Author shot Agency special correspondent in Odessa.

In celebration of Victory Day in Odessa, demonstrators shouted slogans such as "Victory will be ours!", "Odessa city-hero", "the Russians are our brothers, we are not the Yankees - we are Slavs," as well as "out of Odessa, Bandera devils!"

Russian city of Odessa honoring the heroes of the Great Patriotic War. Whoever and whatever methods are not trying to impose Odessite's view that Bandera fought for the freedom of Ukraine from the Soviet Union - they are well aware that it was in fact then, and what is happening now. Odessans have never supported and will never forgive the Nazis!

We unified the Russian people and divide us fail. I wrote FM Dostoevsky: "The owner of the Russian land - there is only one Russian (Great Russians, malorus, Belorussian - it's all the same) - and it will be forever."

Published: May 9, 2015, 16:38