aaus-list @ ukrainianstudies.org -- [aaus-list] Tabachnyk on "official nationalism"


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date/Main Index][Thread Index]

In this interview http://www.unian.net/ukr/news/news-309763.html the historian, former vice-minister of Ukraine, and leading intellectual of the Party of Regions Party, Dmytro Tabachnyk, criticizes the "official nationalism" of Yushchenko and his government. I will not comment on his accusations or conclusions, but wish to bring to your attention instead Tabachnyk's own prejudicial and xenophobic statements, which support the political goal of sowing divisions between east and west Ukrainians. See, for instance, his comment on Minister of Education Ivan Vakarchuk: "v karpats'kii polonyni znaishly moldavana i zrobyly yoho ministrom." Further, he complains about the supposed domination of Galicians in Yushchenko's government: "Halychanyn vitse-prem'ier, halychanyn  - ministr kul'tury, halychanyn - ministr osvity, halychanyn - nahliad nad tserkvamy. Dominuiucha obast', yaka poklykana vidformuvaty vsikh pid sebe, - de stameskoiu, de rubankom, i de sokyroiu, yak Halana. Blaho, dosvid ye."



[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date/Main Index][Thread Index]

lists@brama.com converted by MHonArc 2.3.3
and maintained by BRAMA, Inc.