Motorola Killed in Donetsk

Original: Komsomolskaya Pravda / Article by Aleksandr Kots
Translated by Gleb Bazov / Edited by @GBabeuf

mot0 Militiaman Motorola at the military parade in honour of the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

A legendary commander of the Novorossiya Militia, Arsen Pavlov, has been murdered in a terrorist act.

It was impossible to believe. The Ukrainian mass media had so frequently dug the proverbial grave for one of the most experienced and decorated commanders of the Donetsk Militia, that I took yet another report of his death to be one more instance of journalistic fraud.

Something exploded near my home, closer to Motorola’s,” a journalist whom I know (who lives next door to Arsen Pavlov) wrote to me. “They’ve brought an APC, ambulances, police cars…”

I dialled Motorola’s phone numbers, but he did not answer any of them. A source in the Donetsk People’s Republic’s Ministry…

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Hurrah for the Blackshirts!


by Bryan Hemming


It Can’t Happen Here

On the morning of April 9th 1940 mum’s cousin, Bjørg, got out of bed to celebrate her eleventh birthday. That wasn’t the only event to make the day so memorable. Later that morning the Germans invaded.

There are times it becomes difficult to separate fiction from reality. In Sinclair Lewis’s semi-satirical novel It Can’t Happen Here, published in 1935, Senator Berzelius ‘Buzz’ Windrip campaigns for the U.S. presidency on a populist ticket, promising to restore the country to its former prosperity and greatness. But behind all the glitz he harbours a more sinister agenda. He plans to seize complete control of the government and impose a dictatorship supported by a paramilitary force trained to crush dissent with extreme violence.

My Norwegian mother told me that German officers ordered the immediate evacuation of Oslo on the day of the invasion, saying Luftwaffe planes…

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