Ok, now give me a single source about UPA's brutality in Warsaw. Please, be kind not to avoid the answer like other tongue-flappers. Aphrodisiac tries to show a part of Polish history. What do you mean by history is not present. Majority of things discussed are in the past.
OK, that's fine. Do you want anybody to be held accountable for that crime?
This is a discussion of Polish policy in 1930s. When you discuss Napoleon, do you expect accountability from the French? It is part of your history and Polish state burnt hundreds of Ukrainian churches in 30s. Now Polish community jumps like pathetic bunch demanding return of churches. Rebuild what you destroyed, then raise demands.
Ok while on topic of churches, Ukrainians just recently turned a catholic church in Lwów into a philharmonie.
In 1923 the monastery building was given to the Lviv Polytechnic and in 1927 conservation work was carried out in the complex which continued until the outbreak of World War II, among them the installation of organ produced by the Czech Brothers Rieger workshop.
Under soviet rule the church remained open longer than most others in Lviv until it was closed in 1962. Most of the interior was plundered or destroyed, including the side altars, sculptures and ambo, only the organ and altar have survived today. In 1969 the church building was assigned to the Lviv Philharmony which established an organ concert hall in it.
With the collapse of the soviet union the parish was officially reestablished in 1991 however the church has not been returned yet and at the moment remains the property of the state from which the faithful have to rent it to attend the Holy Mass.
So, Poles may easily rent the church for religious purposes. I bet Ukrainians cannot rent hundreds of burnt by Poles churches. Should we demand from Poland now reconstructing all the churches you destroyed? So we can at least rent?
Whereas in Poland we get arts, sciences, cinematography, customs, architecture and many more, you just proved my point there is no culture flourishing in Ukraine.
I know that for an ignoramus like you names like Oleksander Dovzhenko
, S. Paradjanov
, Y. Illienko
(incredible producer,director and political activist, died last month, rest in peace) won't mean anything, but they went into history not only Ukrainian, but the world's cinematography.
During the recent years, a new generation of moviemakers arrived. In 2001, the starting art director Taras Tomenko triumphed in the Panorama competition at the Berlin International Film Festival, while in 2003, at the main completion in Berlin the Silver Bear prize was awarded to the film Tram Route #9 by the Ukrainian animator Stepan Koval. Oles Sanin represented Ukraine for Oscar Academy Award in 2003 with his film Mamay.
In 1922 the all-Ukrainian Photo and Cinema Administration, a flexible enough structure, was founded that managed to reconstruct production in Odesa and Yalta, and, in 1928, to put into operation a movie studio in Kyiv, one of the largest in the world at that time, that later became the Olexandr Dovzhenko Kyiv Movie Studio
The Dovzhenko's films Zvenihora, 1928, Arsenal, 1929, and Zemlya, 1930
!!! (A chef-d'oeuvre of the world's cinematography), played a special role in the making of the Ukrainian cinematography. His artistic efforts raised this country's film industry to the world level
. In 1958, at the World Fair in Brussels (Belgium) the poll conducted among the outstanding 117 movie critics and cinematologist from 26 countries of the world
named the latter film among the twelve best films of 'all the times and nations'
One of my best Ukrainian actors Ivan Mykolaychuk received a Grand Prix for his "Babylon XX" movie. He died at age of 47 and played in more than 30 Ukrainian movies
- a world-renowned Ukrainian producer (btw, born in L'viv - yey!).
. People's Artist of Ukraine (2006), Honored Artist of Russia. Professor of the Academy of Performing Arts GITIS.
The only director of foreign origin was awarded the International Prize of the Institute of Italian drama of the best embodiment of the Modern Drama (1997). Winner of the Theater Award "Maratea" Center for European Drama (1991). Received the "Kyiv Pectoral" and the award of the Union of Ukrainian theater "Triumph".In the United States included in the category of "50 people in the world that shaped the second half of the twentieth century."
So, there is plenty to learn about Ukrainian cinematography, than flap with your tongue like so pathetically. It is not a bait as you put it. It just shows that morons are abundant.
It's a tragic irony that we are discussing churches here ;)
Read the title of the topic again, please. It is not about naked women some of us are interested in discussing.
Destroying Churches is one of the most drastic steps that can be taken in humiliating another ppl. The next step is disqualifying them as human and the step thereafter is genocide.
In Ukraine, especially at that time it was taking away humanity, because religion was an unalienable part of everyday life, be it physical or spiritual. Traditions, customs, songs, morals were and are in majority based on one's believes. It was part of who you are. And this is not exaggeration. To burn churches, to kick the kids out of schools, to burn libraries, to close universities had only this intention, MG, as you said, to take away humanity.
I am in a search of more sources about this action against Ukrainian churches in 1930s, does anybody have any?. I would like to read up on it more.
Here are some, Aphro; I'll try to look for more.