Thursday, November 27, 2008

More hot gas, and dreaming of glory days gone by!

Not only are our Russian friends constipated with the need to let out a little gas, but they also have run into a mental quandary. Dreaming that they are still a super power!! Sorry before I let out a good laugh!!! :-))

In his first state-of-the nation address, Mr Medvedev, a make believe president, said Moscow would deploy the Iskander missile system in the Kaliningrad region - between Nato members Lithuania and Poland - to "neutralise - if necessary - the [US] anti-missile system". Do they really have such missiles?

"Naturally, we also consider using for the same purpose the resources of Russia's navy," he said. A navy where submarines explode and we are supposed to fear this?

Mr Medvedev also said Russia would jam the US anti-missile system electronically. We all love jamming especially to a good tune. Are there any good Russian tunes to jam to?

Mr Medvedev's announcement is extremely provocative, but the Kremlin's clear message is that America is to blame, the BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes in Moscow says.

And what else is new. Seen that heard that. Time to be a little more creative Medvedev, something Russia is really lacking, having you lead their country. But they can dream!!

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Constipated Alexei Miller - needs to let out a little gaz!!

Must be all that kapusta / cabbage Aleksei Miller, chairman of Russia's natural gas monopolist Gazprom, agreed on repayment terms for the multi-billion dollar debt after talks with Oleh Dubina, chairman of Ukraine's natural gas company Ukrnafta.

Ukraine will pay Gazprom in full for natural gas burned in September, and partially for gas used in October, Russian and Ukrainian news media reported.

I was chosen by your dead - Legacy of the Famine: Ukraine as a postgenocidal society

To complete the commemoration of Ukrainian Holodomor - Genocide, I invite you read one of the best pieces I have ever come across written by no other than the James Mace.

In 1981, as I embarked on studies of the Great Famine in Ukraine, there were still many unpublished Party documents.
After studying national communism within the context of the Ukrainian history of the period, along with documents, speeches, and editorials carried literally every day by the official press of Soviet Ukraine, the main features of the Soviet official policy toward Ukraine became completely clear to me.

At this point a digression is in order. Why should I, a born and bred American, take up such a topic? What did I need it for? I have been asked this question very often and I have often been tempted to ask in turn: Why should millions of Russians, Jews, Armenians, and Ukrainians travel across the ocean to that faraway godforsaken country, my America? I did it because Ukrainian Americans required such research, and fate decreed that the victims chose me. Just as one cannot study the Holocaust without becoming half Jewish in spirit, one cannot study the Famine and not become at least half
Ukrainian. I have spent too many years for Ukraine not to have become the greater part of my life. After all, Martin Luther said,
"Here I stand, I can do no other."

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

He was the first to light a candle‏

Hundreds of thousands of candles lit last Saturday on squares and in windows all over the country were a memorial tribute to the millions who died during the terrible 1932-1933 famine in Ukraine, as well as to him, James Mace, who was the first to light a candle

This year the famine victims were honored in a special way. One can clearly see that the organizers of the memorial events did this with all of their heart. The posters and drawings on the walls of the Ukrainian House vividly display human contribution to the nationwide memory of the 20th-century catastrophe. The stalls present books of memory from every oblast in Ukraine; there were prepared by hundreds of local researchers. All this is an adequate response to those who accuse the president of “carrying things too far” in this matter.

Hanging among the posters is a small piece of embroidery made by a 10th-grader; it shows grain ears and a guelder-rose. This picture symbolizes that, by the sheer power of his spirit, James managed to find a way to human hearts, even though not to all of them. One more important moment: a woman came up to James’ portrait, put down a slice of bread, and bowed to him. She thanked him and showed that she was in pain.

Source: The Day

Monday, November 24, 2008

Ukrainian Genocide: NY Times Still Covering Up

Is the New York Times "airbrushing" history again? It would seem so. On Saturday, November 22, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko presided over a commemoration in Kiyv of the 75th anniversary of the famine genocide of 1932-1933 that took the lives of 7-10 million Ukrainians. Known as the Holodomor (Ukrainian for "murder by hunger"), it is one of the greatest mass murders in history, and one of the cruelest. Joining President Yushchenko for the event were official delegations from 44 countries, including the presidents of Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Macedonia, Georgia, Latvia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina.

The New York Times prides itself on being the national "newspaper of record" and still carries its longtime motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print" in the upper left-hand corner of its front page. If we are to believe the Times' motto, the week-long Holodomor commemoration didn't take place, or at least it didn't qualify as "news." A search of the Times website — using both visual scan and their own search engine — yielded zero results for current or recent stories.

The smae can be said for Montreal media, keeping up the times with the Times. Very sad to see!!!

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Source: New American

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Ukrainian-Canadians mark famine's 75th anniversary

Ukrainian-Canadians spent Saturday marking the 75th anniversary of the Holodomor, the nightmarish famine that killed millions in the Ukraine in the early 1930s.

The famine is largely blamed on Soviet leader Joseph Stalin's forced collectivization of grain and other foodstuffs that left millions of people without adequate food supplies. Estimates put the number of dead anywhere between two and 10 million.

Earlier this year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper supported a private member's bill that acknowledged the famine as a genocide, following the lead of a dozen or so other countries.

National Holodomor Awareness Week in Canada begins this weekend with candlelight vigils and other events Saturday, and memorial services at Ukrainian churches across the country on Sunday.

"This is the bare minimum which we, as Ukrainians, should do not only for the millions of victims, but more importantly, for our descendants who must always remember the Holodomor and heighten the international community's sensitivity to the re-occurrence of similar tragedies," the Ukrainian Canadian Congress said in a statement on its website.

Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney marked the anniversary of the famine in Kyiv alongside leaders from the Ukrainian-Canadian community.

The Canadian delegation is expected to participate in a forum on the famine.

"Our government is committed to remembering the victims of communism and heightening international awareness of genocide, and we are proud that our Conservative government recognized the Holodomor as a genocide, " Kenney said in a statement issued by the UCC. "We take such actions to help ensure that similar atrocities never happen again."

Ceremonies across the Ukraine Saturday were marred by opposition from Russia, which objects to Ukraine's campaign to have the famine recognized worldwide as a genocide.

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko said Saturday that many of his countrymen believe the famine was designed to attack Ukrainian nationalism itself.

"This was not death through hunger -- this was murder of people through hunger," Yushchenko said in a speech. "Hunger was selected as a tool to subdue the Ukrainian people."

Source: CTV

Towards the history of national communism in Ukraine - James Mace

How much we miss you James, today we share the sorrow of the Ukrainian nation, reflecting on the Ukrainian Holodomor. Something that was a passion for you, to expose the criminal elements of this great tragedy and your concept of that: “James Mace’s concept of a post-genocidal society sets the agenda for the future”

Vichnaya Paymat to you dear James, Vichnaya Pamyat to all victimis of Ukraine's Famine - Holodomor 1932-1933.

James Mace, an outstanding son of America, a person who devoted all his lifetime to the hard work of restoring the historical truth and the national dignity of Ukraini­ans, a prominent historian, political writer and public figure, Professor James Mace went down forever in the history of Ukrain­ian intellectual thought as a researcher of the 1932-1933 Holodomor in Ukraine, of its preconditions, course and consequences for our nation. It is this part of Mace’s scholarly legacy that The Day readers will know best of all. But the circle of Mace’s academic interests also included another, no less important and topical (and still little researched to boot) theme: the tragedy of Ukrainian national communism. This is the subject of the study ”A Great Experiment. Towards the History of National Communism in Ukraine,” the first part of which we are offering to The Day readers. This article is part of the book James Mace: ”Your Dead Chose Me” which was published in the Day Library series in early September. This is the first time it is being published in the newspaper. Could Ukrainian society have been successfully developing under the leadership of national communists? How would it have affected the further course of national history? If Ukrainian national communism was, in Mace’s view, a great experiment of history, what was the essence of this experiment? Why did it suffer a fiasco? Finally, to what extent right is the deep-rooted stereotype of the past two decades that a true Ukrainian patriot is always a person of right-wing (conservative, right liberal) views and that the farther right s/he is the brighter his/her patriotism is? A serious-minded reader (for whom James Mace’s study is intended) will find in it well-grounded answers to these questions and, undoubtedly, very rich factual material to reflect on.

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Source: The Day (Den)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Minister Kenney to travel to Kyiv, Ukraine

Minister Jason Kenney will travel to Kyiv, Ukraine,
from November 20 to November 23, to participate in
an international forum and attend ceremonies to
commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Holodomor,
the 1932-33 famine-genocide in Ukraine. The Minister
will also meet with officials of the Ukrainian
government and visit Bykivnia Memorial and Babyn Yar
Holocaust sites.
Canada become the first nation to recognize Holodomor as Genocide

Yushchenko believes Medvedev humiliated millions of Ukrainian murder victims

President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko calls the refusal of Russian President to attend events on commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Ukrainian great famine a humiliation for millions of Ukrainian murder victims.

According to the President`s press-office, he said this in an interview with El Pais newspaper (Spain).

Victor Yushchenko claimed he “does not have any big desire to comment” on the statement of his Russian counterpart, who shows “an inadequate attitude to the tragedy of the Ukrainian nation”, which could have been explained “with a historical misunderstanding”.

At the same time, the President of Ukraine stressed: “The President of Russia humiliates millions of people, who are dead as of today, those innocent murder victims, who did not hurt anybody”.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on November 14, D.Medvedev claimed that the Ukraine’s famine of 30ies is used to achieve an immediate political aim, and refused to attend the events on commemoration of the Holodomor 75th anniversary.

Source: UNIAN

Yuschenko slams Medvedev for improper attitude to Ukrainian famine

Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko believes that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has shown "an improper attitude towards the tragedy of the Ukrainian people" of 1932-1933, and sees this position as disrespectful to the millions of people who died.

He said this in an interview with Spain's El Pais newspaper and other European newspapers, the presidential Web site reported.

In the interview, Yuschenko said that he is reluctant to comment on the statements by his Russian counterpart, who is showing "an improper attitude towards the tragedy of the Ukrainian people," which could be explained as "a historical misunderstanding." The president of Russia humiliates millions of people killed without conscience, Yuschenko said.

As reported, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sent an address to Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko in which he said that the tragic events of the 1930s are being used in Ukraine to achieve political goals.

Source: Kyiv Post

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Shame on You, Mr. Medvedev!

It’s bad enough that Russians themselves won’t do anything to reconcile themselves to their abhorrent history of mass murder. Unlike Germans, Russians not only refuse to take responsibility for the barbaric actions of their ancestors, they’re actually in the process of rehabiliating those homicidal lunatics, like Josef Stalin, and lionizing them as great historic figures. But if Russians want to obliterate their own country, that’s their affair.
However, when Russians, like so-called president Dima Medvedev, attempt to prevent other nations from confronting their totalitarian past, a line must be drawn. Last week, in an action so outrageous that it bespeaks mental illness, Medvedev dared to intrude into domestic Ukrainian politics and lecture Ukrainians as to how they should commemorate the famine that wiped out millions of their ancestors in Soviet times.
Do you dare to imagine, dear reader, how Russians would react to a similar effort by the American president to lecture Russians on how to remember their own history? How is it possible for Russians to reach this stunning level of apelike hypocrisy? How can Russians even believe, with their long years of totalitarian dictatorship, that they even know their own history, much less anybody else’s? Dima Medvedev was schooled under Communism and appointed to office by a proud KGB spy following an election that was an utter sham. For this imbecile to imagine he has insights into the history of oppression is the height of Russian insanity.
We call upon the people of Russia to act like responsible human adults and be consistent. If you demand foreigners butt out of Russian affairs, then keep your noses out of theirs. If you feel you have the right to instruct Ukrainians about their own history, then don’t complain if the next U.S. adminstration begins to instruct you about yours.

Source: La Russophobe

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

First volume of national book of famine remembrance published in Ukraine

Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko has participated in the presentation of a national book of remembrance on the history of the Famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine.

The head of state said that the study of the Ukrainian famine of the 1930s is not directed against any nation or any state.

He said that it is necessary, first and foremost, to know and remember the history of Ukraine for the latter to be an independent and prospering state.

"If we want to answer a question what we will be like, we should know our history," Yuschenko.

Source: Kyiv Post

Monday, November 17, 2008

Prime Minister to meet with Ukrainian genocide survivors during Parliament Hill ceremony

Is Dimitri Medvedev coming too?

OTTAWA, Nov. 28 /CNW/ -

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will launch
commemorations of the 75th anniversary of the Holodomor - the Ukrainian
genocide in Ukraine of 1932-33 during a ceremony on Wednesday, November 28 at
7:30 p.m., Reading Room (Room 237-C, Centre Block). The Prime Minister will
join the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Group
and Ukraine's Embassy in Canada in honouring the victims of the famine, which
claimed up to 10 million lives in the very heart of Europe's breadbasket.

Survivors of the Holodomor from the Ottawa region will participate in the
ceremony which will include an ecumenical service and presentations by federal
party leaders.

Ukrainians in Canada join the international community in commemorating
this tragedy to spread the truth about the Holodomor, and ensure
acknowledgement of the Holodomor as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian
nation. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress calls upon the Government of Canada to
be a leader in these efforts and to support Ukraine as it petitions the
United Nations to acknowledge the Holodomor as genocide.

For further information: Ostap Skrypnyk, Executive Director, (866)

Kiev Famine Tribute Irks Medvedev

Let's keep irking Medvedev and his cronies. High time to change the advantage to our side and drive them all CRAZY in Moscovite land!!!! Let's hope they all start chocking and turn blue in the face. :-))

Here is a snippet of the so-called President's irk:

President Dmitry Medvedev accused Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko on Friday of distorting history for political gain by commemorating a famine engineered by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin.

"We clearly see that this theme, along with persistent attempts to secure an invitation to NATO's 'prep classes,' has in recent years all but become the main element of Ukrainian foreign policy," Medvedev told Yushchenko in a letter."Such steps can hardly be explained by a bid to restore historical justice or to honor the victims' memory. They are more likely aimed at dividing our peoples as much as possible," he said.

Source: Moscow Times

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Kyiv uses Stalin-era famine to divide Russia, Ukraine - Medvedev

This type of propaganda being spewed by Russia's so called president, might have had a bigger effect in the 1960's - 1970's. But we are living in a new era Dimitri, with new technologies and a new generation that does not fear you and your war mongers any longer. The truth is out there to behold, but you keep holding the line like a good communist and denying the fact that the communist regime under Joseph Stalin masterminded one of the most heinous crimes in history of mankind, by deliberately planning to starve to death over 10,000,000 people.

The wedge you are talking about was set in motion by your state, which can not come to terms that there no longer exists a Soviet Union. That Ukraine is a free independent country, and is courageous enough to look back into it's history and call a spade a spade. So, while Ukraine and Ukrainians around the world commemorate this tragic event HOLODOMOR, by coming to terms with this sad part of our history, you keep hiding behind your iron curtain and keep lying to your own people about this famine- genocide that was perpetrated by the Soviets, something you did so well before, and continue on with this tradition.

Russia's president has accused Kiev of using the Stalin-era famine to drive a wedge between Ukraine and Russia and urged efforts to forge a common position on the tragedy.

In a letter to Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko released by the Kremlin on Friday, Dmitry Medvedev said Kiev's position meant he could not attend events to commemorate the famine, known as the Holodomor, in Ukraine due later this month.

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Saturday, November 08, 2008

The World Reacts

Amid the cheers, a first challenge from Russia.
It's not surprising that the regime of Mr. Medvedev and his master, Vladimir Putin, would be the first to try intimidating the president-elect, though the speed with which it did so might have surprised even Mr. Biden. The principal aims of Mr. Putin's foreign policy are restoring Soviet-style domination of Russia's neighbors, such as Georgia and Ukraine, and proving that Moscow can still act as a counterweight to the United States. So Mr. Medvedev yesterday blamed the United States for Russia's invasion of Georgia and said that international "mechanisms must be created to block mistaken, egotistical and sometimes simply dangerous decisions" by Washington.

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Source: Washington Post

Monday, November 03, 2008

Requiem for a genocide

Yesterday, in a downtown Montreal church, a choir sang tribute to the victims of the genocide, known to Ukrainians as "Holodomor," or "death inflicted by starvation."

"I'm emotionally distraught with all this, knowing my family's history," said Valentina Kuryliw, a member of the Counterpoint Chorale, a Toronto group that performed at Montreal's St. James United Church.

Her parents survived the genocide, she said.
Kuryliw, a former Montrealer and retired history teacher, read a poem by a Holodomor survivor as part of the tribute that attracted more than 250 people, most of them greying members of Montreal's Ukrainian community.

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Source: The Montreal Gazette

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Yushchenko praises Ukrainian nationalism

Ukraine’s president has taken part in celebrations to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the short-lived Western Ukrainian People’s Republic. Viktor Yushchenko attended the ceremonies in the city of Lvov.
He laid flowers on the monument dedicated to Western Ukrainian revolutionaries and participated in the parades which took place around the city.

Yushchenko also acclaimed and encouraged the activity of the newly-established museum of the Western Ukrainian People’s Republic, deeming it representative of modern Ukrainian values and the spirit of statehood.

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Source: Russia Today

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Alberta Approves Memorial Day For Ukrainian Genocide

EDMONTON, Canada -- Premier Ed Stelmach's voice cracked as he spoke about an Act introduced and passed unanimously Thursday that makes every fourth Saturday in November an official memorial day in Alberta for the Ukrainian famine and genocide, or Holodomor.

"I do this with a great range of personal emotion," said Stelmach, whose grandparents immigrated to Alberta from Ukraine a century ago.

In a speech heavily peppered with Ukrainian phrases and words, Stelmach called the famine forced upon Ukrainians in the early 20th century "one of the most heinous atrocities of modern history." He outlined how millions of people from his ancestral home were starved to death by Soviet policies that stripped grains from Europe's traditional "bread basket."

"My grandfather and grandmother were amongst those early pioneers who came to Alberta in the late 1890s," Stelmach said. "Marie and I still maintain the original farm that they settled on, till the same soil that they did and . . . "

The premier took a long pause before continuing, "And we also give thanks for the abundant crops that soil yielded."

Sadly, he said, the dark black soil of the Ukraine his own ancestors treasured could not offer the same happy yields through the early 1930s.

The Act was introduced by Aboriginal Affairs Minister Gene Zwozdesky - who is also of Ukrainian descent.

Source: Calgary Herald