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Berezovsky blasts Ukrainians for their choice of president

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Feb. 18, 2010, 11:16 p.m. |

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Editor’s note: This address by Russian millionaire Boris Berezovsky, who is living in exile in London after becoming an enemy of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, was written in an emotional and aggressive style, using prison slang and other expressions that may be offensive. The translation only gives a vague idea of what he meant to say.
The original in the Russian language can be found on pravda.com.ua/articles/2010/02/17/4780786/. It is reprinted with permission from Ukrainska Pravda.

I am addressing you, the people on the margins [of Russia], to every one of you who supported [Victor] Yanukovych. You elected a crime boss as your Hetman. Moreover, he’s a young brother of the Big Brother.

I am convinced that this is not for long.

However, I cannot figure it out: how many mega-liters of slave blood must flow in the veins of each one of you, to be able to believe in this douche bag in the age of the Internet, the Large Hadron Collider and genetic engineering!

Stick your feather up your a-hole! You’ll be swooping into the stinking “gaping heights” of your past.

Your gene pool has survived worse genocides than this. But do remember in your mind-boiling dive that, while your chief Cossack is a crime boss, you will be living on the margins, not in Ukraine.

P.S. I would like to especially address the leader of democratic world, U.S. President [Barack] Obama and the ideologist of the modern Russian obscurantism [Vladimir] Zhirinovsky, who did not take direct part in the voting, but were among the first people to congratulate Yanukovych on his victory.

Dear gentlemen: I don’t perceive as accidental your solidarity to recognize a crime boss as the president of a great European country.

In the autumn of 2004, during the Orange Revolution, the political beau monde of the USA found out from Fox News and CNN reports about the existence in the center of Europe an independent state of almost 50 million people. But for some reason, they’re still convinced that the democratic Iraq and Afghanistan are more important than a democratic Ukraine.

Mr. Zhirinovsky, you’re much more consistent. You have never recognized Ukraine as independent.

I am asking you, Mr. Obama and Mr. Zhirinovsky, to remember the phrase of Franзois de La Rochefoucauld: “A politician is able to look forward only as far as he is able to look back.” Then you will shed your illusions about the “reset” button, as well as doubts that the future is in the hands of the Ukrainian, not marginal people.

It does not benefit you, dear sirs and word-wise politicians, to neglect history.
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Anonymous Feb. 18, 2010, 11:43 p.m.    

The man is insane. And a dark, dangerous man. I suspect that Ukraine has done something good when he is so livid. With the kind of language he is using in public, God only knows what kind of evil and demonic deeds he is capable of in private.

Russia was to be his playground. To shape as his twisted mind wanted. But it has slipped through his fingers.

I have no idea why would England collect such people in London, giving asylum of all things. This is the type of person that needs to be bannished to a lonely island. He is a danger on the road, as his rage cannot be contained. But England has for a while become the last refuge of scoundrels and criminals of all sorts. That is the place where they get the coveted title of "democrats", fighting for the truth and justice.

He invested so much in buying Ukraine, and lost his investment. Oh, well. Someone whith his level of civilized behavior cannot be expected to make wise business decisions. He is used to getting things by force, as he did once in prostrate Russia. Well, dear Yeltsin said good buy, and Sheriff Putin came to town. Now, all those that were bannished can only seethe with fury.

He has not learned the old adage. Those that gain the money in a shady way, need to learn to keep their mouths shut.

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Anonymous Feb. 19, 2010, 12:16 a.m.    

England is controlled by the Rothschild the richest most evil of the zionist NWo khazar jews.

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Anonymous Feb. 19, 2010, 6:48 a.m.    

I think Jewish people are really cool, cultured, beautiful and they are very rich and powerful -- for such a small minority, they control so much of the World, indeed! And deservedly. Because assheads like you, who spout such anti-Semitic dribble, deserve to serve the Jews like a slave, and help them get richer at your expense, you stupid gentile. You Slavs may be individually bright, but systemically and as a society, you're weak, backward and primitive -- unlike normal, modern western civilization. May the Jews exploit your weakness, because of your nutty anti-Semitism. You deserve it. :-)

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Anonymous Feb. 19, 2010, 7:19 p.m.    

Your comments are every bit as hateful towards Slavs as Berezovsky's are, minus the vulgarities.

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Anonymous Feb. 21, 2010, 5:03 p.m.    

Sorry about the vulgarities. My comments are not hateful, but exactly on the mark. La Chaim!

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Anonymous Feb. 18, 2010, 11:44 p.m.    

Finally, people who neither love nor fear Russia speak out and provide a logical view of the situation. All that one can hope is that the people of Western Ukraine can prevent Ukraine's criminal president from ruining Ukraine too much.

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Anonymous Feb. 23, 2010, 6:56 p.m.    

People from Western Ukraine who presume that they control the whole Ukraine, are the root of all problems.

Western Ukraine should be given its own country, and from what I see printed in this forum coming from that part of Ukraine, it cannot be soon enough! This is a problem that will bring down the whole country, and there would be no peace until they go their way. Everyone in Ukraine need to help Western Ukraine get their country as soon as possible!

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Anonymous Feb. 21, 2010, 9:01 a.m.    

Don't be an idiot. You may like this guy's comments for saying what he said but this guy is self serving and a crook himself. Why don't you think before you speak as far as what comments come from who.

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Anonymous Feb. 24, 2010, 2:13 a.m.    

What does Berezovski have to do with Ukraine? He is a jew who was a guest in Russia. Not very thankful, he now spits poison on Russia. Connection with Ukraine? NO.

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Anonymous Feb. 19, 2010, 1 a.m.    

I think they should just let Berezovsky pick the president from now on. It's obvious Berezovsky loves the Ukrainian people more than they love themselves.

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Anonymous Feb. 19, 2010, 10:30 a.m.    

Why don't put your filthy money where your filthy mouth is?

You did nothing to support democracy in Ukraine, except finance Yulia Tymoshenko through a bunch of thug intermediaries who pocketed all your money. Now you're pissed because your candidate lost the election.

Who's the bigger thug? Yanukovych or those who robbed you when you thought you were supporting Tymoshenko?

The Khokhli screwed Berezovsky !

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Anonymous Feb. 22, 2010, 5:26 p.m.    

Or divide it equally among other people... Sounds familiar, commie?

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Anonymous Feb. 23, 2010, 4:07 p.m.    

Firstly it is illegal for foreigners to finance a candidate in elections.

Second, Ukraine would only issue arrest warrant upon Russia's request

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Anonymous Feb. 19, 2010, 11:12 a.m.    

Berezovsky is a Russian crime boss. He has betrayed Russia and it's people and is a criminal on the Interpol wanted list.

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Anonymous Feb. 19, 2010, 9:02 p.m.    

Somehow this &quot;criminal&quot; is living free in the UK. He is only a kriminal inRoosia, in Roosia everyone is a Kriminal

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Anonymous Feb. 22, 2010, 5:38 p.m.    

Russia has the biggest criminal putin as its president !

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Anonymous Feb. 23, 2010, 4:05 p.m.    

strange that he search on the interpol website on name of Berezovsky comes up with nothing then.

perhaps you got confused because Brazil handed Interpol their file on Berezovsky, that doesn't mean however that Interpol will list this man on the wanted list.

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Anonymous Feb. 19, 2010, 12:26 p.m.    

who is Boris Berezovski? someone meaningful for Ukraine? so why should Ukrainians listen to what he is talking? that's one.

and also: you wanted to express your point of view publicly - fine, then mind your language! so that while you speak the ears of people whom you speak to can catch the sense - and not just pain through lots of insults.

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Anonymous Feb. 19, 2010, 1:40 p.m.    

Ironically, Berezovskiy was taught the same hard lesson in this Ukrainian election that his enemy Putin learned in 2004.

Even a billionaire can't necessarily buy a democratic election. And when you lose, you lose in a big way. Better to be more careful next time.

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Anonymous Feb. 22, 2010, 5:24 p.m.    

And no billionaire has helped Yanukovitch?

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Anonymous Feb. 19, 2010, 1:44 p.m.    

Pero v z**** ne perevoditsia kak &quot;Stick your feather up your a-hole!&quot; :-))

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Anonymous Feb. 20, 2010, 4:51 a.m.    

Boris Berezovsky is nothing more than a self-made criminal oligarch, in exile. His opinion is always self-serving. A vote which upset Boris, is a good vote, as it is anti-oligarch.

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Anonymous Feb. 21, 2010, 7:51 a.m.    

And Yanukovich is anti-oligarch? hahaha...nobody but the Donbass Oligarchs support Yanukovich...if you cared for that, youd vote for someone other then the three stooges.

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Anonymous Feb. 21, 2010, 10:26 p.m.    

&quot;nobody&quot;? what about all the Ukrainians who voted for him? you think they are &quot;nobody&quot;?

Go back to Canada.

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Anonymous Feb. 22, 2010, 7:07 a.m.    

And why don't you go back to Russia. You are a d.p. in Ukraine

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Anonymous Feb. 21, 2010, 2:58 p.m.    

Boris Berezovsky showing the West with this language that he has no class at all.

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Anonymous Feb. 21, 2010, 6:28 p.m.    

One cannot argue with Berezovsky's basic thesis and analysis. The West, and Western Europe in particular, had forgotten its history and what a pivitol role Ukraine has played over the centuries in SAVING Europe's hide from Asian and Turkish invasions and most recently in bringing down the Evil Empire. Thank you Mr. Berezovsky for reminding the West of what it has so easily forgotten.

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Anonymous Feb. 23, 2010, 5:24 p.m.    

WHEN YOU THOUGHT THE CLOWN WAS SAFELY COMOTISED IN LONDON

WHAT HE DOES

HE REAPPEARS

AND STATES THAT

HE KNOW WHO SHOULD BE LEADING THE UKRAINE

NOW BORIS

I KNOW IT HURTS TO HAVE THOSE MILLIONS STASHED IN ALL DIVERSE COMPANIES ALL OVER RUSSIA AND

NOT BE ABLE TO

GET THEM TO THE WEST

NOW THE NEW THREAT THAT THE SAME MAY HAPPEN IN THE UKRAINE

IS DISCONCERTING

AND FURTHER DOWN LINE IN GEORGIA

MUST

GIVE

YOU

MANY SLEEPLESS NIGHTS

GOOD DAY BORIS

and keep counting that 1 BILLION OF POUNDS

YOU MANAGED TO GET OUT OF RUSSIA

ADIEU

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