those damned Neo-Nazis!

Look at what the horrible, right-wing, fascist Neo-Nazis did to these poor police who again can't afford uniforms. Oh, you eeeeeevil Neo-Nazis! We know that Neo-Nazis were the REAL snipers shooting at people because a Georgian minister who did not have a Russian pistol aimed at the back of his head has told us so! /sarcasm

Really. The willingness of western loons to accept propaganda is sickening. Farah says he got his information from a Ukrainian living in California. We all know how talented the Russians are at spreading disinformation.

I'm sickened by the Putin cult that has arisen on FR, and the willingness by people who are supposedly on the Right to accept any narrative that makes the U.S. look bad just because we have to suffer under Obama.

The idiot Obama should stop grovelling before Putin and so should his weak-minded FR groupies.

34 posted on 03/06/2014 5:27:43 PM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: Baynative

Thank you much for this. I was wondering about what happened to “KiddOf Speed”.


35 posted on 03/06/2014 5:33:57 PM PST by BlueDragon (You can observe a lot just by watching. Yogi Berra)
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To: Dr. Thorne

The recognition of Putin’s strengths is to contrast the idiot’s weaknesses.


36 posted on 03/06/2014 5:37:01 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Baynative

bfl


37 posted on 03/06/2014 5:40:34 PM PST by gibsosa
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To: Baynative

PFL


38 posted on 03/06/2014 5:42:58 PM PST by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: BlueDragon

I like her site. Have you read her Gulag info or her Japanese disaster info?


39 posted on 03/06/2014 6:20:43 PM PST by MamaB
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To: virgil

Did you see the picture of him sitting on his gold throne?


40 posted on 03/06/2014 6:23:53 PM PST by MamaB
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To: fso301

Polystyrene. Styrofoam. Turns the gas into a sticky napalm mix. If you are looking to really burn someone, that’ll do it. It will also bring down heavy machine gun fire and nasty gas on whomever is throwing it. So plan accordingly.


41 posted on 03/06/2014 6:31:37 PM PST by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Baynative

Quite a bit of fakery. She’s known for it.


42 posted on 03/06/2014 7:25:03 PM PST by eleni121 ("All Along the Watchtower" Book of Isaiah, Chapter 21, verses 5-9)
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To: eleni121

and you claim this is fake based on .......what?


43 posted on 03/06/2014 8:26:22 PM PST by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: MamaB

“Actually, I started going back when she posted pictures of Chernobyl years ago.”

I can’t get through to the Chernobyl pages.


44 posted on 03/06/2014 8:27:20 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: virgil
Did you read her essay on the Ukraine problem? It reminds me of what’s going on here in a way.

"In a way?"

What really bad is that he is a legitimate president. People voted for him. Don't ask how they made people vote for this moron. There is technologies of creating image of cool, self made man who had difficulties in his life but was strong enough to overcome them and there is more technologies of how to bribe electorate and steal votes..

45 posted on 03/06/2014 9:18:31 PM PST by Paul R. (Leftists desire to control everything; In the end they invariably control nothing worth a damn.)
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To: dsc

On her main page, there should be links on the left side that will take you to her posts. Or, just type in Elena Filatova + Chernobyl and that should lead to her sites. All of them are interesting but that may be because I love history. Good luck. Let me know if you find it or even f you have trouble. I am so use to trying many ways to find genealogical info that I try to do that with other searches.


46 posted on 03/06/2014 9:29:29 PM PST by MamaB
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To: MamaB

This thread is so full of disinformation that I want to puke. Go ahead tell Congress to raise your taxes by 15 billion dollars so you can send it to these Nazi goon protestors. The Ukrainian spring. Help the EU create another Kosovo in the heart of Europe and call them freedom lovers. There, feel better now?


47 posted on 03/06/2014 9:54:05 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: Ciexyz

What is your problem? I am just telling what Elena covers.


48 posted on 03/06/2014 10:00:46 PM PST by MamaB
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To: eleni121; Girlene
"Quite a bit of fakery. She’s known for it."

When she did the Chernobyl documentary, the Russian ministry of propaganda tried to discredit her by saying she was part of a guided tour and didn't really ride there on a motorcycle. (As if that made the pictures less real.)

If you can explain how the pictures from the demonstrations or the day by day narrative is false, I'd be glad to share it as I prefer not to contribute to a hoax.

49 posted on 03/06/2014 10:30:34 PM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: MamaB

No. Only the Chernobyl and the WWII diggings. It has been some years ago...

But thank you for mentioning it. Now I know to go look.

50 posted on 03/06/2014 10:31:13 PM PST by BlueDragon (You can observe a lot just by watching. Yogi Berra)
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