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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

May 9 in Ukraine want to cancel from next year

On may 9, the streets of Ukrainian cities came nearly a million people — to honor the memory of the fallen in the great Patriotic war. “Immortal shelf” despite the threats of nationalists were held in almost all the cities of the Central “square”. And during processions commemorated not the fighters of the OUN, the UPA battalions “Nachtigall” and the SS “Galicia”, and the liberators of the red Army. In this connection, the past occasion may be the last official celebration of Victory Day in Ukraine.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

Apparently, impressed by what he saw, home “decommunization” of Ukraine, Director of Institute of national memory Vladimir vyatrovich said that his office is preparing a bill that drastically reduces the number of weekend holidays in the “square”. And naturally, the number of “extra holidays” came may 9, may 1 and 2 and March 8. On 23 February in Ukraine is not celebrated for a long time. “I am convinced that it is absolutely acceptable for the situation in which the Ukraine. One of our proposals is to make may 9 a working day.”. According to him, Ukraine is in a difficult economic situation, and the people in it too much rest. The viatrovych some reason is not proposed to make a work day recently established the holiday “Defender of Ukraine on October 14, dedicated to the creation of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA). This year that date Ukrainians will celebrate as much as three days — from 14 to 16 October. On the economy, apparently, these celebrations will not be reflected.

By the way, care of Viatrovych on “workdays” in the current conditions, looks strange. The unemployment rate in Ukraine for 2015 has reached its historical maximum. According to official data, the number of employed people in the country at the end of 2015 amounted to 16.5 million people, unemployed well, there were 1,638 million people. The unemployment rate was 9%, while the unemployment rate among young people up to 25 years rose to 23%. People still don’t have anything to provide jobs, and to celebrate not give…

However, it is clear that not the economic situation makes the main “decommunization” get rid “of Soviet holidays”. On the eve of 9 may, the Institute of National remembrance has proposed a new version of the liberation of Kiev. Ukrainians tried to convince us that the capital of the Ukrainian SSR is not liberated by the Red army and the UPA. But malicious citizens do not believe the new “historians” and took to the streets with portraits of veterans on the hands.

By the way, the authoritative American magazine Foreign Policy on the eve of Vyatrovich accused of falsifying history. The Institute of national remembrance was caught in the fact, .the national archives withdrawn materials about the massacres and ethnic cleansing conducted by Ukrainian nationalists during the war.

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