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In 2002, Yanukovych as Donetsk Oblast governor endorsed book glorifying Stalin-era secret police

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Dec. 16, 2011, 12:15 a.m. | Ukraine — by Yuriy Onyshkiv

President Viktor Yanukovych

Yuriy Onyshkiv

President Viktor Yanukovych’s views on nation’s traumatic past have been controversial.
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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2011, 12:28 a.m.    

Moreover, the Soviet communist elite became part of the political elite in independent Ukraine.

Read more: http://www.kyivpost.com/news/nation/detail/119065/#ixzz1ge366vWp

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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2011, 1:40 a.m.    

complete asshole ( | )

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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2011, 2:09 a.m.    

Proffffeeessssor yanukonvkt endorsement ... And toilet paper in one purchase. At last something useful for Ukrainian people from the Little russian! The man is pure Genius!

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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2011, 5:05 a.m.    

Too bad his parents didn't starve before he was hatched.

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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2011, 5:46 p.m.    

Hear, Hear!!

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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2011, 5:12 a.m.    

Not a surprise. Merely a puppet of a crumbling puppet master. Viva Bandera!!

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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2011, 5:16 a.m.    

This is Yanukovych the ZEK....a 5th columnist....doing Russia's dirty work.

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Anonymous Dec. 21, 2011, 7:10 a.m.    

Zeks allowed to take leave from prison.

In Ukraine, the inmates allowed to take two-week vacation. The corresponding decree signed by Justice Minister Oleksandr Lavrynovych , said Justice.

http://tsn.ua/ukrayina/zekam-dozvolili-brati-vidpustku-z-v-yaznici.html

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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2011, 6:36 a.m.    

A snake by any other name remains a snake.

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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2011, 2:04 p.m.    

He is a reincarnation of Stalin!

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Anonymous Dec. 17, 2011, 12:20 a.m.    

No, he's not smart enough

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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2011, 2:30 p.m.    

Lies spread by KP provoke emotional hysteria from stupid, gullible, piss-headed little russian diaspora. Read below and LOL! Ahahahahahaaa!

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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2011, 2:53 p.m.    

Your needed in moscow comrad... your &quot;superleader&quot; is shitting his pants trying to keep the russian sheep in thier pens.

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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2011, 6:20 p.m.    

Your stupid sovok leader has sold you little russian xoxol to my leader long time ago. Ahahahahahaaa!

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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2011, 3:57 p.m.    

I don't see the need to drag this up, other than playing to the diaspora crowd who never tires of such issues. Yanuk like anyone else has the right to change his views, and good for him for having done so.

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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2011, 5:49 p.m.    

We will never tire of revealing the truth about Stalin's regime to the world. Millions of innocent victims demand it. Yanukovych will also leave a legacy of an insane diabolical leader. Generations to follow will spit at his image.

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Anonymous Dec. 25, 2011, 5:50 a.m.    

At Khreshchatyk the red flag was was carried ahead of the Ukrainian flag

Festive convoy was led by President Viktor Yanukovych.

http://tsn.ua/ukrayina/na-hreschatiku-chervoniy-prapor-nesli-poperedu-derzhavnogo.html

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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2011, 4:54 p.m.    

Why don't you come to the city of Vinnytsia, Mr. Stalin-loving president and praise the NKVD, the same NKVD that night after night shot 10-30 people in the back of the neck in the late 1930's? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinnytsia_massacre

You are tearing this country apart. Please resign immediately.

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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2011, 7:23 p.m.    

It's none of your business Harley. You don't even live in Ukraine.

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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2011, 8:30 p.m.    

I really detest liars and incompetents like you and Yanukovych. I'm sure your superiors in the intelligence service (either Ukrainian or Russian) know exactly where I live.

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Anonymous Dec. 17, 2011, 12:56 a.m.    

You are an idiot, but you don't live in Ukraine.

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Anonymous Dec. 21, 2011, 6:06 a.m.    

Many other Stalin-era killing fields have been discovered,[6][7][8] one as recently as 2010.[9] In the areas near Kiev alone, there are mass graves in Uman', Bila Tserkva, Cherkasy and Zhytomyr.[10] Some were uncovered by the Germans during World War II; Katyn and Vinnitsa being the most infamous[11]

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Anonymous Dec. 19, 2011, 4:50 a.m.    

I don't know where Harley lives.....but who cares....he is fighting for Ukraine and for you,,,,so don't be so rude to spit in his hand.

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Anonymous Dec. 21, 2011, 6:09 a.m.    

Not for &quot;him&quot; because &quot;he&quot; is from the Kremlin.

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Anonymous Dec. 21, 2011, 6:02 a.m.    

&quot;Practically all of the skulls have bullet wounds,&quot; said Yaroslav Livanksy, the head of a group of volunteers who helped to excavate the site.

He said money and clothes from the 1930s had been found at the site. A crushed child's skull was discovered close to a bead bracelet and a small slipper.

Irina Fliege, a senior researcher with Russian human rights group Memorial, which collects information about Stalin-era killings, said she had no doubt that the victims were shot by Stalinist forces.

She said far more bodies were likely to be found as adjacent sites are studied.

&quot;This happens all over the country, it's impossible to say how often,&quot; Felige said. &quot;All we can to is put up monuments to remember the dead.&quot;

http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/06/09/us-russia-grave-idUSTRE6584HJ20100609

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Anonymous Dec. 17, 2011, 12:20 a.m.    

Does this book include an English addition? I am deeply interested in the KGB side of the story, and also in the contents of the book.

From the sounds of it, it seems like this is a book that admits to the actions of the KGB and their negative effects on Ukraine and its people (and the people under Communist rule as a whole), but without any recognition of guilt.

Of course, in holding to the Stalinist version of communism, guilt is for those who died, and death at the hands of the state only happens if you are opposed to the state. So why would the authors say they were wrong? Why not praise it now as they praised it under Stalin?

And is it just me, or does the Kyiv Post page reset itself every 5 minutes? It isn't doing this for any other website I visit, just the post....

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Anonymous Dec. 18, 2011, 5:48 p.m.    

No surprise Yanu would endorse this. He believes the Soviet experience defines Ukraine and he wanted

10,000 orange protestors killed to teach Ukrainians a lesson.

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AL BALA Jan. 27, 2012, 4:45 a.m.    

In Zaporozhye zlipyly-meter snow-Stalin (photo)

Snow monument to Stalin appeared in Kiev Shevchenko district, in a multi yards.

http://tsn.ua/politika/u-zaporizhzhi-zlipili-trimetrovogo-snigovika-stalina.html

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Anonymous Dec. 18, 2011, 7:34 p.m.    

Husar called the desire to idealize Lenin and Stalin's an illness of the soul.

Former head of The Church believes that the monuments of communist leaders need to be removed from the streets of Ukraine.

http://tsn.ua/politika/guzar-nazvav-bazhannya-idealizuvati-lenina-i-stalina-dushevnoyu-hvoroboyu.html

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