There is such a funny movie - “Groundhog Day”. There, an American TV presenter, having once again visited the groundhog festival in the town of Panksatoni, turns out to be in a kind of time loop from which there is no way out: he just doesn’t have the next day - February 3. He is forced again and again to experience 2 February at the Groundhog Festival, again to report from there, to return to the hotel again, and so every new day. After this film, the expression "Groundhog Day" began to mean being stuck in one time, when every day you have to spend like the previous one.
In the situation with Ukraine, it has become a national disease. Every day we learn that the number of roadblocks near Slavyansk increases. Barricades of tires and sandbags grow like mushrooms after rain (hallucinogenic). On one stand the internal troops, surviving after frosts and shelling in the winter on Grushevskogo. On the other - the evil separatists from the local and "green men" of the arrivals. Differ only in flags. Periodically arrest each other. But the separatist collection is growing faster.
The spectacle is not for the faint of heart: the fighters of the Alpha special forces unit in shorts and cellophane, captured by the separatists during the execution of the task of (sorry for tautology) capture of the separatists.
But the theme for the Symbolists is Babai. All grandmas of our porch discuss it. They heard about Babai since childhood, 70 years ago. But they never thought that he really was. Yes, even with a beard and a hat. I don’t know what to do in this situation with “Babayevsky Chocolate” and “Babaevskaya Pastila” (during a trip to Moscow in GUM I bought, by the way, quite expensive). And is not their presence in my kitchen proof of communication with the separatists of the east?
By the way, the other day it dawned on me. I understood why Babai came to Slavyansk. It's elementary, Watson. The first semester of the school of PR, naming (from the word name, that is, the name). Slavyansk. Babai. Sounds like something! Symbolism, Christmas trees, sticks!
But we deviated from the topic. So, the events described above are a typical groundhog day, which began a month ago and is still stuck in time. But what happened yesterday, in its quality, and, most importantly, the number pulls on the analogy with another animal. Fur and northern.
The morning seemed to be quite positive. Merry photos of yesterday's marathon appeared in the network, because of which it was impossible to get from Podol to the left bank of Kiev. It turns out that while most of the people went to the "graves" and commemorated the departed relatives, the Minister of Youth and Sports, travesty diva Monroe and a group of sports enthusiasts fled the 42 kilometer of the capital's marathon. And Dmitry Bulatov chose an easy distance. In any case, as stated Monroe.
I did not have time to please the travesty and the minister with my unusualness, as less cheerful information appeared, especially for those who use public transport, and in particular, shuttle buses.
Some people on three cars in recognizable "outfit" - in masks, body armor, armed with bats, iron pipes, and weapons (most likely, pneumatics), attacked the bus number XXUMX (Kiev, metro station "Svyatoshyn" - the village Mikhaylovka-Rubezhovka). The driver and the self-defense fighters who were guarding him were wounded. The driver escaped. But the fighters were less fortunate - they were hospitalized in the October hospital with injuries of varying severity.
The first thought, of course, was that it was Putin’s saboteurs who had infiltrated Svyatoshino and tried to capture the beads in order to disarm the warehouses of the Ukrainian army, which were not covered by attention. But later it turned out that the incident was caused by a dispute over the transportation of passengers on suburban routes. A certain company LLC Obltrans won the contest for the route number XXUMX in 2012, but another one squeezed it out. For half a year they carried passengers in parallel, but then competitors hired cops and squeezed Obltrans from the route.
After the fall of the “anti-people regime,” the firm’s management hired temporarily loafing self-defense fighters to guard their route and again began bringing people to Kiev. The rivals hired someone else, and those others beat these self-defenders. Now self-defense is gathering strength to go to tag opponents. Interestingly, but on the routes that I often use, the same situation? Or livelier?
Meanwhile, in Donetsk, the “separatists” beat the “patriots”, who for some reason began to walk around the city, where no one likes them, shouting slogans that do not cause passers-by anything but irritation. The residents of the neighboring regions were not idle.
In the Luhansk region, in a town called Happiness (!!!!), the militia captured the famous Lugansk dealer of underground steroids, the coach of the women's national powerlifting team Timur Yuldashev, who is well known in sports circles under the name Khimik.
For some reason, he was represented in the news by the commander of the special unit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, who led the “cadets” of the special detachment against separatism to the city of Happiness permeated by separatism in order to train them to fight the separatists on the basis of the local militia school (common sorry for all tautologies). All this sur was supplemented with video clips, as Timur gets in the “penny”, and his team scatters through the bushes, which I was surprised at on the topic “How it brought him there?” Showed the familiar powerlifters in the gym.
But this extraordinary news is not over. As soon as I got on the bus, it was announced that a collision of a truck and a trolley bus on Vyshgorodskaya Street in Kiev had affected 18 people, of whom 11 were children of nine years old (they were driving class).
It turned out that this intersection is a fatal place: there were already several similar accidents with serious consequences. The descent is pretty steep. Upstairs railway embankment with a bridge. Residents of nearby houses have been suing the city administration for more than 10 for years about the permission to build a gas station on this very heel, where between the embankment and the dwelling house there are only 150 meters.
I decided to transfer to the subway. But ... heard the cooling blood historythat in the morning at one of the busiest stations of the Moscow metro - "Vokzalnaya" - a neatly dressed 40-year-old man approached the turnstiles at the entrance for the beneficiaries, lost consciousness and died. Doctors found a needle in his back. They say that it is possible to kill with a syringe only if some fast-acting poison has been injected.
Also in the back, but already from a sniper rifle they shot yesterday at the mayor of Kharkov. And this is the most serious news of yesterday. Obviously, this is not “staged”: Kernes is seriously injured, his spine, lung, kidneys and liver are injured.
The investigation into the assassination has already been taken under control by Interior Minister Arsen Avakov. Only recently completed work on the case of the notorious Sashka Bely, who shot himself twice through negligence when he was detained by the Falcon in Rivne, after he did not share the local tobacco factory with the cops.
Baba Lyuba from our porch, who went to the Maidan to erase the underpants of revolutionaries and firmly believes in the victory of democracy over Yanukovych’s loot, told me in an elevator about this that Arsen would figure it out. I do not know whom she had in mind (the prime minister or the chief of the Ministry of Internal Affairs), but I also have no doubts about “sorting out”. Although some forums write that, in principle, have already figured out. And they remind that the relations between the Kharkov countrymen Avakov and Kernes were no better than those of Avakov and Sashka Bely.
Quote from Mediaport:
«He respects only power. The more he gains strength and influence, the more abrupt and unexpected his steps become. At the heart of this person there are no elements of morality and morality, he is not limited by anything.. Arsen Avakov about Gennady Kernes.
And here is a recent material on the Agurara website:
«The conflict between Kharkiv Mayor Gennady Kernes and Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, according to the latter’s memories, stretches from the early years of zero. At that time, both were serious businessmen and budding players in the politics of the region. Over the years, Kernes and Avakov talked about each other a lot: Kernes repeatedly called Avakov a political loser and hypocrite, Avakov described Kernes as a person without conscience and morality who will stop at nothing to achieve his goals. In recent years, this confrontation, which is not even political, but ideological in nature, according to the good old Ukrainian tradition has passed into the criminal plane.
In 2008, the then Minister of the Interior Yuriy Lutsenko stated that Kernes had instructed crime boss Johnson to cut off the ears, nose and buttocks of the former deputy of the district council Oleg Medvedev, who allegedly participated in the supply of cocaine to the Kharkov top and sold low-quality goods. However, the victim Oleg Medvedev himself was accused of the attempted murder of Gennady Kernes and Mikhail Dobkin on the basis of audio recordings of a conversation with threats. Medvedev was given ten years in prison. The Supreme Specialized Court later revised the sentence, and Medvedev was released.
As soon as Avakov took the post of Minister of the Interior, Kernes became a suspect under three serious articles of the criminal code — part 2, item 146 (unlawful deprivation of liberty or abduction), part 2, item XXUMX (torture), part 127, item XXNX Criminal Code (the threat of murder in the presence of real reasons to fear this threat). Kernes is accused of kidnapping and beating up activists of the Kharkiv euro maidan 1 in February near the National Hotel. One of the victims said that Kernes personally broke his nose with a fist. Currently, the mayor regularly goes to the Prosecutor General’s Office for interrogations and is under house arrest ... ”
It is not by chance that representatives of various political forces — from “UDAR” to Lyashko — talked about the Russian trail in the assassination of Kernes, an Internet resource close to Avakov, as if accidentally threw a message in the comments that “a fighter of the gang of Gennady Kernes Kharkov three times convicted drug lord Vladimir Chepil with the pursuit of Shmonk assassinated. Kernes received a gunshot wound in the back. Doctors are fighting for his life ... ".
In general, the strategy of the police and the authorities is clear - everything translates into crime. The tactics of the political opponents of the current team in the upcoming elections are also obvious: this is a political action, the current helmsmen do not hold the situation.
Participants of the presidential race will be able to talk about this in more detail during the debates. They were also announced yesterday, and the named couples (who will enter the verbal ring with someone) fully corresponded to the context of the “Arctic Fox Day”. Tymoshenko will debate with Tigipko, Rabinovich - with Yarosh. I present this debate. "Comedy Club" is resting.
True, another question is whether the debate will take place. For by the evening it was reported that in Kiev they began to beat the windows of TV channels that show Russian TV shows. In particular, aggressive protesters appeared at the editorial offices of Ukrainian TV channels - Inter and ICTV. A group of 20-30 people broke into the Inter room. The windows on the 1-m floor of the building were beaten, the object from which the smoke occurred was thrown inside. The group was, as usual, in camouflage.
At the same time, a message was received from the head of security of the ICTV channel via the 102 special line. He stated that at the central entrance to the editorial office (Pankovskaya St., 11) a group of young people in the number of 20 people dressed in camouflage uniforms are gathering. The police officers left for the scene, but the young people had already left. At the place of their location there were only banners with the words "Down with the Russian propaganda."
While the police were chasing after “teleguligans,” two unknown people broke into a pawnshop on Dekabristov Street near the Kharkovskaya metro station and took away all the gold from there. The guards tried to catch up with them, but the robbers began to shoot out of firearms. One guard was seriously injured. And then managed to escape in an unknown direction. It seems to be the usual robbery. But ... they say, and here the guys with weapons were ... in camouflage. Anarchy - the mother of order! Rob the loot! Sailed ...
I do not know why all these events fit in one day. It would be logical to stretch them for a whole year. Or for two years. But it so happened that yesterday was just a concentrate eerie. And in such quantity that the normal person will not sustain. Or stop watching the news. Or ... no longer normal.
By the way, not only it caught my eye. Attempts to explain yesterday's phenomenon of “redundancy of emergency” have already appeared on the Web. As a result, many people agreed that the reason is the ring-shaped solar eclipse 148 Saros, which can be seen in Antarctica today, 29 on April 2014 of the year. If you are not in Antarctica, then the individual phases of the eclipse can be viewed in Australia and on some islands of Indonesia. If this is too far an “observation point” for you, just relax and try to mentally break free from the vicious circle of paradoxes and negative.
In this regard, it is good to see “Groundhog Day” and learn from the experience of the main character Phil how to break out of such a vicious circle.
I recall that, incredibly tired of the boring town, Phil decides to commit suicide, taking to the light of the hated namesake - Phil marmot. But all efforts are in vain - Phil wakes 2 again in February in the same hotel room. He will try several ways of suicide, but nothing helps - February 3 doesn't come anyway.
Having tried everything, having studied the town of Panksatoni far and wide, Phil finally decides to devote this fateful day to useful and good deeds. Noble and disinterested deeds that Phil performs secretly, without telling anyone, by evening make him the most popular person in the city. And in the morning comes a new day. Already not similar to the previous one. Such an encouraging ending to the film. I forgot to say - the film was made in the fantasy genre. And life goes on in reality ...