Friday, October 26, 2007

Just ran into this video of Eduard Limonov chatting with Radovan Karadzic, then shooting at Sarajevo. Have no idea if it's the real thing.

But, even if it's not, I still don't understand how Garry Kasparov could possibly agree to team up with Limonov.


  1. I bet it’s Limonov. The Russian opposition, unfortunately, is too weak, which explains such shyrka coalitions.

  2. I cannot view the video! :((
    Are the Balkan wars an issue in Ukraine as well? We were very concerned with them here in Switzerland, because we have an important Ex-Yugoslav immigrant community (that swelled in the nineties, precisely BECAUSE of these atrocities).
    In Russia, however, I have the feeling it is taboo, just to avoid supporting overtly or letting down the Serb brothers. Ten years after the Srebrenica massacre, I happened to be in Iaroslavl' : not a word on TV, not a line in newspapers.
    Just like two separated worlds...
    Do svidania
    Geneviève from Switzerland

  3. Neeka,

    I've not seen this clip before, but (as you may know) the British/Polish film director, Pawel Pawlikowski, did film a clip of Limonov consorting with Karazdic and other senior "Republika Srpska" officila in the mountains above Sarajevo, very early in the Bosnian war (I would think no later than late May 1992), which also culminated with Limonov firing at the city.

    This short documentary film (which also explored nationalist myth-making among Bosnian Serbs) was entitled "Serbian Epics" (also also includes a scene in which RK's mother encourages him to tone down his rhetoric somewhat).

    But, I quite agree, it's very disapointing that the Russian democratic opposition don't regard Limonov as being absolutely beyond the pale. He has nothing worthwhile to offer their movement.

  4. why comments nowerdays need your authorization, is this the old jewish game of preaching water and drinking wine applied to freedom of speech?

  5. It's got nothing to do with your freedom of speech: I'm not keeping you from setting up a blog of your own and writing whatever you feel like there.

  6. I have comment moderation on my blog, too. I don't see how it abridges freedom of speech, or how it has anything to do with my being Ukrainian.

    By the way, Veronica, you're not alone anymore. I just had a visitor from Norcross, Georgia, who came to my blog looking for “sex tourism kiev.”