Quick quiz for Kyiv lovers. What direction is the woman with the raised sword and shield facing? Northeast. She is looking directly at Oryol, Ryazan, Nizhny Novogorod, in the direction of Moscow. That’s why the right bank of the Dnipro River is western (and the left bank vice versa, that is, eastern).
Antisemitism, Holocaust jokes, racism and bigotry — including against Ukrainians — guns, guns, guns and war — topics the LARP-er and his teenage tribe enjoyed chatting about.
The tension between groupthink and individuality, between rational and emotional reactions and between morality and immorality — the online 21st century Masshole version of Lord of the Flies.
A friend stationed temporarily in Sloviansk called yesterday to say happy Easter and that he wasn’t blown to bits by the Russian missile attack that destroyed a residential building and killed the kid in the picture. Members of his unit were outside of town hunting pheasants in the woods.