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Improvised weapon of the Ukrainian revolution

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Protesters on the Maidan fought not just with sticks, bats and sledgehammers, as many think. Photographer Tom Jamison was an eyewitness to the Ukrainian revolution. He made a series of photographs of homemade samples. weaponsby which local revolutionaries were armed. In these subjects it is easy to understand what these people were ready to go in order to achieve their goal.


“Everyone on Maidan had a cudgel or a bit like this,” Jamison says, “it’s impossible not to notice that all military equipment was prepared from scrap materials, from the barricades themselves to completely absurd body armor and firearms. Sometimes it looked like complete insanity. ”





























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  1. Same lech
    Same lech 15 March 2014 08: 40
    +17
    G .... Avno Maidanovskoe still the author forgot to show, it was also used against BERKUT.
    1. domokl
      domokl 15 March 2014 09: 16
      +21
      It’s just that you didn’t look at the link below ... An article for western inhabitants. And that means, against heavily armed Berkut soldiers, there were peaceful boys with digging sticks picked up right there in the park ...
      1. Name
        Name 15 March 2014 09: 24
        +3
        Frankly speaking, this can be mistaken for ADVERTISING ... for the last (God forbid!) belay
        1. Master_Lviv
          Master_Lviv 15 March 2014 15: 19
          +4
          These are all "peaceful protesters" ...
          1. Suhow
            Suhow 15 March 2014 23: 37
            +3
            yeah another bottle of gas, etc. about peaceful actions, put in a word .....
      2. Makarych
        Makarych 4 May 2014 23: 10
        0
        .... "Peaceful protesters" .... "Vonizhi" ....
    2. skullcap
      skullcap 15 March 2014 13: 10
      +4
      Yes ... Mao once said: "The rifle gives rise to power"
      I would have lived to see the Maidan, I would have said: "Kisten gives birth to democracy"
      1. dmitriygorshkov
        dmitriygorshkov 16 March 2014 00: 15
        0
        Quote: kosopuz
        I would have lived to see the Maidan, I would have said: "Kisten gives birth to democracy"

        It is worth adding, the birth was painful and not quite traditional (through ....)
    3. Duke
      Duke 15 March 2014 13: 45
      +15
      Complete Middle Ages.
    4. afdjhbn67
      afdjhbn67 15 March 2014 14: 11
      +5
      yes .. early medieval fires, soon inquisition ..
  2. targitai
    targitai 15 March 2014 08: 50
    +26
    Soon all this junk will go into service with the Ukrainian army. There is no money for rockets
    1. Letun
      Letun 15 March 2014 20: 29
      +1
      And it’s just the weapons that Western advocates of democracy, humanism and human rights will provide. It’s not a pension to transfer money, it’s not a pity ...
    2. vlad1
      vlad1 16 March 2014 19: 26
      +1
      do not flatter yourself while the Americans throws them rations and soon begins to weapon
  3. W1950
    W1950 15 March 2014 08: 50
    +9
    But hesitate to remove a cocktail, trunks, knives?
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 15 March 2014 11: 03
      +11
      Quote: W1950
      But hesitate to remove a cocktail, trunks, knives?

      Well, this is usually! And here - the creativity of the masses! Collected directly for the historical museum !!! "Peaceful demonstrators" - ANIZHEDETI !!!
      It is also very important to prove that there was no financial assistance from the West! How else to explain that they had bulletproof vests and other "equipment" !?
      1. Nikoha.2010
        Nikoha.2010 15 March 2014 11: 14
        +8
        Quote: Egoza
        Well, this is usually! And here - the creativity of the masses! Collected directly for the historical museum !!! "Peaceful demonstrators" - ANIZHEDETI !!!

        Good day, Elena! It’s also important that this doesn’t turn into ...
      2. Suhow
        Suhow 15 March 2014 23: 40
        +3
        and everything costs not-expensive and bought like your own money ...
  4. omsbon
    omsbon 15 March 2014 08: 52
    +9
    It is a pity that the photo can not show zasranye brain Maydanutyh!
    1. pawel1961
      pawel1961 15 March 2014 10: 56
      +3
      brains must be watched. after tomograph. and take the blood test for analysis on the topic of traces of any substances ??? otherwise everything is very serious.
  5. il2.chewie
    il2.chewie 15 March 2014 08: 59
    +3
    Quote: omsbon
    It is a pity that the photo can not show the dirty brains of the maydans!


    Apparently the photographer has not yet mastered the macro photography.
    One thing is not clear why IT is called a revolution?
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 15 March 2014 11: 05
      +6
      Quote: il2.chewie
      One thing is not clear why IT is called a revolution?

      And because it is so "nobler" !!! All the same, something remained in my head from the USSR! "The revolution means for the people!" How else? "Forward! For the power of the oligarchs?" - it's not gonna go! No romance!
    2. allexx83
      allexx83 16 March 2014 01: 35
      0
      why "orange" in 2004?
  6. a.hamster55
    a.hamster55 15 March 2014 09: 01
    +41
    They need to give this product and one cartridge.
    1. Fitter65
      Fitter65 15 March 2014 09: 20
      +19
      Well, why one cartridge? A full clip, because as soon as the first one falls down defeated, it is obvious that the weapon will raise another ... good
    2. Dimkin
      Dimkin 15 March 2014 09: 36
      +6
      One cartridge will be young, there’s no brain, it can pass painlessly
    3. f.lourens
      f.lourens 15 March 2014 10: 48
      +3
      And what a successful design is just for Bandera’s brains it’s good to clean such a brain .. sorry only once wassat good
    4. Demo
      Demo 15 March 2014 17: 03
      +3
      so long I thought what’s the catch))) but they explained to me !!! good I’ll go and make a demotivator for the right sector .. hahaha
    5. dmitriygorshkov
      dmitriygorshkov 16 March 2014 00: 20
      +3
      One is not enough! This audience about which they write in the criminal chronicle: -Seven bullets in the head, the brain is not hurt!
      1. elenanikolaevna
        elenanikolaevna April 16 2014 14: 01
        0
        Correctly, one at a time, Sasha Bily is right in the heart, and then the second time.
    6. brainkiller
      brainkiller 17 March 2014 09: 58
      0
      Quote: a.hamster55
      They need to give this product and one cartridge.
      in one unit there was once an emergency - a soldier and a warrant officer on guard decided to play the "game" "take the loaded PM from me" and as a result there was a shot in the head of the warrant officer. Characteristically, the bullet went through the skull, but as the doctors said, the brain did not touch. Believe it or not, he still serves - though they don't take him on guard.
      So I'm afraid that this weapon will also not be effective =)))
  7. Gray 43
    Gray 43 15 March 2014 09: 19
    +4
    Cave people, wretched, they place in the appropriate institutions under protection.
  8. MIST096
    MIST096 15 March 2014 09: 22
    +4
    Duck are just animals
    1. Prapor-527
      Prapor-527 15 March 2014 09: 55
      +22
      Quote: MIST096
      Duck are just animals
  9. Shick
    Shick 15 March 2014 09: 31
    +6
    I watched a program today about the Volyn massacre ... such creatures just need to be hung in the square, on the same Maidan, with the live broadcast of all the world media
  10. Leshka
    Leshka 15 March 2014 09: 49
    +1
    garbage artificially against tanks laughing
    1. predator.3
      predator.3 15 March 2014 10: 07
      +6
      Interestingly, men, I have never seen a place to play baseball in Russia, but these bits are full in all sports stores, so someone buys them ?!
      1. 0255
        0255 15 March 2014 12: 39
        +2
        they are mainly bought not for baseball sad
      2. Makarych
        Makarych 4 May 2014 23: 15
        -1
        for information:
        over the past year in Russia sold 50000 bats and only 2 balls for baseball .... fellow
  11. Sergg
    Sergg 15 March 2014 09: 53
    +5
    Guys, we need more powerful informational support for Russia's position, coverage in the world media and about the Volyn massacre, and about other Nazi crimes !!!
    It is necessary to prepare the world community that our troops will enter the southeast of Ukraine to ensure the constitutional rights and freedoms of the inhabitants of this region. And let the NATO troops in the form of a peacekeeping contingent or somehow differently don’t give a damn about them to the western part of Ukraine, we need to DEFEND OURS - THIS IS MOST IMPORTANT.
    1. Aleksandr68
      Aleksandr68 15 March 2014 10: 43
      +2
      Share your thoughts on how to do this in the conditions of a total blockade in Ukraine of "unnecessary" information
      1. f.lourens
        f.lourens 15 March 2014 10: 53
        +3
        I think that the only way to convey this to them in the current situation is to confront the fact of our presence and let then all sorts of pro-Western media complain about violations and the like we will survive hi
      2. Sergg
        Sergg 15 March 2014 13: 35
        +2
        There is a global world wide web. Sites can be created and registered in any state, they won’t close everything at once, publications should be made in the language of the state with which there is an information dialogue, for starters in German, French and English) The same satellite television can be shifted to the whole of Europe and Russian information channels in a foreign language (meaning: German, French, English)
        You need to do it all and you had to do it yesterday!

        If there is an information war, then what the hell are we not fighting in the information space !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      3. stroporez
        stroporez 17 March 2014 08: 11
        +1
        Quote: Aleksandr68
        Share your thoughts on how to do this in the conditions of a total blockade in Ukraine of "unnecessary" information
        --- it is worth noting that the Nazis are acting quite competently ---- in children. kindergartens in elementary school .... they provide themselves with receivers. however, if you hold a conversation in the same kindergarten, for example, about Suvorov or Nevsky, you will start screeching about "Russian fascism" and the organizer will be "closed" at 282 .... .....
    2. Papakiko
      Papakiko 16 March 2014 14: 22
      +1
      Quote: Sergg
      And let NATO troops enter the western part of Ukraine in the form of a peacekeeping contingent

      Repeat "Volyn" for Transcarpathian Russians and Russians inhabiting the west of Ukraine.
      And then with tanks and kicks from machine guns and machine guns to the MLRS and aviation components to drive to the Oder?
      Quote: Sergg
      need world community

      Send to the chicken coop and do everything within the framework of the "world recognized law" and let them drown in their double standards.
      Quote: Sergg
      There is a global world wide web. Sites can be created and registered in any state, they won’t close everything at once, publications should be made in the language of the state with which there is an information dialogue, for starters in German, French and English)

      Kindergarten nursery group. Everything under the hood of the creator and independent life will live no more than a day!
      Quote: Sergg
      To shift the same satellite television throughout Europe and Russian information channels in a foreign language (meaning: German, French, English)

      RT (earlier Russia Today - English Russia today) is a Russian international multilingual information television television company, a state-owned enterprise. Its main English channel, RT International, is the first Russian news channel to broadcast around the clock in English. RT in 2013 confirmed the status of the largest provider of news content on international video hosting, becoming first in the world news channel that overcame the mark in 1 billion views on YouTube.
      And not everything is simple even there:
      TV presenter Russia Today Liz Wall quits live
      and Abby Martin ... They get offers that are "hard" to refuse.
      So to speak, learn the materiel. soldier
  12. svp67
    svp67 15 March 2014 12: 10
    +9
    Direct photo shoot ...
    Probably worth adding ...



  13. Alexey M
    Alexey M 15 March 2014 12: 17
    +7
    The cold guy is piercing, crushing, acting. You have to pinch those. But it’s better to shoot.
  14. V1451145
    V1451145 15 March 2014 13: 50
    +5
    YANUKOVICH MISSED EVERYTHING ... What president is fleeing from a country that is just drowning ... He looks like a captain who abandoned a ship during a storm. And now from Russia he declares that he will return ... It's ridiculous. I respect the Ukrainian fraternal people, their traditions and history. But only that story which is without fascism, Bandera and other dishonesty ...
    1. RoTTor
      RoTTor 15 March 2014 14: 40
      +3
      full: having six trump aces on hand, but not being a peasant, everything was shitty.
      Let him complain at the UN and ... the global league of sexual reform. Formally, he is the president of Ukraine.
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    3. svp67
      svp67 16 March 2014 00: 50
      +1
      Quote: V1451145
      YANUKOVICH HIMSELF EVERYTHING ... Which president is fleeing from a country that is simply drowning ...
      Yes, he just had "red men" before his eyes "stood" ...
  15. Gagarin
    Gagarin 15 March 2014 13: 58
    +3
    After Kiev sent troops to pacify the rebellious areas, I'm afraid this gallery can be replenished with real weapons, including those on the tracks ...
    1. Jager
      Jager 15 March 2014 14: 14
      +2
      Preferably at an exhibition in Washington, burnt and with holes from the BPS and an inscription all over the side - "Financing again - your Abrams will be here".
    2. allexx83
      allexx83 16 March 2014 01: 44
      +1
      Yesterday, according to the stb, the news showed how the "self-defense" Maidan were brought to the training ground and given a military weapon in their hands. Questions like "what about nezaryagzhene?" with an eerie Western accent they killed me. It will now come to the combat exactly ((((((
  16. Altona
    Altona 15 March 2014 14: 19
    +2
    Something like a whole set of flails and flails, all sorts of cakes ... In general, lads are not very familiar with the manufacture of really effective homemade weapons ... The films "Brother" and "Brother-2", of course, are not an indicator ... If by homemade weapons, then in the Moscow suburbs of the 90s, compact folding clubs were used, two or three springs were placed in a neatly rolled piece of pipe like a telescope and, with a wave of the hand, they flew out (approximately like the handle of a 3-folding umbrella), at the end of the small-diameter spring there was an M16 bolt ... Such a compact concealed weapon and a very powerful, in fact, a steel whip ... Well, this is so, from life memories, drawings and images, of course I do not attach ...
  17. RoTTor
    RoTTor 15 March 2014 14: 33
    0
    This is exactly what the most favored nation treatment was ensured for. Who served knows.
    According to the questionnaire - "Ukrainians" and "from the peasants" - it means we need to move.
    Our tomorrow will come, they are the first from Russia. and come running with red flags, party cards of the CPSU will wave.
    SELLERS, SHOWER SELLERS
  18. Finist
    Finist 15 March 2014 18: 12
    -2
    And where is the cocktail B-52 (Molotov sad )
  19. uzer 13
    uzer 13 15 March 2014 20: 09
    +2
    The armament shown in the photographs is not at all as ridiculous and harmless as it might seem at first glance. Even in the middle of the 17th century (the Polish war with the Swedes and Muscovy) it was a real military weapon. adversary. So there is not much funny here. It is clear that the weapon was not made hastily right on the Maidan, but was prepared in advance, moreover, according to combat models.
  20. Volgarr
    Volgarr 15 March 2014 20: 26
    +1
    Morons! Intelligence level at the level of this weapon!
  21. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 15 March 2014 20: 44
    +5
    Are you talking A brush and its variants, a battle flail, a chupaga (clearly redone from alpenstock) are very, very competent solutions for overcoming shield defense. The hammer also fits perfectly, it seems to be an ingenious piece of wood, only on a long loop ... the shield cannot stand against all this. All toys are thought out.
    How did the golden eagle last so much? After all, the guys were strictly forbidden to answer? My respect is growing, although it seemed to me that it is already so extreme. You can’t bring to this. No way, plant, catch and plant, and maybe shoot. Damn, as I imagine myself with one shield against flails, but with a complete ban on action ...
    1. allexx83
      allexx83 16 March 2014 01: 49
      0
      Well, the flail will hold the shield. But the alpenstock, directed to the joints of the bronchus, interclavicular hollow, joints, groin ... Or sharpened reinforcement there.
      1. Mikhail3
        Mikhail3 16 March 2014 17: 26
        0
        But what ... uh ... a foolish person will hit with a flail on the shield? They beat FOR THE SHIELD, on the head and shoulders! Therefore, a purely peasant instrument has been used in wars for centuries.
  22. datur
    datur 15 March 2014 21: 07
    +1
    MDA, peaceful rallies !!!!!
  23. Garrin
    Garrin 15 March 2014 21: 41
    +2
    The most important "Wunder waffle" was not shown. They have CATAPULT was.
  24. zoomIZH
    zoomIZH 15 March 2014 23: 22
    +3
    the slingshot is definitely not homemade, we sell such in the "Arms" stores
    1. allexx83
      allexx83 16 March 2014 01: 50
      +2
      Sell. And if you shoot, for example, with steel balls, then it can be serious.
  25. a.hamster55
    a.hamster55 16 March 2014 09: 36
    +3
    The way of rewarding and about the fly you know.
  26. xomaNN
    xomaNN 16 March 2014 13: 10
    0
    And these "toys" show the degree of "peacefulness" of Eurobots. And for some reason in the frame there are not enough "lighters", guns and pistols. That's it - yang, a cross between a wild boar and a cowardly hare, by his inaction threw first the police and the VV, and then the whole country right into the clutches of the Makhnovists.
  27. bublic82009
    bublic82009 16 March 2014 18: 04
    0
    middle age. here's what kind of army of maidan it is
  28. mvv
    mvv 16 March 2014 23: 05
    0
    Oh, these gayropeans for me. Everywhere, in every kind and mischief, they are looking for something kind and fluffy, sodom them into every home.
  29. Shaber
    Shaber 16 March 2014 23: 05
    0
    And this is only a small fraction of what these peaceful creatures used (Golden Eagle certainly endured for a long time!
  30. Andrey-Sevas
    Andrey-Sevas 18 March 2014 21: 26
    0
    It is strange that he did not see anything from them with small arms, Molotov cocktails, brass knuckles, knives, a peak and a machete !!! it would be better to show the burns and lacerations of the guys from Berkut, who were simply Yanukovych-rot ... I gave to these nonhumans who were cooked in special camps, prepared specialists from Europe and field commanders of radical Bendery groups, we can imagine what kind of animals were among extremists in the crowd on the Maidan !!! angry
  31. Andrey-Sevas
    Andrey-Sevas 18 March 2014 21: 31
    0
    let this gay man tell this to the guys from Berkut, they quickly look at him .. they pull him and tell what courage, honor and truth are !!!
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