[Marxism] Bandera and Ukraine

Stiofan OBuadhaigh sobuadhaigh at yahoo.com
Mon May 5 19:25:08 MDT 2014


Lou wrote:
"Bandera was a very different phenomena and put 
simply without Stalinism there would have been no Bandera."

I am not so sure about this. The Ukrainian Insurgent Army was active in Eastern Poland before WWII
were they engaged in their share of violent ethnic cleansing that had nothing to do with Stalin or 

the famine within the Soviet Union. It is incorrect to state that radical Ukrainian nationalism of this
period was identical to Nazism, but there were was some ideological overlap. Bandera's followers 

believed that Jews were not Ukrainians and were to blame for the suffering of the Ukrainian people
and the lack of a Ukrainian state. This strain of virulent right wing nationalism predated Stalin and has certainly outlived him.



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