Daily Archives: November 3, 2015


By John Helmer, Moscow

If it wasn’t for a Russian, Americans wouldn’t be able to lick large lollipops.

Samuel Born – it isn’t known what his original Russian name was – emigrated to the US at the end of the 19th century. There he invented an apparatus he called the Born Sucker Machine. Its function was to insert sticks into hard lollies so they could be sucked slowly. This was a revolution in the sweets business. It allowed sugar confectioners to manufacture — and charge premiums for — much larger sucking sweets than had been known for two thousand years. Until the Born Sucker, a sweet had to be small enough to fit into the mouth at one go. Noone, from the Pharaonic Egyptians to the Obamic Americans, likes sticky fingers. *

International Advisory Panel to present its review of the Odessa violence investigations on Wednesday in Kyiv, on Thursday in Odessa

30 October 2015

Strasbourg, 29 October 2015 – The report of the International Advisory Panel on its review of the investigations into the violent incidents in Odesa in May 2014 will be presented at press conferences in Kyiv on Wednesday, 4 November 2015, and in Odesa on Thursday, 5 November 2015.

Ukraine | Ukrainian state security arrested one of prominent Nazi gangsters

Ukrainian state security unexpectedly arrested Gennady Korban – a gangster from Dnepropetrovsk. He is an active member of oligarch Kolomoysky teem. Before state coup in Ukraine he was known due to raiding and criminal. After Maydan victory Korban supported Nazi gangs, organized terror in Dnepropetrovsk and helped to arm volunteers fought against Donbas. Last time Korban and another member of Kolomoysky team Filatov formed far right political party “Ukrop”. At local elections this party completely defeated president’s party in Dnepropetrovsk region. It is supposed to be a real reason for the arrest. But officially Korban is accused of kidnapping and killing as well as financial support for illegal gangs.
A video of his arrest was published. At the first part of this video you can see Filatov. Hi’s not only political companion but also a Korban’s neighbor.

Hospital in Yemen was not first civilian building destroyed by Saudi-led coalition

Doctors Without Borders issued press release and expressed their indignation with recent hospital destroing in Yemen. It is remarkable by additional information on important civilian buildings destroyed in Haydan city before the hospital. Non of them was connected to any international organization, so their bombing passed unnoticed.

Ukraine | Ukrainian fascists mock at memory of their victims

Yesterday it was half and one year since Odessa massacre. Relatives of victims and other no indifferent people planned commemorative actions on November 2. But Ukrainian fascists decided to intervene. In fact they organized a mockery at victims and their supporters. At the square near Trade-union house they set loud music and nationalist songs. But it was not enough for them. Fascists attacked commemorative meeting, stole poster with photos of killed people and burnt it publicly. Nobody of them was arrested as usual.