Heartfelt expressions of support for Maidan came today, sent from the beautiful city of Ryazan, Russia (which dates back to Kyivan Rus)! Apparently, Chernivtsi and Ryazan were sister cities under the old USSR. And Khortytsia Island housed the center of the Ukrainian Cossacks’ (Kozaks) Zaporizhian Sich.
Thank you brothers and sisters of Ryazan!
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Maidan continues in every one of us
Chernivtsi, Ryazan is with you
The ancient law is known by Khortytsia, Carpathians: Better to die free than to end up behind bars
Because crying never gave anyone freedom. But he who fights, gains the world.
Your house is not for the executioner, and our house is not for the grave
“Khokhols,” we support you. ~”Katsap” [they are making fun of nasty names Russians and Ukrainians sometimes call each other.
Together we are many, we can’t be overcome.
Four our, and your, freedom