Hello, “Unwashed Russia”

by Olha Povaliaieva
Friday, March 25, 2022
Hello, “Unwashed Russia”

Russian occupation troops began to seize and destroy Ukrainian literature and history textbooks

In the libraries of the temporarily occupied territories of Luhansk, Donetsk, Chernihiv, and Sumy regions, seizures of Ukrainian historical and fiction began, which do not coincide with the postulates of the Kremlin propaganda. For this, Russian units of the “military police” are involved. Currently, in addition to repressive, they perform the so-called "ideological functions".

The policemen are most interested in books on the history of Ukrainian Maidans, anti-terrorist operation in the east of Ukraine/Joint Forces Operation, and the history of Ukrainian liberation competitions. “Extremist” literature includes school textbooks on the history of Ukraine, scientific and popular historical literature.

The occupiers have a whole list of forbidden names. Among them: Mazepa, Petlyura, Bandera, Shukhevych, Chornovil. In the cities of Kremennaya, Rubizhne (Luhansk region), Gorodnya (Chernihiv region), cases of seizure of the book The case of Vasyl Stus by Vakhtang Kipiani are known.

Found books are confiscated, destroyed on the spot or taken out in an unknown direction.

In Starobelsk, Luhansk region, the Russian occupation administration is taking measures to introduce Russian rubles into circulation for settlement in shops and markets.

Putin's troops are also trying to place occupation administrations on the ground. A search is underway for patriots and participants in the ATO/JFO.

The local population is instructed to collect documents, supposedly for the purpose of registering pensions.

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