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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

Friday, 3 April 2015

If the Russian Cosmonauts Pee on the Tyre, Do the Americans Do So as Well? Perspirin’ Minds Wanna Know…

00a ISS crew. 29.10.12. Baikonur

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Cosmonauts follow some “bizarre” rituals like being slapped in the face with a cross before going to space. American and Russian cosmonauts, and even rockets, all go through an official blessing dished out by a Russian Orthodox priest. Photos from NASA’s official photographer showed that the same cleric has carried out the ritual with gusto for a few years now. As well as getting a visit from a priest, cosmonauts and astronauts contribute to an avenue of trees planted before each mission, and watch the same pre-flight movie before takeoff (a cult Russian “Western” from 1969). The Russian cosmonauts also reportedly urinate on the back right-hand tyre of the bus that takes them to the launch pad, a tradition started by Gagarin himself before his first flight.

2 April 2015

ANI

https://in.news.yahoo.com/bizarre-rituals-astronauts-going-space-102555691.html

Editor:

Note that American cosmonauts have to go into space on Russian rockets. It’s all due to Republican cuts to NASA to free funds for warmongering and tax breaks for the Affluent Effluent. There IS a cost for all the wars and the cossetting of the top Five Percent. Reflect on that as you avoid the ever-increasing potholes (there’s no money to fix those, either)…

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

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Russia to Consider Training First Guatemalan Cosmonaut

00 russian cosmonaut. 26.03.15

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On Thursday, Minister of Foreign Affairs S V Lavrov said that Moscow would consider a request for a Guatemalan cosmonaut to undergo training in Russia, saying at a joint press conference with his Guatemalan counterpart Carlos Morales, “We received a request to consider whether a Guatemalan cosmonaut could  come to a training centre in Russia. Of course, we’d consider this request”. Lavrov added that Guatemala made the request to the Russian Federal Space Agency, which will consider it alongside other countries participating in the International Space Station project.

26 March 2015

Sputnik International

http://sputniknews.com/society/20150326/1020057956.html

Editor:

Why is the American space programme lying in the dust, so much so that American cosmonauts have to hitch rides on Russian spacecraft to the ISS? It’s because of Republican wars and Republican tax giveaways to the Affluent Effluent. Thank you, Ted Cruz! That’s what the Republicans have brought the USA to… NASA now has to beg Russia to let Americans go into space. Note well that Russia is far more generous than the greedster Anglo Americans are. Just sayin’…

BMD

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