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Azarov: I feel one hundred percent Ukrainian

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April 12, 2011, 3:57 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Mykola Azarov has said he feels like a Ukrainian and is not ashamed of his Soviet past.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov has said he feels like a Ukrainian and is not ashamed of his Soviet past. "I would like to assure you: I feel like one hundred percent Ukrainian and I identify myself only with Ukraine and nothing else," he said in an interview with the German media in Kyiv on April 11.

Azarov said he was surprised when asked about the influence of the work experience he gained in the Soviet Union on his premiership today.

"Just like [Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela] Merkel has no reason for being ashamed of her past in East Germany, I am not ashamed of my past in the Soviet Union," he said.

"I have no reason to be ashamed of my Soviet past: I saw both the positive and negative sides of that system, and now my task [as prime minister] is not to lose the positive [experience] of that time, and in no way repeat the negative [experience]," Azarov said.
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Anonymous April 12, 2011, 4:27 p.m.    

Positive side of the Soviet Union??????? WTF? There was NONE!

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Anonymous April 12, 2011, 4:50 p.m.    

The positive side was the Russification !!

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Anonymous April 12, 2011, 4:35 p.m.    

In East Germany, they used to speak Russian to a good extent.

Angela Merkel speaks German today, and she is subject to a German system with checks and balances.

Azarov still speaks Russian, not Ukrainian, and is subject only to a one-party system and Yanustalin, where the Ukrainian Parliament &quot;plays the piano&quot; in order to &quot;vote&quot; for whatever Yanustalin wants.

He can claim to be Ukrainian all he wants - but actions speak louder than words, and those words ring hollow.

John F. Kennedy, when he claimed to be a Berliner (even though he mistranslated the words in German and it came out &quot;jelly donut&quot;) was far more Berliner than Azarov is Ukrainian.

Everyone understood what John F. Kennedy meant, and they knew that he meant what he said.

Azarov is just another homo sovieticus propagating empty words.

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Anonymous April 12, 2011, 7:53 p.m.    

What a nonsense !

In Eastern Germany - DDR - they spoke German, Russian they learnt at school with mostly poor results. Merkel studied a year at Lomonossov - that s why she speaks better than most.

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Anonymous April 13, 2011, 5:23 a.m.    

I said that they used to speak Russian to a good extent.

But, oh, look - a sharp-eyed homo sovieticus got me!!!!!!

Merkel speaks German today.

Azarov speaks Russian today, not Ukrainian.

But the homo sovieticus wants to focus on what they used to do in East Germany.

Not on the nonsense that Azarov is spouting today.

Good for you, homo sovieticus - you will get far in life, always focusing on the irrelevant things.

As John F. Kennedy said:

&quot;Ich bin ein Berliner&quot;

As Zarazov says in Russian:

страствуйте - как паживаєте

Merkel does indeed have reason to be ashamed of her past in East Germany, what with the Stasi and all the other sovok nonsense in sovok East Germany.

Except that Merkel has learned to work within a democratic system of checks and balances.

So today Merkel has nothing to be ashamed of. She has overcome her sovok past.

In contrast, Zarazov works with Yanustalin's one-party system, as Yanustalin publicly chews him out in televised meetings.

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Anonymous April 13, 2011, 9:48 a.m.    

yaaaaaaaaawn

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Anonymous April 13, 2011, 4:26 p.m.    

And that's exactly the problem in Ukraine.

&quot;yaaaaaaaaawn&quot;

Merkel works in a country which has one of the largest economies in the world.

Azarov &quot;works&quot; for Firtash, in a country that has one of the WORST economies in the world - and is on the brink of default.

Merkel works in a free, democratic country.

Azarov works for Firtash, Pinchuk, Putler, Kolomoisky, Yanustalin, and a few others in a mafia-controlled country.

Merkel doesn't have to say that &quot;she feels German.&quot;

Zarazov, being a homo sovieticus, feels compelled to put out a lie - &quot;I feel Ukrainian.&quot;

Next, he's going to sing out &quot;I feel pretty, I feel witty.&quot;

Merkel has not &quot;banned political satire&quot; in Germany.

Zarazov has banned political satire in Ukraine.

Germans don't yawn - they have a great country.

Keep yaaaaaawning in your Firtash/Zarazov sewer.

I'm sure it feels really, really great, especially when the only thing you have to look forward to is Zarazov telling you that he &quot;feels Ukrainian&quot; as they give away the Black Sea shelf, and everything else, to Putler.

YUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!

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Anonymous April 13, 2011, 5:11 p.m.    

In Germany, Merkel works in a governmental system which is set up to represent people, and to protect the rights of people.

In Ukraine, Zarazov works in a government system which is set up to represent and protect the rights of a few oligarchs and those who are in government.

And in Ukraine, people who yaaaaaaaaaaawn believe that the function of government, stemming from the sovok era, is:

&quot;beat me better;

hurt me better&quot;

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Anonymous April 12, 2011, 4:36 p.m.    

Keep going Nikolay Yanovich. You are a real patriot of Ukraine. Your work now helps the future generations of millions of your country-men.

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Anonymous April 12, 2011, 4:38 p.m.    

For a person who can not speak Ukrainian and rejects Ukrainian History &amp; Culture, he would insist that Stalins vision is the true course of Ukraine. To be ashamed of his Soviet past would mean admitting guilt to the wrongs being done to Ukraine.

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Anonymous April 12, 2011, 5:02 p.m.    

can't be Ukrainian and an anti-Ukrainian Soviet...this idiot is a true moron!

how many Jews are Nazis???

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Anonymous April 12, 2011, 5:44 p.m.    

Little Rus'ian

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Anonymous April 12, 2011, 5:42 p.m.    

&quot;Ukrainian&quot; is now a political term for EVERYONE with a Ukrainian citizenship.

There needs to be a new term for loving Ukraine.

Soviet raised is an excuse not the reason.

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Anonymous April 12, 2011, 7:36 p.m.    

An hunderd percent Ukrainian speaks Ukrainian.

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Anonymous April 12, 2011, 7:51 p.m.    

A hundred percent Swiss speaks Swiss.

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Anonymous April 12, 2011, 9:43 p.m.    

how does Ukraine compare with Switzerland except that Mega Criminals love to hide their $$$ that they steal from Ukraine into Swiss bank accounts, and one day when Ukraine is truly free it will have to declare war in order to get the stolen Trillions back unless the Swiss suddenly become righteous and return it willingly

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Anonymous April 13, 2011, 11:29 a.m.    

All politics in Switzerland speaks min 2 officials languages plus English and Swiss-German!

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Anonymous April 13, 2011, 12:43 a.m.    

If you feel like 100% Ukrainian then prove it by acting and speaking like one, in the native language, rather than acting like an Ukrainophobe who hates everything Ukrainian, especially Ukrainian historical heroes like Mazepa, Vyhovsky, Petliura, Konovalets, Bandera, Shukhevych, etc..

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Anonymous April 13, 2011, 2:58 a.m.    

ANGELS MERKEL COULD NOT SPEAK GERMAN BUT ONLY RUSSIAN. SHE HAD TO LEARN GERMAN AND EBEN NOW, HER RUSSIAN IS BETTER. AZAROV HAS NEVER EVEN TRIED TO SPEAK UKRAINIAN AND THE WAY HE READ SHEVCHENKO AT THE AWARDS WAS A SAD JOKE. DISGRACEFUL. HE AND TABACHNYK ARE THE ORIGINAL GRUESOME TWOSOME. BURY THEM BOTH ALIVE.

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Anonymous April 13, 2011, 4:40 a.m.    

Azarov should act like a Ukrainian, and stand up to puny Putin.

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Anonymous April 13, 2011, 9:19 a.m.    

Azarov: I feel one hundred percent Ukrainian

******BUT I ACT 200% As A RUSSIAN CRIMINAL*********

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Anonymous April 13, 2011, 4:28 p.m.    

That should be 1000%, not 200%

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Anonymous April 16, 2011, 4:09 p.m.    

Azarov is 100% moskal!!!

A Ukrainian does not lick putin's arse. A Ukrainian prefers the sweet taste of Freedom!!!

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