May 25, 2020
SINGING RUSSIAN SONGS UNDER THE HAMMER AND SICKLE SYMBOL IS INSENSITIVE AND UNACCEPTABLE IN AUSTRALIA – CAN’T USE THE BLOKEY, MULTICULTURAL ARGUMENT FOR THIS
Promoting cultural diversity in Australia is positive and something we all share.
The ABC Australia Story and the Dustyesky Choir being promoted tonight on the ABC have got it wrong by allowing the Soviet Russian Symbol of terror, the Hammer and Sickle to be a symbol under which they sing .
It is more than just a blokey group having fun.
When symbols of atrocity, of crimes against humanity are used to promote something not only do, we shun this, but we should be in uproar.
Whether a Nazi Swastika or Soviet Russian Hammer and Sickle these are no go zones for any reason. They bring back memories. The Swastika was responsible for the death of millions of Jews . The Hammer and Sickle was the symbol for murdering millions in Ukrainian Holodomor (Famine) in 1932-33.
For 70 years after the end of WWII Soviet Russia was responsible for creating the Prison of Nations, violating human and national rights and committing acts of atrocity.
The Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations protests in the strongest . You don’t’ need the symbol to do your work.
“The AFUO calls on members the Choir to see reason and remove the symbol of atrocity which brings back sad human memories. It also calls on the broader community to protest to the ABC.” Mr Romaniw , Co-chair of the AFUO said today
“Music, Culture , Diversity, Comedy all great fun – Some things just do not mix. Symbols of historical terror are one of them “ Stefan Romaniw Co-chair of the AFUO said today
For Further Information Stefan Romaniw 0419 531255