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Hands Off Ukraine! by poasterchild Hands Off Ukraine! by poasterchild
Please disseminate widely, thank you! This does not give permission to alter or claim credit for this re-mixed work, for which I retain all copyrights. The original illustration is in the public domain. 

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Spartastic Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Why this hand is Red?

Kaputin :) spartastic.deviantart.com/art/…
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Because it was red in the original.  Don't put too much political symbolism into it.  The original poster was a World War II anti-Nazi poster.
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K-Haderach Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
I really wish there was a third side to support here, but seeing how there isn't, what else can we do as leftists except offer grudging support to the lesser evil? Putin is a right-wing imperialist, yes, but the new government in Kiev invited an IMF delegation with open arms, it is openly preparing to enact brutal austerity measures, and it contains quite a few actual fascists as part of the ruling coalition. As bad as he is, Putin clearly seems like the lesser evil to me.
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AnimusAstralis Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
"Putin is a right-wing imperialist" - oh please, give me a break! Putin is just dodgy KGBist, there is nothing any-wing about him, just dreams about USSR empire. But since Russia has no actual integrating potential (unfortunately), Putin tries to force ex-USSR countries to join customs union, rather useless integration project (believe me, I'm an economist) by political, economic and, from now on, militaristic means.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh, puh-leeeeez.  The guy invaded another country because he could.  If it's wrong when the United States does it, it's wrong when the Russians do it.
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lester-the-quaestor Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
I'm glad you are sound on this issue. The other great poster maker on dA is siding with Putin, and throwing around the F word. Very disappointing.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Who's that?  The Party99999999999 guy?
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lester-the-quaestor Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Yeah, that's him. I never know how many 9's there are. (Maybe he's Cirno.)

I like a lot of his work, but it's time to recognize that Putin's Russia is _not_ the center of world socialism.
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Username353 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
(Seven nines, actually! It's a shame though- could've kept with the nine theme and did nine nines. XD)
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, well, unfortunately our friend is an unreconstructed Stalinist who never met a leftist totalitarian he didn't like.  He will excuse all sorts of tyranny just so long as its perpetrated by people waving red flags.  He backs the Chinese on "the Tibet issue" as well.
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Tykouowl Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Ukraine already has to deal with some shit; they don't always need Russia breathing down their necks and threatening to wreck some shit! DX
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DanDrazen Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014   Writer
And then I thought of what happened to Czechoslovakia in 1993. It survived Hitler and thew Russian suppression of the Prague Spring in 1968 and even the end of communism but couldn't hold together.

I hate to think that partition is the best of a list of bad options, but it may well be the case.
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BobbyJohnes Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
It drew people to trick the brain
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Wir-lune Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
I've been following the Ukraine situation for three months now in the newspapers. Thank you for your drawing, I totally agree with what you (poasterchild) and AnimusAstralis have said.

Let's continue to hope for a peacefull ending in Ukraine, and in her liberty !
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AnimusAstralis Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
+∞ to that!
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BuraddoriArt Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well said poster!
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EliteMasterChief Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
You mentioned Sudetenland..So i suppose you support the US EU folowing logic.The EU and US respects sovereignty and this was shown in the backed Kosovo break up from Serbia. The US supports *cough* *cough* world peace as this was clearly shown in the invasion on Iraq, Afghanistan, and the threats to bombard/invade Syria not a full year before that btw was averted thanks to Russia. Not to mention 52 other wars that toppled democracies and initiation of genocide
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viconiadevir Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
I prefer the recent Latuff cartoon - it gives a more balanced view of the situation latuffcartoons.wordpress.com/2…
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IND0RILL Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Obama! The World demands: Hands off Ukraine!

Bad attempt of using Soviet posters vs Russia.                               Wow
So smart                                                            Much effective
                                  So propaganda                                                     Their own posters         [img]rghost.ru/52762561/image.png[/…
       I'm genius                

Btw stay away with ur politics'n'shit from DA
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
OK, I'll make a deal. I'll keep my anti-Putin sentiments out of dA if Putin will keep his tanks out of Ukraine.

:finger:
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IND0RILL Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
I think Putin don't give a fuck bout ur deals.

Ewww, where is your Dumpmerican democracy now hmm? :D (Big Grin)
Do you feel unconfortable?
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Well, one thing's for sure, scumbags like you get banned for trolling.  :banned:


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AnimusAstralis Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
It's a shame that even here there are a lot of ignorant Russians. We (I'm Russian as well) call them "ватники" (vatniki). This word literally means Russian traditional winter coat. :) It is used to characterize false patriots, those who's accusing US or EU (sometimes Israel) in everything bad that happens to them. They fail to understand that their own actions and their support of Putin are the real sources of their misfortunes. At the same time they are eager to support maleficent Anschluss, which is destructive for both Ukraine and Russia. Poor bastards, I wish they had studied history better...
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I guess we should blame Khruschev.  In 1954 he made the decision to leave the Crimea as a part of the Ukrainian SSR rather than return it to Russia proper, of which it had been historically a part for centuries. I realize that ethnically Crimea is Russian, not Ukrainian, and that strategically, because of the naval base at Sevastapol, etc., Russia has a defensible interest in some form of military control over the Crimea.    What Putin cannot do is to force the issue with tanks and paratroopers.  I don't think Putin's brand of pan-Slavic nationalism is going to do anyone any good at all.
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AnimusAstralis Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
I agree. Giving away lands may be unwise but taking them back by force in 21st century is plainly stupid and counterproductive. And there are a lot of minorities there including Crimean Tatars. They didn't forget what Soviet authorities had done to them in 1944, and they don't want to be a part of Russia, that's for sure.

All these things aside, the very rhetoric of "defending Russians from discrimination" is false, because Russians in Crimea actually aren't being discriminated as much as official Russian media wants people to think. There are a lot of Russian people all over the world, but it doesn't mean that Russia has the right to invade countries where Russian diaspora is big enough. The same rule goes for any other country.

The funny thing is how our authorities are going to distinguish between Russians and non-Russians in Crimea. Russians are basically those who speak Russian. So... if I speak English, may I ask UK or even US to... no, no, that's just stupid!
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LuchoBorello Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
A German gave me the ''you just talk English, so you're British' argument, alleging with it that Argentinian claim on South Atlantic Islands are that way British, is another sample of stupidity. Yes, Argentina's Military State tried to recover them by force in a way more stupid attempt of retaining power, but that doesn't mean that they aren't Argentine, because they lay in our country official overseas jurisdiction. Yes, Kelpers want to be British, but, again, doesn't mean that those islands aren't Argentine. 

The point is that THIS THINGS MUST RESOLVE PY PEACEFUL MEANS, NOT BY FORCE! I feel pleased to read your wise opinion, gentlemen. Greetings to you all.
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Onurahi Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I am really glad that there are Russians like you...really!
We are not against Russia! We do agree that we are brothers! We are against our authorities, who want to take their posts back!
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agapetos Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I hope this reaches #1 place on dA front page!
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VIZg Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Unwarranted silly poster.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Let me guess.  You're Russian, right?
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VIZg Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ukraine now in separating process. East and west parts have different political ideologies, when west part behaves aggressively towards east. The result of such a relationship can be a bloody mess (like in Yugoslavia), if Russia remains uncomplicated.  (70% of the eastern Ukraine population are Russian-speaking in eastern Ukraine).
Sorry for my eng.
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GodZilliac68 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
A simple "yes" or "no" would have sufficed.
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VIZg Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Onurahi Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You sure? Look again and read ukrainian news, plz
West and east are uniting, because we want to live in Ukraine, in a one state free from the powers who get rich by robbing poor people!

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VIZg Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Dude, this topic can argue endlessly. Not in this site.
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Onurahi Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Here I agree.
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TujoThePanda Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Power to da people!
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EliteMasterChief Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
May i ask What do you suggest then? You realise that Ukranian people have asked for help from Russia because of the chaos that is ongoing in Ukraine right now? Also do you realise that a large portion of the population in Ukraine have Russian ethnicity?
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Shirakei Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
>Ukranian people


Ahem,no.


The russians.


R U S S I A N S


That live in a PART of UKRAINE.


U K R A I N E.




...Now that this is cleared,go and tell me (after displaying such mental skill) where is the evidence than these persons actually "asked for help"?
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Just like the Sudetenland.
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MuslimGoku Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
*picks up phone*
Hello? Mr.Godwin? Yes, I'm calling to let you know that your law has been proven right, again.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Nay, nay.

There is an exact analogy between what Germany did in Czechoslovakia in 1938 and what Russia is now doing in Ukraine.  In both cases, the invader used the argument that their people were being or were about to be repressed and needed protection.  Nothing about Godwin's Law is relevant here.
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Onurahi Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Guys, I am from Ukraine.
And this is terrible. Nobody asked for help! It is our lovely corrupted president Yanukovich, who escaped the country and asked Russia to help him take the state back! And the so called "russian people in Ukraine, who are obused of their rights" - that's all bullshit, I assure you!
Well, but still - I can't tell you to change your opinion...You read and watch and decide for yourselves...
My only advise would be to come and see it for yourself! There are a lot of people, who just came and saw it with their own eyes....
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