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Language Issue in Ukraine

"For me, the Russian language in Ukraine is the death of Ukraine."

-- Oleh Chornohuz
Ukrainian author, patriot and political essayist

OUN Shield

Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN)
to European Parliament

"I am writing to you on behalf of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), the organization headed at one time by Stepan Bandera.

No doubt by now, you have received ample correspondence criticizing Poland's action in the European Parliament: the introduction of a resolution (# 20) depicting the Ukrainian nation and those who strived for its independence as Nazi collaborators and fascists. The resolution also called on the new administration in Ukraine to rescind the honor afforded to Stepan Bandera as a Hero of Ukraine. The resolution and its implications are libelous [. . .]

The struggles of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) and the efforts of Bandera are now well-documented. The archives of the Security Service of Ukraine are now open and accessible. Your resolution perpetuates the disinformation and propaganda which in the past did not allow the world to know the truth, leaving the world with a tainted perspective. We believe you have been caught up in a pro-Russian propaganda attempt, carried out through the hands of others. . ."

-- Stefan Romaniw
Head of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists
Kyiv, Ukraine


Lustration Law

In 1991 the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic passed the Lustration Law, which provides that

. . . high-ranking Communist Party functionaries, personnel of the former communist State Security Service, graduates of Soviet KGB institutions of higher education, and several other categories of individuals, are forbidden to hold top positions in the state service and the army, to run in elections at any level, and to carry out any other electoral functions.   The Law does not extend to citizens who were born after 1 December 1971.

There is, unfortunately, no such Lustration Law in Ukraine. The implications of this major lacuna are shatteringly obvious.

The investigative report presented here is a community information project the objective of which is to expose the presence of probable KGB agents and top-ranking communist and Komsomol members of the former USSR in Ukraine's government apparatus.  To proceed to the report, please click on the icon at left.



Im Jahre 1991 haben die Tschechische und Slowakische Republik das sog. Lustrationsgesetz verabschiedet.   Nach diesem Gesetz ist es

„ . . . für hohe Leiter der Kommunistischen Partei, Arbeiter der kommunistischen Staatsicherheit, Absolventen der sowjetischen KGB- Hochschulen verboten, leitende Stellen bei der Staatsverwaltung und in der Armee zu bekommen, Wahlkampf zu führen und andere leitende Funktionen aus zu- führen.  Dieses Gesetz gilt nicht für Personen, die nach dem 1. Dezember 1971 geboren sind“

Leider existiert in der Ukraine kein solches Lustrationsgesetz, was sehr zu bedauern ist.

Auf dieser Website befindet sich die Studie „ Lustration oder Ukraine unter dem KGB“.  Diese Studie ist ein öffentliches Informationsprojekt mit dem Ziel, die Anwesenheit der KGB- Agenten, Komsomol- und Kommunistische Partei-Führer in der Regierung der Ukraine bekannt zu machen.   Um zum Dokument zu kommen, klicken Sie bitte an der Fahne links.


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Alleged Demjanjuk

"John Demjanjuk was convicted by an Israeli court of having been an imaginary Ivan the Terrible of Treblinka, and was sentenced to death, but was saved from hanging by the discovery that it had been another Ukrainian Ivan — Ivan Marchenko — who had really been that imaginary Ivan the Terrible of Treblinka.

Throughout the persecution of John Demjanjuk, historians were aware that the story of Ivan the Terrible of Treblinka was fictitious, but said nothing, allowing the myth of Ivan the Terrible of Treblinka to pass unchallenged, content to let John Demjanjuk be hanged for crimes they knew he did not commit, FOR A COLLABORATION THEY KNEW WAS MOST COMMON AMONG HIS ACCUSERS."

-- Dr. Lubomyr Prytulak, Ph.D.

To access the page Analysis of John Demjanjuk Munich Trial Developments, please click on the icon at left.

Alleged Demjanjuk

"The history of the John Demjanjuk case is replete with geopolitical intrigue, judicial misconduct, disinformation and outright deceit. There is a direct connection to the KGB and the on-going Soviet efforts to discredit the Ukrainian Diaspora -- its promotion of Ukrainian independence, its steadfast anti-Communism and the eyewitness accounts of the genocidal policies of the Soviet regime."

-- Dr. William Zuzak, Ph.D., P.Eng., in his open letter of Nov. 25, 2009 to The Honourable Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany


"Russia’s special services are seeking to destabilize the situation in Ukraine, undermine its sovereignty and independence, create a negative image of this country, block its integration into European and Euro-Atlantic structures, and turn Ukraine into a dependent and manipulated satellite. In their special operations against Ukraine they attribute exceptional importance to the «Jewish card» [. . .]

In recent months, the number of personnel in the FSB structures that deal with Ukraine has increased by 1.5 times, and this increase is reminiscent of the 1950s, when the underground Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) was active in Ukraine."

-- Moses Fishbein, at the 26th Conference on Ukrainian Subjects at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA), 24-27 June 2009.


"The ancients said: De mortuis aut bene, aut nihil.  Of the dead be nothing said but what is good.   In recent years, Russian politicians, diplomats, political scientists, journalists, and even pop stars have clearly taken a fancy to another expression: De Ukraina aut male, aut nihil.  Of Ukraine be nothing said but what is bad.  Nothing matters to them — not logic or common sense, not honesty or decency.   In their view, Ukraine — like the young woman with a fierce mother-in-law, like the Jew among anti-Semites — is guilty of everything."

-- Ukrainian poet and patriot Moses Fishbein, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine briefing on 3 November 2008.


A surname often points to the national or racial origin of an individual. None would contest that an O'Flaherty or an O'Reilly has an Irish ancestor in their lineage. They might not care a whit about their Irish roots; but their genes still carry an indelible Irish stamp. That stamp is advertised by their name. To a greater or lesser degree that is beyond their conscious control, their very being is thereby programmed, not to speak of the effect of their home environment in formative years.

Ukrainians, the issue of an ancient Slavic culture spanning millennia, possess a comparable stamp. One evidence of it shows up in surnames with indisputably Ukrainian endings. Of these, perhaps the most common and best recognized – the O'Flaherty of the Ukrainians – is "-enko". But there are actually many others: names ending in "-uk", "-iuk", "-yk", "-ok", "-o", "-a", "-ovych", "-sky", "-ts'", "-iak", "-ylo", "-ets", "-an".

Focusing mostly on the "-enko" ending, a Ukrainian philological expert in Slavic languages recently compiled an informal list of Enkos living in Russia, that she obtained from publicly-available publications over a two-year period. There are now nearly 180 names on the list and it is still growing. A copy is attached herewith.

The names we see here are not just plain-vanilla Enkos. These Ukrainians are in the service of Russia and they are among Russia's best and brightest. They wield power and influence far beyond their numbers, affecting major sectors of life within and outside the country. They are part of the vital glue that holds Russia together. What an intriguing perspective!


Lemko Martyrs Remembered

". . . We wish [first of all] to pay our humble respects to the noble son of Lemkivshchyna, His Excellency Kyr Josaphat Kocylowsky, Bishop-martyr of Peremyshl, Sambir and Sanik, who was arrested by the Poles, beaten and dragged with his throne to the prison, and delivered to the Russian NKVD in 1945, there to be imprisoned and subjected to all manner of inhuman torture until he passed away November 17th, 1947. . ."

-- Organization for the Defense of Lemkivshchyna; gathered at their Sixth National Convention on October 23rd and 24th, 1965, in Passaic, New Jersey, USA.


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