The City’s Fireflies - 2013
The Cityʼs Fireflies is about the time when I first saw fireflies from a book. They were fancy, beautiful, and mysterious. I desire to express the beautiful sight for people who have never seen them before.
Nuvole in campagna
As the separatist conflict simmers in eastern Ukraine, supporters from both camps fight on in another war — a war of words. The result is a torrent of new slurs — often cryptic, at times clever, always insulting.
Here are some of the most common terms:
Russian synonyms for ”neo-Nazis,” literally followers of World War II-era Ukrainian nationalist Stepan Bandera.
The “logi” suffix lends an additional pejorative connotation.
From the onset of the pro-European Maidan protests in Kyiv, Russian authorities have repeatedly branded the demonstrators — and more generally any Ukrainians supporting efforts to steer their country out of Moscow’s orbit — “banderovtsy.”
A hero to Ukrainian nationalists, Bandera collaborated with Nazi Germany in a bid to create an independent Ukrainian state. The Nazis subsequently arrested him and his associates.
He was assassinated in 1959, a killing widely attributed to the Soviet KGB secret services.
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