Heorhij, I wasn't ignoring you but didn't know how to make it clearer. '700 years of Ruthenian history in 30 seconds'
covers a lot of the same material.
synLeszka, so you're saying the Ukrainian Catholics got what they deserved (hardly Christian) for being Nazis. Right out of Soviet propaganda, the same Soviets who literally, violently beat the Orthodox into submission. The Ukrainian Catholics had the b*lls to fight and go underground for 40 years and for that they get Godwin's Lawed like by some atheist smart*ss ridiculing Christianity. I'd expect that from such, not from an Orthodox.
(The Russians didn't like the Jews any more than the Galician Ukrainians did. Remember learning about the pogroms?)
I've known both Russian Orthodox (Vlasov's army) and Ukrainian Catholics who served on the German side to try to get rid of the USSR. I don't judge here. Just like in Galicia, there were Byelorussians (there's a book, The Belarus Secret
, about Byelorussia's German-backed Ostrowsky government like the Ukraine's and how the US hid some of these people in America after the war) and Russians who welcomed the Germans as liberators, reopening the churches etc. So watch it: that one pointing finger means three pointing back at you.
mike: no, I don't know of him.