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.