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Tyahnybok: Nationalists are popular

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June 10, 2011, 1:33 a.m. | Ukraine — by Svitlana Tuchynska

Svoboda leader Oleh Tyahnybok attends Stepan Bandera commemoration rally in Kyiv on Oct. 14, 2009.
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Svitlana Tuchynska

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 1:55 a.m.    

Agood interview ,,,,except for this stupid statement.....

then we have no choice but to consider obtaining nuclear status again......

This is not the way of the futur.

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 5:58 a.m.    

Бог помагає Українії !

OK, a little maturity needed, but not a reality dose.

First balanced piece on Svoboda I've read. Thanks Ms. Tuchynska and KP.

Слава Українії !

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 2:58 a.m.    

another Nazi face in Ukraine, Ukraine will end up with tow states Russian speaking state and Ukrainian speakin' state. If you don't accept this fact now, you will have to do it in the future soon or later. any war between Russia and Europe because of Ukraine, will result in massive destruction of Ukraine.

USA or Europe will not sacrifice their stability by creating a problem with Russia. so Tyahnybok has to forget this idea.

the world is developing, and the poor poor countries like Belgium, Ukraine still confused which language to speak, and which tradition to follow.

when will this rubbish learn to live like Canada with tow languages.

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 4:57 a.m.    

The reason Canada hastwo languages -French and English is because the

French language could easily die because it is surrounded in a sea of English with English Canada 35 million and French Canada only 5 million population add to that living next door to the USA 350 million

The French Canadian language to survive hard to be official or it would be lost.Those who make comparisons with Canada and Ukraine are totally wrong and uninformed-Ukraine has been overwhelmed by the russian language banned during tsarist times and ridiculed by russians and their politicians during modern times.Ukraine is sleeping next door to an elephant called russia with a population

4 times the size of Ukraine and the Ukrainan language has a problem with this elephant if it rolls over and squashes the Ukrainian language which is slowly happening if russian becomes an official language which is already used widely so lets not lose sight of the fact that the circumstances are totally different in Canada with two official languages---we all know that the russian language is not dying and hence does not require any official status because it is the elephant in the room.

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 3:01 a.m.    

Scottish National Party have won 50% pf the vote in Scotland but they are far from being a right wing.. More Social Democratic.

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 4:44 a.m.    

Nuclear weapon status in Ukraine again? Another typical Lviv nationalist out of touch with the world and with Ukraine. But wait. He is no different than the diaspora who still pretend to be Ukrainians.

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 11:43 a.m.    

spoken by a russian who pretends to be a Ukrainian. I bet you don't even speak the language.

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 5:07 a.m.    

The Russians are getting worried that real Ukrainians are waking up. Go Svoboda!

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 3:34 p.m.    

+100. Go Svoboda!

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 4:49 p.m.    

Go to HELL Svoboda !

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Anonymous June 12, 2011, 10:58 p.m.    

The SVOBODA party is the only intelligent and totally Ukrainian political force. They're absolutely wonderful!

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Anonymous June 12, 2011, 11:15 p.m.    

yaaaaaaaawn

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 9:18 p.m.    

Don't kid yourself. Many others (Ukes included) are as well.

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 6:49 a.m.    

Бог помагає Українії !

QUOTE: &quot;2004 – Expelled from faction for “xenophobic statements,” such as Ukraine needs to be cleared of “Russians, kikes [derogatory term for Jews]…and other evil.” END

Exactly what word was used? It is unlikely &quot;kikes&quot; being a British and Australian term.

&quot;Zhyd&quot; perhaps? Why would &quot;Zhyd&quot; be derogatory if used for &quot;Jews&quot; in Slavonic Gospels?

Isn't it odd, if one uses an English language slang for Jews and not a derogatory term for Russians?

Or could it have originally been so manipulated as an anti-Semitic disinformation ferment?

Слава Українії !

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 8:13 a.m.    

Ukrainians are NOT allowed to call Jews -Jews! They must call them Hebrews the way Archie Bunker did!

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 9:06 a.m.    

It's great that Svoboda strongly opposes the policies of Yanukovych, but I would like to see them stand up for every citizen of Ukraine, whether they are of Ukrainian heritage, Russian or one of the many others that live in Ukraine. Worrying about what name people call their children is petty and irrational and distracts from what is important; restoring democracy in Ukraine.

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 11:40 a.m.    

good point

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 3:33 p.m.    

Me as Ukrainian living in the east part of Ukraine feel that my rights are violated (for example being unable to find a Ukrainian school in my neighborhood), and I need a party exactly like Svoboda to protect my rights.

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 6:05 p.m.    

Spoken like a Kozack!

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 7:25 p.m.    

I understand what you are saying; here in Crimea if our son wants to study Ukrainian he has to take a bus to another town; luckily he already knows Ukrainian very well. I just worry that if Svoboda was in power people might not be able to study Russian language. I don't want to let Yanukovych succeed and pit People of Ukrainian heritage against people of Russian heritage: I think we can all live together under one flag (Ukrainian)

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 9:14 p.m.    

Problem is that Svoboda shows more divisive attributes.

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 10:29 a.m.    

Tyanh-who and his party of hooligans and skinheads probably are the beginning of the end of a nation called &quot;Ukraine&quot;.

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 3:29 p.m.    

Dream away you moron

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 6:54 p.m.    

It's the begining of the future of a country called Ukrine!

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 7:34 p.m.    

Prada ?

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 11:41 a.m.    

You're one to talk. Go back to your beloved Putin and communism. Just b/c someone doesn't want your soviet bullshit doesn't make them nazis.

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 9:15 p.m.    

Communism as in Ukraine's Soviet boundaries and the Soviet like &quot;Hero&quot; status arbitrarily given to Bandera by Yushchenko and correctly annulled by Yanukovych.

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 12:45 p.m.    

I am Maria and nobody else !

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 3:11 p.m.    

First class political poetry.

I love it.

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 6:40 p.m.    

Why is it OK for Russians to be nationalists and not Ukrainians?

All you Russian posters can STF up and go back to Moscow!

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 7:38 p.m.    

good point, it is very hypocritical how this charge of nationalism is used. In my opinion, it would be beneficial for all people not to focus so much on what nationality they are.

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 9:11 p.m.    

Soory punk, but many in Ukraine aren't anti-Russian scum.

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 7:03 p.m.    

There are absolutely no Nazis in Ukraine. This is pure Putin propaganda. The only Nazis are in Russia - they are called the &quot;Nashi&quot;, Putin's personal goon squad that instigated the riots in Lviv on May 9, and who come to Ukraine by the busloads from Russia to intimidate Ukrainian voters to vote for the Party of Regions (Russians) during elections.

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 7:32 p.m.    

you are ignoring Russian Nazis like Putin's father was

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 9:09 p.m.    

LIE!

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 9:41 p.m.    

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www.compromat.ru/main/putin/vlasovets.htm

3 different Photos of Putin's dad joining Nazi Wehrmacht to FIGHT AGAINST Russian Red Army Komunists

art-of-arts.livejournal.com/125325.html

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 9:10 p.m.    

That's a crock, given some of the Uke nazinalist comments made about Jews, Poles and Russians.

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Anonymous June 11, 2011, 12:09 a.m.    

Although I'm American and live in America, I fully support Ukraine's nationalist movement. Ukraine would be an economic power in Europe if not for Russia's meddling and manipulations. Russia continues to manipulate Ukraine's resources no differently than Germany did in 1941-44. Or Poland, or Austria-Hungary, etc. Viva Bandera!!

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Anonymous June 11, 2011, 12:16 a.m.    

you are a circus clown

quite obviously

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Anonymous June 11, 2011, 4:15 a.m.    

Sure thing, Bim Bom. Corrupt stooge.

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Anonymous June 11, 2011, 6:08 p.m.    

LES we have a job for you,putin commie. Clean the russian trash-garbage all around UKRAINE

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Anonymous June 11, 2011, 4:02 a.m.    

LES is one of those Russians posing as a Ukrainian to discredit Ukraine. Ignore his nonsense.

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Anonymous June 11, 2011, 4:21 a.m.    

Easy to smell out the Stalinist Kool-Aid drinker. Too bad Marshall/Eisenhower didn't listen to Patton in 1945; the Iron Curtain never would have happened and Ukraine could have been the dominant power in Eastern Europe.

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Anonymous June 12, 2011, 12:49 a.m.    

Be aware LES is a commie undercover. A clown working for papa putin the bold ugly man

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Anonymous June 12, 2011, 2:06 a.m.    

Modern Ukrainian nationalism must continue to be based on Christian principles and values as it always has been, from the days of Queen Ol'ha, through the whole Rurikide period of Volodymyr the Great, Yaroslav the Wise through the Kozak period, through the period of the UPA struggle against the antichrist totalitarian Nazis and Communists to today. To be Ukrainian always meant to be Christian and it must ever be so regardless what other nations may do or say. Just as Israel is Jewish, so too Ukrainians are CHRISTIAN!!!

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Anonymous June 14, 2011, 8:24 a.m.    

Actually There is a Ton of Ukrainina-Slavic-Paganism that you forget about. It especially was evident in UPA.

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Anonymous June 12, 2011, 3:36 p.m.    

Is there any reason why the author don't show us the careers of Tyahnybok in the soviet time? Maybe he isn't a real nationalist?

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Anonymous June 12, 2011, 10:48 p.m.    

And how do you know this EXACTLY? State your source.

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Anonymous June 12, 2011, 11:13 p.m.    

I AM the source.

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Anonymous June 12, 2011, 4:46 p.m.    

Nationalism is a very dangerous and blunt political tool. It is often used to engender support where there is no policy. It divides a nation not unites it. What one calls National interests is threat to others freedom. Hotler was a part of the Nationalst movement.

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Anonymous June 12, 2011, 5:32 p.m.    

Who was Hotler, was he some kind of inter-national cook?

Nationalism should not be confused with chauvinism which is a bad thing. Socialism too is a bad thing, look at all the misery it has caused all over the world, not to mention communism. National socialism and chauvinistic communism both committed genocide and heinous crimes against humanity all over the world.

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Anonymous June 12, 2011, 6:51 p.m.    

What people want is National Socialism, and it is a big mistake that Tyahnybok turns from it.

Radicalism is needed, it stems from the total contrast between how it is and what is needed, requiring a complete overturnal of the sick system. This automatically makes it radical. National Socialism is radical due to it dealing with the most general of roots, the bottom of all issues. Namely race and national moral. Everything in society depends on this and it is only reasonable that the state should be based on it as well.

It is beyond unfortunate that Svoboda's leader does not understand radicalism.

Svoboda needs to look over its program, it needs to clearly introduce a national moral; to strengthen and secure the physical nation, its ethnical heritage, as a first priority. This prompts a perpetual and active handling of the matter. Svoboda needs to replace the idea of laws against usury with a complete illegalisation of this sick, absurd monetary and banking laws which are not only clearly prone to exploitation but as if designed for it. It does not need to be that way, this needs to be replaced with a national, state bank of the people. Illegal immigration is not the only problem, all kinds of racially foreign immigration is a problem, in particular systematic such, regardless of it being legal or not.

Nonetheless, taking a look at the program, what is this if not National Socialism? A bit poor National Socialism, but National Socialism. And there are plenty of National Socialists within the Svoboda ranks. There will come a day when either they will quit fooling around about it, or something else will be built, for likewise sooner or later people will realise that National Socialism is the only way with the practical and general ability to turns over this sickness.

That is why our enemies, wishing to keep displacing resources and destroying Europeans, dislike it.

Tyahnybok should thank Adolf Hitler, he and his people hindered the bolshevization of Europe. Maybe if Tyahnybok had a thousand Soviet divisions lined up against him, with plans as is now known even for France, he would just sit down and die? Hitler was not about to watch as Germany was setup for destruction, so he took the first step and also utilised an element of surprise. And it almost succeeded, had it not been for the British powers at be refusing Rudolf Hess peace proposal they would have disinfected Eastern Europe. We know more about this than ever before, including what Germany knew back then.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd_CA9dVTnI

National Socialism is our strength, not weakness. Everyone knows about National Socialism. It is not only an empty idea, it has happened already and it will happen again.

політика заснована на народ фізично, це називається націонал-соціалізму.

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Anonymous June 12, 2011, 6:57 p.m.    

And Svoboda readers, as you can see in the comments here as the clearest evidence. It does not matter what you call youserlves, your enemies will associate you with National Socialism regardless.

The only effect of pretending to distance yourself from National Socialism is that it is a big mistake weakening yourself and the clarity of your aims.

National Socialism is fair, but fairness is not the same as humility. Life is struggle.

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Anonymous June 12, 2011, 6:59 p.m.    

I should have written &quot;powers at be of Britain&quot;, not &quot;British&quot;.

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Anonymous June 12, 2011, 9:26 p.m.    

You should have written nothing at all !

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Anonymous June 12, 2011, 8:41 p.m.    

great !!!!!

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Anonymous June 12, 2011, 8:49 p.m.    

Ukrainian people want Russians to treat them like equals. Period.

Unfortunately, Russians are racists and treat Ukrainians like slaves, even though they owe their language, culture, and religion to Ukraine.

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Anonymous June 12, 2011, 9:24 p.m.    

yaaaaawn

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Anonymous June 15, 2011, 3:01 a.m.    

The Russians know that they are inferior, not only to Americans, but to Poles, Chinese, Ukrainians, most Europeans, etc. not only in culture, but also in manners, humanity, etc.. As for Ukrainians, they know that they were once a province of Kyiv and paid tribute to Kyiv long before Moscow or Russia ever existed.

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Anonymous June 12, 2011, 11:39 p.m.    

irst, what is fascistilly? What language are you speaking? And come on buddy, you can't speak in german. :D Ich kann es und du deswegen h&amp;#246;r auf hier so einen bl&amp;#246;dsinn zu labbern.

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Anonymous June 12, 2011, 11:40 p.m.    

first, what is fascistilly? What language are you speaking? And come on buddy, you can't speak in german. :D Ich kann es und du deswegen hoer auf hier so einen bloedsinn zu labbern.

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Anonymous June 15, 2011, 4:32 p.m.    

Oleg Tiahnybok is no Ukraine patriot he is taking millions from Moscow to damage Ukraine's image in Western countries.

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Anonymous July 9, 2011, 2:55 a.m.    

Yanukovych has assigned the head of the UOC-MP Hero of Ukraine

Now the Russifying Moscow KGB &quot;church&quot; is the hero of UKRAINE?

Pathetic!

Read more:

http://www.kyivpost.com/news/ukraine/detail/108296/20/page/1/#comment-126510#ixzz1RYnDcJ32

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Ukrainian.Nationalist Sept. 1, 2012, 5:29 a.m.    

Tyahnybok has lost it. He has gone completely insane. He expressed "support" for the Palestinian (terrorist) "cause", even though these are the same Palestinians who are supported by Russia and their allies against Israel, who is an enemy of Russia. If he thinks Palestinians actually care about Ukraine he needs pyschological help. On YouTube I talked to a Tyahnybok-supporter who actually said "Death to Israel! A true brother of the UPA would support Bashar al-Assad!" Yes, the same Assad who is no more than a Russian servant, should be the ally of Ukrainian nationalists! These nazis must remember that Ukrainian nationalists fought Germany and Russia in World War II.

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