Brown Revolution in Ukraine: Klitschko in Berlin

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By:Eugene Girin | September 18, 2014

Vitali Klitschko, former heavyweight boxing champion and one of the Brown Revolution's Terrible Trio (the other two being Arseny "Yats" Yatsenyuk and neo-Nazi former urologist Oleg Tyahnybok) became mayor of Kiev in June in a quiet, almost unnoticed election, that was overshadowed by bloodshed in Novorossiya. Recently, the opportunistic "Dr. Ironfist" made some waves in his second homeland - Germany.

You see, Klitschko and his younger brother Wladimir moved to Germany in the mid-90s and their professional boxing careers took off there. In fact, the future Brown revolutionary and mayor of Ukraine's capital learned to speak German years before he became fluent in Ukrainian (his native language is Russian). His brother even spells his name in the German fashion with a "W", not the usual "V".

A few days ago, Klitschko visited Berlin, to beg the sympathetic political establishment for their hard-earned euros. At a speech in front of the CDU-affiliated Konrad Adenauer Stiftung political foundation (its ominous, color-coded revolutionary slogan is "Mission - Democracy!"), Kiev's Hizzoner asked for some good ole' Deutsche "know-how" to build a wall separating Ukraine from those evil Muscovites to the East. 

The fact that Berlin was divided with a similar contraption for almost 50 years, with countless lives destroyed, was apparently lost on the photogenic former boxer. Of course, the Russian media had a field day with Klitschko's idiotic comments. Many commenters remarked that as a heavyweight boxer, he should not be judged too harshly, after all, he did get hit in the head a lot. And at least he did not ask the Germans for their "know-how" in building camps.



Kevin Quintal
9/18/2014 06:37 PM

  What's so Nazi about putting up a wall on your border? Pat Buchanan wanted to put up a wall on the border with Mexico, I don't think that makes him a Nazi.

Eugene Girin
Forest Hills
9/18/2014 09:49 PM

  I never said Klitschko was a Nazi, that would be Tyahnybok. The point I was making that he's essentially a dumb jock playing at politician. You don't ask Berliners for "know how" how to build a wall, after what they went through with the Berlin Wall.

Dan Hayes
9/18/2014 10:44 PM

  Who says there's not an afterlife in Ukrainian politics? Although initially blackballed by American plenipotentiary Victoria Nuland, Klitschko has nevertheless managed to carve out for himself a role, albeit non-starring, in the continuing Orange Revolution. Helpmates either big or small are always welcomed.

Dr. Preobrazhensky
9/21/2014 09:02 PM

  Tiahnybok is no more a Nazi than is the Austrian Freedom Party, Jobbik, etc (who are allied to Putin and thus, not Nazis?). Plus, he's moving into obscurity, his party is down to three (nonessential) cabinet posts out of over twenty, and predicted to get under 5% of the votes in the next parliamentary elections, not enough to get into parliament. He is by far the least important of the Orange leaders but because he is to the right and made some antisemitic statements over a decade ago about Ukrainians killing Germans, Russians and Jews, he's always being brought up by Russia's fans. If you want to think about Nazis, google image the Donetsk Republic's People's Governor Pavel Gubarev. He's a lot more consequential to the anti-Kiev forces, than Tiahnybok is within the Orange movement.


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