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Demolition on Andriyivsky Uzviz brings criticism, rethink by billionaire Akhmetov

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April 12, 2012, 10:53 p.m. | Ukraine — by Daryna Shevchenko

An effigy of Rinat Akhmetov dangles from a fence on Andriyivsky Uzviz next to a sign that reads “Akhmetov, don’t mess up our lives!”
© Kostyantyn Chernichkin

Daryna Shevchenko

Protest over destruction of historic buildings prompts Akhmetov to backtrack, cancel plans to build multi-story business center at the historic tourist attraction.
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William April 13, 2012, 4:36 p.m.    

The disregard for history in Ukraine began with the destruction of the Jewish synagogues and cemeteries. Soccer fields all over Ukraine are built on top of ancient destroyed Jewish cemeteries. Do you think the desecrated dead will not take their revenge on you? They will and they are. Now it continues with Ukrainian historical buildings. The great Ukrainian theologian Andrei Sheptyitski,stated that if Ukrainians murdered Jews, it would lead to murdering each other. Violence begets violence. You will be punished to the 10th generation. This has proven true in present day Ukrainian lawless society and furthermore after mudering Jewish history, you murder your own.

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ihor todoruk April 13, 2012, 8:39 p.m.    

As I understand it Ukraine has only been a &quot;Sovern&quot; State for 20 years. So are you blaiming the destruction of of Jewish cemeteries on who exactly, on the new Ukrainian State? Sounds more like UKE bashing once again

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Stephen Dunchouk April 13, 2012, 5:25 p.m.    

On a more positive note.Why not build underneath the historical buildings.At least deep enough to clear any ancient layers of civilization. Initial expense is high but energy savings alone are big, with constant temperature using the bedrock as a heat soak.The shops etc can be as modern as you like and extensions to the underground would make commuting a breeze across the city.Tunnel technology has come a long way in the last few years and Kiev is on a big high hill.Just a thought!

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