Tag: Creation vs Destruction

The Sky and Satan

The Sky and Satan

Once, the sky was our salvation. People turned to the sky, pleading for justice. The sky could love — but could also deliver just punishment. People went to the heavens to rest in peace.

The Festival of Stolen Culture

Why would a Russian ensemble choose a Belarusian or Ukrainian name if they were representing an authentic Russian culture? Why do they think that a Dagestani dance can represent their culture? Why is cultural appropriation a core of Russian culture at all?

Can You Kill the Past

Can You Kill the Past?

On the 17th of October 2022, a Russian bomb fell on a building in Kyiv downtown, not only taking the lives of innocent people but also ruining a 120-year-old architectural monument.

Let it be the text about other things than war

He’s got black overworked hands: the machine oil burnt into his skin, and hardened under the nails. People with such hands are usually hard-working and plodding. The type of work is a different question.

What is Ukrainian Culture?

This has not come to existence yesterday, nor on February 24, nor in 2014. The brutality of russian violence against Ukraine, the imperial cult of sadism and humiliation, have been here for centuries.

From Vinnytsia to Capri

If you have been following the recent chronicles of the Russian terrorist attacks on peaceful Ukrainian civilians, you surely have heard of Vinnytsia.

The Replaced Cultures

I used to have a friend in Poland who owned a small travel agency, offering original exotic (from the European point of view) trips to the East (of the EU), to Ukraine in particular.