12 March 2022

Irony, Kremlin Style


Russian military have just arrested Ivan Fedorov, the mayor of Melitopol. For “terrorism offences”, aka refusing to be a collaborator. 

Reading comments on Russian social media I am seeing pejorative/racist “hohol” used for Ukrainians quite often. Well, someone named “Ivan Fedorov” is not “hohol”. You cannot possibly have a more Russian name than Ivan Fedorov. This is the mayor of the town Russians are supposedly liberating from Ukrainian nationalists.  

All those people in bombed out maternity wards, universities, kindergartens are, for the most part, Russian speakers and ethnic Russians. Not sure if ironic is quite the right word here but Russians are murdering Russians to save them from Ukrainians.

Hat off to Mr Fedorov.