Just heard this joke and thought it might be relevant to this thread.
Western Ukraine. (For those who are not familiar, the Western part of Ukraine has been traditionally much more "nationalist" and anti-Russian than her Eastern part.) A village. An older man is sitting on his porch, enjoying his rest after a long day in the fields.
The old man's son, a young, handsome lad, is approaching his father. He takes off his hat, steps on the porch, respectfully bows to his father, puts his hand on his heart and says:
"Dad! I have come to ask your parental blessing. I have finally decided to marry."
The father looks at his son with happiness, love, and hope, and says:
"Very well, my son! But tell me, whom will you marry?"
The lad answers: "I have decided to marry Andrew, and he accepted my proposal."
??" - screams the father, now angry, with his face red. "HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME??? ANDREW IS RUSSIAN!!!!!!!!!"