Tagged With: Ukraine

Tarkovski revisited

I was only a teenager when — by suggestion of a friend under the intelectual fever that, in the early 80’s, stroke some middle-class sectors in Spain — I went to an unlikely cineclub in a not so advisable district of Madrid, rather distant from home, for watching a so-called “independent” movie titled Stalker, supposedly … Continue reading »

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Final de trayecto

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Krimea is not Catalonia ·

. I’m very much afraid that, when seeing a correslation between Krimea and Cataluña, Spanish foreign affairs minister García-Margallo, along with many politicians and journalists, are all missing the point. Krimea’s present and past realities have nothing to do with Catalonia’s except for one thing: the referendum for independence is illegal. For the rest, Catalonia … Continue reading »

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The Ukraine which is Russia ·

There is a part of Ukraine which loathes Russia and wants to stress their differences as much as possible. They’re not–contrary to what The West insists on believing–a majority of Ukrainians; perhaps not even half of them; but they’re sure the noisiest. However, ironically, that Ukraine which loathes Russia is driven by a typically Russian … Continue reading »

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The voiceless Ukrainians

For the past two weeks, since all this problem sprung in Ukraine when their prime minister stepped back about some commercial agreements with Europe, presumedly influenced by Russia, and the ultra nationalists rioted and took the streets (with or without legitimate reasons, this I cannot tell), leading their own kin to predictable — almost suicidal … Continue reading »

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European foulness about Ukraine ·

. The hypocrisy of Europe with regard to the events in Ukraine is twofold and significant. On the one hand, most of the media–and probably society as well–goad (with an insane, innermost elation) those Ukrainians who are fighting and dying for an aproach to Euroope despite no country in the EU wants Ukraine to join … Continue reading »

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Repression in Ukraine: languacide of Russian

These are some facts: A) According to annual surveys by the Ukrainian Institute of Sociology (of the National Academy of Sciences) throughout 1994 to 2005: 1.- Average 36% of the Ukrainian population are native Russian speakers. 2.- Average 34% of the population speak mainly Russian in family (at home), while 26% speak both Russian and Ukrainian. … Continue reading »

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FEMEN breasts

. As a healthy male, I find lovely these ukrainian FEMEN “protests”  (or any other of the same sort, for that matter). It’s always a pleasure to watch some young beautiful breasts in motion. And have you folks noticed that none of them are small, wrinkled, drooping or ugly in any way? But I wonder: … Continue reading »

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