Nashi mocks 'Orange' policy in rally near Ukraine's embassy

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Jan. 19, 2010, 12:47 a.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
Activists of the youth movement Nashi "congratulated" the Ukrainian president on his defeat in the presidential election in a rally near the Ukrainian embassy in Moscow on Monday. "Over 100 Nashi activists rallied in front of the Ukrainian embassy in Moscow to congratulate the Ukrainian people on the defeat of the Viktor Yuschenko policy of rapprochement with American 'friends,' and to sum up the grim results of the Orange president's five-year rule," Nashi spokesperson Kristina Potupchik told Interrax.
"After coming to power and securing support from well-known overseas partners, Yuschenko pledged quite a lot to his people and the neighboring leaders. Nashi activists demonstrated the difference between Yuschenko's pledges and actual deeds," Potupchik said.
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Anonymous Jan. 19, 2010, 2:43 a.m.    

This is a good example of the Soviet Union's (I mean Russia's) feelings toward Ukraine. They do not believe in Ukraine as an independent country.

It also shows how the Soviet Union (I mean Russia) has not changed. Brainwashing their youth, as before.

Let Russians worry about their own country. Leave other countries alone.

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Anonymous Jan. 19, 2010, 10:07 a.m.    

plain and simple Nashi=Nazis

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Anonymous Jan. 19, 2010, 7:26 p.m.    

Most Nazis are undoubtedly in Ukraine

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Anonymous Jan. 19, 2010, 7:56 p.m.    

yes the Moskals came from Russia and one just can't rid oneself of this infestation....just a reminder ...more Russians (than Ukrainians) including Putin's father joined Hitler to rid their nation of Stalin's communist barbarians!

Lets just keep YOU and the facts honest!

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Anonymous Jan. 21, 2010, 9:41 a.m.    

Exactly! There wouldn't be so many problems if Russia would leave Ukraine ALONE and concentrate on it's own issues.

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Anonymous Jan. 19, 2010, 2:50 a.m.    

These poor children should look at there own contry Rushya, and have a big rally when Putin & Medyedev gets a kopnyka! Ukraina is free and has a true democracy and does not need Rushyan telling use who will be our leaders.

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Anonymous Jan. 23, 2010, 10:56 a.m.    


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Anonymous Jan. 19, 2010, 7:09 a.m.    

Several years back, the CBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation did an in depth television documentary on Nashi. This so called youth organization is funded by the Russian government with the intent of promoting a radical definition of extreme Russian nationalism with Putin as its figurehead. The methodology behind Nashi is virtually identical to that of the Hitler youth groups that elevated Hitler to cult like status. Putin is also using similar cult hero worship tactics to create a potent force of obedient followers to be harnessed in the creation of a new and dominate Russia.

Unfortunately, these young Nashi followers are indoctrinated with an attitude of intolerance for non Russians, as already demonstrated through the use of violence towards minorities on Moscow streets. The Nashi's elevated nationalistic ideals of their self perceived ethnic superiority, will be channeled by Moscow that will inevitably steer Russia towards a violent collision course with its neighbours.

Dialogue, acceptance and respect for former Warsaw Pact countries and subject nations such as Ukraine are not in Moscow's current vocabulary.

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Anonymous Jan. 19, 2010, 10:12 a.m.    

Wow. A whole 100.

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Anonymous Jan. 19, 2010, 10:37 a.m.    

Poking pun on the orange US arsewipe loser who ruined Ukraine. Bravissimo to NASHI :)

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Anonymous Jan. 19, 2010, 2:37 p.m.    

Yet another careless ignorant act to antagonize someone that had good admirable intentions and self-sacrifice for his people and also stir up anger that only hinders better relations with your neighbors. Victor Yushenko is the perfect example of a good guy getting involved in politics and gotten slandered by ambitious power seeking opponents. How difficult a job it is to unify a diverse population and develop a bipartisan atmosphere. He deserves better!

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Anonymous Jan. 19, 2010, 7:54 p.m.    

What planet are you on? Yushchenko and his policies did not "unify a diverse population" but rather polarized it. He did not keep any of his promises from 5 years ago, from fighting corruption to an EU fast track (we won't even get into the NATO thing).

He was and is a hopeless incompetent who can now best serve Ukraine by going back to his bees and staying there.

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Anonymous Jan. 20, 2010, 12:08 a.m.    

If Yuschenko HAD pursued the promises made 5 years ago, it WOULD HAVE polarized the country far more, because the disproportionate percentage of "Bandits" make their bones in russophone Donetsk... It was his naive, misguided attempts at unification (aka a grand coalition with PR) that were his undoing.

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from richard Jan. 19, 2010, 7:34 p.m.    

The usual Russians fed on Putin-Propaganda dreaming of a return of their empire. Let us hope Tymo or Yanuk don't comply with their wishes.

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Anonymous Jan. 23, 2010, 12:08 a.m.    

Funny... people spewing racial hate calling someone else brainwashed. Yet Nashi, however imperfect, is putting the heat on Yuschenko, not Ukrainians.

As for the Yuschenko - he done nothing beside blaming all the issues on Russia... much like certain elements blame everything on jews in Russia itself. And even a complete moron will not buy his poisoning hat trick second time.

Bye bye mr pentagon lackey

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