The passing week won’t be remembered by rains on the whole territory of Ukraine, and the historical statement about Tomos that was given to the Ukrainian church, Marchenko (Medvedchuk’s wife), is no longer on a media dancehall, but in the Kremlin, neither it won’t be remembered by political races on the Donbas. All this and even more – through the bright installations of Californian Burning Man Festival, which is considered to be the most mainstream festival of contemporary art in the world.
“Burning Man” is an annual eight-day long independent art festival in the US, Nevada, in the Black Rock Desert. Organizers themselves define the event as an experiment to create a community of radical self-expression, which in this entirely relies on itself. For a week in the desert, the works of contemporary art are set. Some of them are burned by the creators before the end of Burning Man. The territory of the festival is free of money and sales, so the participants themselves take care of their meals, housing, and other needs.
A human in glasses and mask
Classes were stopped in the schools of Kherson region near the administrative boundary line. No, the vacation is not extended – Crimea and its neighboring regions are facing a real ecological catastrophe. In the north of the annexed Crimea, on the night of August 23-24, there was an outburst of unknown substance. Only on August 27, Russian media reported that the emission of an unknown substance in the north of the annexed Crimea resulted in an oily patina on the roofs of houses and leafs of trees in the city of Armyansk.
Only after a week and a half the occupying authorities recognized: acid septic tank of the local chemical plant the Crimean “Titan” dried out. Now it is actively emitting into the air sulfur dioxide – evaporation from waste titanium dioxide production, sulfuric acid. Sulfuric anhydride in the air causes irritation and affects the respiratory system. Currently, Crimeans send warning about the possibility of acid rain through SMS.
Our military and border guards at the administrative level are already working in safety glasses and masks, and people are evacuated. Ukraine appealed to the United Nations and the OSCE with an ecological catastrophe, but the Russians hadn’t even cancelled the celebration of the first of September, they don’t care.
House on chicken legs
Oksana Marchenko, the “main dancer” of the country also doesn’t care about the Russian aggression in the Donbas. It turned out, that the wife of Viktor Medvedchuk, the leader of “Ukrainian choice” movement, Oksana Marchenko, the TV presenter, controls the company that won the contest for the development of one of the three largest oil deposits in the Khanty-Mansiisk autonomous region of Russia.
This is stated in the investigation of “Oil for Putin’s friend” by journalists of the “Schemes” program, a joint project of Radio Liberty and the TV channel “UA: First”.
“Can you imagine, that the TV host and the participant of “Dancing with the Stars” have the talent of a real oil trader, and in the pauses between TV projects, just decided to extract oil from the Gavrikovskoye oilfield in the Khanty-Mansiysk autonomous region? Is it worth keeping in mind who her husband is? And who is his friend? So, we can guess whose this business really is, and on which political forces it will work “, – was said in the investigation.
It should be noted, that Oksana Marchenko and Viktor Medvedchuk have not yet responded to the requests of journalists of the program. Probably, they are busy studying new moves before the regular series of “Dancing with the Stars” on 1+1.
A temple in the desert
The day before, the Synax (gathering) of all the bishops of the Ecumenical Patriarchate ended in Istanbul. It was decided, that the Ecumenical Patriarchate may provide autocephaly without the consent of other Orthodox churches. This decision concerns, first of all, the legal aspect of the possible provision of Tomos, which would confirm the independence of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.
However, it’s still early to celebrate. The procedure for giving Tomos is extremely complicated, so now we cannot talk about the exact date when this will happen. Of course, the president would like if Tomos was given on the eve of the election, but the Ecumenical Patriarchate lives its own life without paying attention to the ambitions of politicians at all. For example, Metropolitan bishop Filaret is waiting for the recognition of the Ukrainian church for 26 years. So don’t expect it to happen tomorrow.
However, one of the most authoritative and most influential theologians of the Constantinople church Metropolitan bishop of Prussia Elpidophor advised Ukrainian believers not to worry.
“Repeating His Holiness from the Mother Church of the Ukrainian nation to our beloved spiritual children, everything will be good. Don’t lose faith in your Mother.”
The leader of the so-called “DPR” Oleksandr Zakharchenko died because of an explosion in the center of the occupied Donetsk. An explosion occurred in the restaurant “Separ”, located two blocks from the leader of the militants’ “administration”. After that, the so-called “authorities” of the self-proclaimed “DPR” announced a three-day mourning: they’ve closed all checkpoints, in particular, checkpoints at the Russian border and at the perimeter of so-called “LPR”. As well they’ve closed exits from the city. In the “republic”, they declare mourning and canceled classes in schools until September 4.
It is worthless to be happy about the death of the terrorist, because Russia has prepared something new for the wild Donbas, and it is elections, both in Donetsk and in Luhansk. Moscow agrees on anything to legitimize power in the occupied territories and to withdraw economic sanctions. There is a good possibility that some “Ukrainian politicians, MPs, opinion leaders (Russian sycophants – author’s note) will soon talk about “peace with Donbass” (terrorists – author’s note).
Our intelligence has already found out whom the Kremlin wants to appoint to the position of a leader of the “DPR” instead of Zakharchenko, read more on UNIAN. We are talking about the triumphant return of Ihor Hirkin (Strelkov). Well, are you ready to make peace with the apologist of “Russian spring”?
Let’s follow our plan: you close the border, the guilty should be sent to the Hague, we take the Crimea, you give freedom to Sentsov and other political prisoners, we free Donbass. And then we will talk.
By Kostiantyn Rul