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четверг, 26 ноября 2020 г.

Dissident of the 21st century

Zorii Fain

Dissident of the 21st century
or the Story of my dismissal from university because of a monument to Simon Petlyura

How beautiful and fresh will be the roses thrown to my coffin by my Motherland. Igor Severyanin

The original here, September 27, 2020.

English translation by Lyubov Lavrova.

Published on November 26, 2020.

Foreword

This article was written at the end of 2017 – the start of 2018. It tells  about events that occurred to me and my homeland - Ukraine. Because of threats from ultra-right nationalists it is published for the first time just now, in 2020: I had to wait till my elder children leave the country. Among other things, meanwhile, the Jewish school that my son attended was vandalized, I was pointed out to me that my daughter “would not graduate” from the medical university in 2018. I personally have been living abroad for two years. No, I did not emigrate; my family left on a contract. No doubt, the below-mentioned events were the last straw in taking this decision. One day I may feel like applying my resources and creativity for Ukraine’s benefit again. The title of the article is flashy, it was suggested by the head of Vinnytsia Jewish community. I do not mention any names – it is not necessary for my new book.