Global Voices Online: 'Yes-butno' meme highlights 'most popular stereotypes' about Ukraine

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Sep. 25, 2012 08:36
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Activists carry a giant Ukrainian National flag in Kiev on August 23, 2012 to mark National Flag Day on the eve of the 21st anniversary of Ukrainian independence.
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On Sep. 19, Rost Tatomyr, a Lviv-based Facebook user, asked his “international friends” to name “the most popular stereotypes about Ukraine”.

"Or just impression which is very common in your country. Feel free to offend me :) It's just for one of my small graphic project. Thank you," he wrote.

A few people responded, and five days later, on Sep. 24, Tatomyr presented a set of nine Yes-butno items, which went viral on the Ukrainian segment of Facebook right away (more than 1,265 ‘likes' and 4,080 shares in the first 12 hours since posting.

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