“Don’t take him to western Ukraine; take him instead to Odessa, a nice city, great place to raise a family.” Everything is Illuminated – book and movie
On May 2, 2014, the scum from the western ukraine nazi right sector, which was openly applauded and aided by the governments of the US, UK, Canada, Germany, Poland, Lithuania and EU, burned alive a large number of citizens of Odessa, including 16-year-olds and middle-aged women!
As some of you know, I grew up in Odessa, a beautiful city on the Black Sea, peaceful resort and nice place to raise your family. I have great memories of my childhood and of the lovely square called Kulikovo Polie, where I used to take many strolls as a child. I have awesome memories of one of the most beautiful streets in Odessa, the city’s pride and joy, Pushkinskaya, on which the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin used to live. Read my nostalgic posts about Odessa with lots of great pics. I wrote these upbeat, positive posts last year, well before the events in Ukraine. However, you will notice that even then I didn’t say Odessa was a part of Ukraine. It wasn’t historically; it never felt like a part of Ukraine when I grew up there; and after what happened, it won’t be for long! Read the rest of this entry