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Watch this Neo-Nazi Politician Try to Convince Pre-Schoolers to Dump Their Russian Names (1 min - captions)

"You are not Aliona, you are Olena. If you want to be Aliona, you should pack your stuff and go to Russia"
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This video is from 2010, but it is indicative of what has been going on in Ukraine for years.

This woman, Irina Farion, is nothing if not creepy.  

<figcaption>Ukrainian children with Nazi insignia </figcaption>
Ukrainian children with Nazi insignia

She's a Ukrainian MP from Svoboda, a neo-nazi party with a strong faction in the current ruling coalition.  

She was, in March, even seriously considered for the post of Minister of Culture.


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