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Thursday, 9 March 2017

9 March 2017. Today was Yu A Gagarin’s Birthday

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Today was the birthday of Yu A Gagarin, the first man to fly into outer space. The Anglo toddlers have never lived that one down…

BMD

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Polish Cosmonaut Hermaszewski: Impossible to Recognise UPA and OUN Killers as “Heroes”

monument-to-poles-killed-by-the-upa

Monument to the Poles murdered by UPA terrorists in the VOV… oh, the Galician Uniate nationalists deny that it happened… do tell that to the Poles from the Kresy…

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The Verkhovnaya Rada’s recognition of OUN-UPA militants as “fighters for Ukrainian independence” deeply shocked Mirosław Hermaszewski, the first Polish cosmonaut. The UPA brutally murdered 18 of his family members during the Volyn massacre. On 9 April, the Verkhovnaya Rada adopted a law, “On the Legal Status and Honouring the Memory of Fighters for Ukrainian Independence in the 20th Century”, authored by Yuri-Bogdan Shukhevich {a relative of one of the most murderous terrorists: editor}. The law included the OUN and UPA in the list of organisations fighting for Ukrainian independence.

Polish President Bronisław Maria Komorowski said that official recognition of the OUN and UPA as “fighters for independence” might adversely affect Polish-Ukrainian relations, saying, “The misfortune of this law is that it makes it impossible for a Polish-Ukrainian historical dialogue, without which there’s no reconciliation and no way of addressing important issues. The case isn’t closed, if we’re talking about relations between Poland and the Ukraine, but we should seek a positive outcome”. In turn, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Grzegorz Juliusz Schetyna didn’t consider the Rada’s recognition of the OUN and UPA activities a threat to Warsaw.

To find out how Poles thought about the Rada’s glorification of the OUN and UPA, our correspondent interviewed the first Polish cosmonaut, General Mirosław Hermaszewski . During the VOV, his father, Roman Germashevsky, was one of the leaders of the Polish self-defence group in Lipniki (Kostopil County in Wołyń Voivodeship, now Bereznovsky Raion of Rovno Oblast). In March 1943, UPA thugs and assorted gangsters from neighbouring Ukrainian villages burnt down the village, killing part of the Polish population, including some of the family of the future cosmonaut… the UPA stabbed his grandfather seven times with a bayonet in the chest. In August 1943, a neighbour of the family, a Ukrainian nationalist, killed his father.

Inessa Drugova

How does Poland react to the Ukrainian law recognising OUN and UPA militants as “fighters for independence”?

Mirosław Hermaszewski

I usually never talk to reporters on the phone, but I’ll answer this question… I’m shocked that such a thing could happen. How can those who killed, and all are they aware that they’re terrorists, how can you make them heroes? I have many friends, Ukrainians, who’re now ashamed that it happened.

Drugova

Pan Mirosław, your family suffered from the actions of Ukrainian nationalists. For you, it’s also a personal tragedy…

Hermaszewski

My whole family lived in the east. They killed my father, killed my grandfather… they killed 18 of my family in terrible ways. These “heroes” killed my family with axes and knives. Here are heroes for you! How can anyone accept them as heroes?

Drugova

Shall these laws may affect the relations between our peoples?

Hermaszewski

I have many Ukrainian friends; I love the Ukrainian culture and people. The fact is that we had scary things happen in the past… it’s terrible. This simply shows you how some people deal with the past… “We didn’t do it”. Why did they do that… I don’t know. Why the Ukraine did it, I find difficult to understand. We helped the Ukraine; our country was the first to recognise its independence. Poles supported the Ukrainians, as you acknowledge, in response, they named killers “heroes”.

29 April 2015

Inessa Drugova

RIA Novosti

http://rian.com.ua/analytics/20150429/366853393.html

Editor:

Reflect on this… Ukrainian nationalists lie up and down, claiming that the Volyn massacres never occurred… I’m NOT kidding you! You can believe the Ukrainian nationalists or you can believe those whose family members died at the hands of Ukrainian nationalists. If you support the Ukrainian nationalist liars, you’re on the hell-bound train, and there’s no more to say on this topic…

BMD

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

DonNTU First University to Receive the Academician V P Glushko International Prize

00 DonNTU award. Donetsk. 31.03.15

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Today,Donetsk National Technical University (DonNTU) was the first DNR educational institution awarded the prestigious Academician V P Glushko International Prize. The son of the prominent scientist, Major General A V Glushko, handed over the award to A Ya Anoprienko, DonNTU Rector. General Glushko spoke about the DonNTU’s achievements, “It’s one of the most-recognised higher institutes in the SNG due to its compelling research in hundreds of projects for a variety of industries, from geology and metallurgy to mechanical engineering and mining. Even in wartime, in fact under conditions of blockade, it still pays special attention to promote science and technology”. In turn, Rector Anoprienko said, “DonNTU has received the first Academician V P Glushko International Prize. In time, the award will go to leading scientists, artists, and pilot-cosmonauts. We’ll do our best to continue research in our school, to train and develop higher-education science”. DNR Minister of Education and Science Igor Kostenok congratulated DonNTU’s students and faculty, “Today, the DNR is emerging. It’s important for us not only survive, but to develop systematically. In this, our foremost assistants are scientists and higher science, which since Soviet times were amongst the top ranks. We should undertake the most serious study. Awarding such high honours… that’s the best way to do it”.

The International Academy of Spiritual Unity of the People of the World UNESCO “For the Promotion of Science in Literature” established the Academician V P Glushko International Prize in 2005. Over the next eight years, the Academy gave out the award, but there are no records of who received it and what they received. This was due to the lack of a legal basis, as well as financial difficulties. After 2013, due to the efforts of the St Petersburg Foundation for Support of Education and Science, the Prize became official.

V P Glushko (1908-89) was a Soviet engineer and scientist specialising in rocket and space technology and was a pioneer in liquid rocket engines. Beginning in 1974, he became director and general designer of NPO Energiya, which designed the 11K25 Energiya booster-rocket/MTKK Buran reusable space shuttle system. He became Academician of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR and the USSR, twice winner of the State Prize of the USSR, and twice Hero of Socialist Labour.

31 March 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency

http://dan-news.info/culture/doneckij-texuniversitet-pervym-sredi-vuzov-mira-poluchil-mezhdunarodnuyu-premiyu-im-akademika-glushko.html

Monday, 9 March 2015

First Cosmonaut Yu A Gagarin Would’ve Been 81 Today

00 Yuri Gagarin Birthday 2012

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Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was born 9 March 1934 in Gzhatsk (Smolensk Oblast, RSFSR). His mother, Anna Timofeyevna, and his father, Aleksei Ivanovich, were ordinary peasants from Klushino in Gzhatsk Raion. They gave young Yura a good work ethic and saw to it that he became a considerate person. Having lived through difficult times during the German occupation, the Gagarin family moved in 1945 from Klushino to Gzhatsk. After his graduation from secondary school, Yura entered Vocational School 10 in Lyubertsy on 30 September 1949, studying moulding and casting, finishing in June 1950. In August 1950, he entered Saratov Industrial College. On 25 October 1954, he started flight instruction at the Saratov flying club. In 1955, he graduated from Saratov Industrial College, and on 10 October 1955, he finished his flight training at the Saratov flying club. On 27 October 1957, Gagarin married Valentina Ivanovna Goryachyova, who was his faithful companion for many years. Their family grew; they had two daughters, Lena and Galya.

On 26 December 1957, he reported to the Fighter Aviation Regiment of the Northern Fleet. Learning about a candidate search for testing new technology, on 9 December 1959, Gagarin requested transfer to this group. On 18 December, they ordered him to report to Moscow, to go to the Central Scientific Research Aviation Hospital for a health test. On 3 March 1960, Lieutenant General of Aviation Kamanin presented Senior Marshal of Aviation Vershinin (commander of the VVS) with a list of selected pilots… the candidate cosmonauts. On 11 March 1960, Gagarin started this new phase of his life. On 25 March, the cosmonaut-training programme began in earnest. On 12 April 1961, Gagarin became the first man to make a space flight, flying the Vostok 1. He won the Hero of the Soviet Union, and the day of Gagarin’s spaceflight became a holiday… Cosmonautics Day, starting from 12 April 1962. With this endeavour, Gagarin opened up the Road to the Cosmos.

In 1966, Gagarin became an Honorary Fellow of the International Academy of Astronautics, and, in 1964, he became commander of all Soviet cosmonauts. In June 1966, Gagarin started training under for the Soyuz programme. He became backup to Komarov, who made the first flight on the new ship. His own scheduled flight wasn’t far off… in the meantime, on 17 February 1968, Gagarin defended his thesis project at the Zhukovsky Air Force Engineering Academy. The State Examinations Commission awarded him certification as a qualified pilot-cosmonaut engineer. Until his last days, Gagarin served as deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. In his honour, the state renamed his hometown Gzhatsk “Gagarin”. His name will forever remain in the cosmos, which he reimagined for mankind… one of the largest (250-kilometre-diameter) crater on the far side of the moon is named for Gagarin. That is symbolic… it’s located between Tsiolkovsky Crater and the Sea of ​​Dreams. In 1968, the International Aeronautical Federation established a medal named after Gagarin, which it awards to individuals who make special contributions to air and space exploration. Gagarin’s name has long been synonymous for pioneers in any field of activity on a par with Columbus. Gagarin wrote in his diary shortly before his death on 12 March 1968, “I have no greater desire than the desire to fly. A pilot must fly. Always fly”. On 27 March 1968, he died in an air crash near Novoselovo Kirzhachsky (Vladimir Oblast) during a routine training flight. His ashes are in the Kremlin Wall on Red Square in Moscow.

9 March 2015

Politikus.ru

http://politikus.ru/v-rossii/45123-segodnya-9-marta-2015-goda-ispolnyaetsya-81-god-so-dnya-rozhdeniya-yuriya-alekseevicha-gagarina.html

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