Although the Chernovetsky/Tymoshenko incident is small when compared with the present energy scandal, it illustrates an important point: the political crisis in Ukraine is having very real repercussions.
Chikatilo was a serial killer. And he was pissed off about Holodomor. Clearly, all of those other people pissed off about the Holodomor are probably closet serial killers as well. Hardy har har!
After seeing this film, and recalling what my own father went through in jail, I found myself wanting to speak up about prison reform and the idea of rehabilitation.
What? Me? Compete? No! I suck!
Courting controversy is one thing, the normalization of domestic violence is something else entirely.
Poker-faced Soviet villains had hot side-kicks. Hollywood loved them.
The “us against them” attitude that exists towards teachers, policemen, and other authority figures allows for students of all different kinds to become bound in comradeship against the ever present evil of education.
‘There is war in Samachablo (Georgian name for the region known as South Ossetia)’ they tell me. I wave off the hint of alarm in my thoughts with ‘oh, can’t be more than some borderline skirmish…’
Political elites benefit from grand-standing, regular people just lose their limbs in the process.
It feels instinctive to say that the death of Alexander Solzhenitsyn marks an end of an era. Which era, though?