Who are the Ukrainians?
When interrogating activists, Russian cops sometimes ask whether you support “the Ukrainian ideology”. Perhaps, you inevitably wonder what that is.
The fact that Russian propaganda casually calls Butkevich a “neo-Nazi” is more than just a boring lie. It’s a monstrous mockery of reality, literally turning the truth inside out.
Even the clichés could be shown in a better light if their derivative nature wasn’t exacerbated by the attempts to simultaneously appeal both to “us”, and to “them”.
The continuing shelling against Ukraine from the territory of Belarus sharpens the question: either Belarusians do something, or we lose our patience. And this leads us to another inconvenient nuance: Moscow wants us to do exactly this. They need to expand the war to Belarus.
In the context of the Russo-Ukrainian war, it makes sense to explore the phenomenon of mass denial of Russian writers’ Ukrainophobia.
The video for the composition, unusual among the gloss and glam aesthetic of the competition, is about war, new Ukrainian femininity, and feminism overall.
Even right now, as history is shaking and vibrating, we cannot say that the old is dying, but neither the new is able to be born.
Die Menschheit dachte, sie hätte Faschismus vor 77 Jahren zerstört, aber er überlebte und verbarg sich.
They start hating people who live better than them, instead of hating the cruel and unjust rule of their state. And the state will screw them over anyway.