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Globalization inspires European ethnologists

It used to be that the globalization era leads to the unification of cultures. However, in practice, it turned into polyphony of cultural values. European ethnologists from several countries decided to meet at a scientific conference to discuss how and why this is happening, and also to develop tools for a joint theoretical discussion of polyphony and the cultural diversity of European regions. Representatives of the Czech Republic, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine and Russia arrived on November 15 at the West Czech University to discuss these issues.

Ukraine | Ukrainian Nazis Took Revenge on Odessa Residents Who Celebrated the Liberation of Ukraine From Hitler’s Fascists

The residents of Odessa on October 28th carried out a rally in honor of the 74th anniversary of the liberation of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic from fascist aggressors. And with nightfall Ukrainian Nazis came out into the city center in order to desecrate the place where people were massively burnt in the House of Trade Unions, which relatives still regularly come to for mourning events.

As the activist Moris Ibragim reported, from the morning the inhabitants of Odessa laid flowers at the Walk of Glory, having defiantly held a ceremony separately from the event of state officials.

“On this day our concept about this holiday is different to that of the Ukrainian authorities. We can’t stand near representatives of the authorities who consider that the Red Army were occupiers, we can’t be near those representatives of the authorities who say that they are not liberators, but occupiers. We can’t stand near those who say that it is Stalin who started the war, and not Hitler. If we stand near them, then it will mean that we practically share their point of view. Regardless of who is the mayor or governor of the city, they are still representative of the authorities. We can’t stand near those who in general exclude the phrase ‘Great Patriotic War’,” said Ibragim.

Several hours later, with nightfall, thugs from the Nazi C14 group took to the streets of Odessa. They came to Kulikovo Field to the House of Trade Unions, where in May, 2014 the militants that were transported there, on the orders of the authorities of Ukraine, burned alive dozens of Odessa residents who were opponents of Euromaidan.

Ukraine | A victim of ‘Ukrainian order’

On May 2, the residents of Odessa paid tribute to the victims of the massacre in the House of Trade Unions. A lot of Ukrainian fascists gathered in Odessa that day to intimidate the people of Odessa. However, the fascists beat that day only one person. They also did not touch the flowers that Odessa residents laid to the site of the massacre of their countrymen. As far as we can judge, the Kiev regime was afraid of international resonance and therefore forbade its agents to mock the defenseless people.

USA | Odessa community celebrated the anniversary of the liberation of Odessa in Brooklyn

April 10, at the 74th anniversary of the liberation of Odessa from the Nazi invaders, the celebration “Odessa – the city of glory” was organized in the Davidzon Media theatrical drawing room in New York.

The celebratory program was conducted by the president of Odessa community Igor Kazacker. Guests of the event were able to enjoy a concert combined with a photo exhibition and also to attend the presentation of the book “Ethnology of Odessa in the historical and modern perspectives”. The author of this edition, the head of the Odessa Society for the Protection of Monuments of History and Culture, Alexander Prigarin delivered a lecture to the Americans. The book of Prigarin aroused great interest of the audience. The author was attacked with questions, comments, memories even after the 3-hour holiday program.

Ukraine | Ukrainian fascists attack people for condolence to Russia

In Odessa, the neo-Nazis from the Right Sector began harassing retired officer Oleg Efimov, who brought flowers to the Russian Consulate in memory of those who died in the recent plane crash.

 

Having heard of catastrophe with Russian aircraft in Sochi hundreds of Odessa residents came to Russian consulate in this Ukrainian city to express their condolences to fraternal nation. They were shocked with death of entire Soviet army chorus very popular among former Soviet citizens. But local fascists had other point of view. They were happy of catastrophe and heavy blow on Russian culture. Ukrainian fascists in Odessa are a small but aggressive minority. They tried to prevent   Odessa residents in their public expression of solidarity with Russia. First of all Ukrainian fascists picked up and throw away all flowers put to the consulate. But people came again and put more flowers. Afterwards fascists have arranged watch near the consulate.