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Twitter Meme Mocks Russian Claims Over Slovyansk Shoot-Out

Ukraine's ultranationalist Right Sector group has poured scorn on allegations that the business card of one of its leaders Dmytro Yarosh (pictured) was found at the scene of a shoot-out near Slovyansk. It seems a large portion of the Internet community has also scoffed at the claim. (file photo)
Ukraine's ultranationalist Right Sector group has poured scorn on allegations that the business card of one of its leaders Dmytro Yarosh (pictured) was found at the scene of a shoot-out near Slovyansk. It seems a large portion of the Internet community has also scoffed at the claim. (file photo)
If Dmytro Yarosh, the leader of the Ukrainian far-right group Right Sector, wasn't known to the world before, he is well on his way now. 

Yarosh shot to fame overnight, literally, after the Russian news site Lifenews claimed his business card was found at the scene of a deadly shoot-out at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russian activists in eastern Ukraine.

The Russian Foreign Ministry has expressed outrage over the attack, saying it was a "provocation," which showed that Kyiv was not implementing the agreement struck this week in Geneva that called for a de-escalation of the crisis.

Russian media blamed the attack on Ukrainian nationalists, providing the business card as evidence. 

Right Sector has denied any involvement in the shoot-out, in which at least three people were killed.

In an interview with Ukraine's Channel 5 television station, Right Sector spokesman Artem Skoropadskyy said the Kremlin "staged an act of provocation." He also noted that the business cards were reportedly found in "completely burned-out vehicles," a claim he said was "completely absurd."

Whatever the case, an Internet meme was quickly born, with mocking images of Yarosh's black-and red business card bearing his name, phone number, and e-mail address being tied to many of the world's biggest mysteries.

The meme eventually earned itself its own Twitter account and a search hashtag #ВизиткаЯроша with numerous tweets and retweets posted in several different languages. 

We compiled some of the better examples:
 

Alexander Fodorov: Yanukovych didn't return because now you need Yarosh's business card to enter the Ukrainian border.        

Paul Bardar: JK Rowling has begun writing a new book: Harry Potter and Yarosh's Business Card

Feeling depressed? Anxious? Lonely? Yarosh's business card will help you! Say "no" to depression!

Ilya Ogurtsov: It's known that Doctor Who uses Yarosh's business card to get anywhere he wants.
-- Farangis Najibullah
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by: johnjo@gmail.com from: Dublin
April 20, 2014 22:20
I don't believe a word of this story by Russia or Pro Russians on the ground that say they witnessed same. The story is so dubious & then for the Pro Russian Mayor of the town to immediately appeal for Russia's help you couldn't even dream it up.

Russia's doing everything it can to stir up trouble so as they'll be able to enter East Ukraine with an excuse, the fact is Russian Foreign Ministry i.e. (Lavrov) shouldn't be raged/surprised by this, because it is his ilk that are actually causing all this mayhem from the first moment they stepped on Ukrainian soil.

But they'll keep taunting & causing trouble & being sly with their actions till they achieve their next chapter of land grab for the simple reason they want Ukraine to be inside their new drawn up borders (all of it) and then they'll go fishing for another former Soviet Union country to steal back.

Putin now needs to be sanctioned himself...& brought to the "Hague"!
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by: michelle from: US
April 22, 2014 22:44
So, you're saying you're opposed to referendums and for locals to protect themselves from the thugs in Ukraine that destroyed the Center? And you're saying local Russians have no right to call for protection because Ukraine overthrew it's president and no longer has protection there or in regions where Russians live? WHO protects Russians from the thugs that coup de' tat and now reside in Parliament? EH?
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by: JLNancy
April 24, 2014 11:56
HAHAHA! - @Michelle from U.S. – Your post is a joke, right?

I can only presume that you live in the town of Disneyland or La-La-Land because of your *fairytale* stories. Didya get those tall tales from your hometown Mickey Mouse Express News?

Don’t you even read/watch/learn from the articles/vids HERE at rfe/rl???

Wait. Was it your buds that magically made the unburned Yarosh card appear? Got it. That’s why you’re compelled to *talk trash* here cuz the magic’s revealed & mocked.

Expand your horizons and follow rfe/rl reports. A mind is a terrible thing to waste.
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by: saucymugwump from: saucymugwump.blogspot.com
April 24, 2014 22:10
So you believe that Russians in Brighton Beach (NY) simply need to stage a referendum and call for Putin's green men to help them join Brighton Beach to Russia?

The Mongols owned Moscow and much of Russia during the 14th and 15th centuries, so shouldn't Putin give Russia back to the Mongols?

by: American Tolerast
April 20, 2014 22:45
Andrei Petkov has two, at least.

by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
April 21, 2014 04:11
IN DARKEST DAYS FOR BRITAIN, DURING WW2, BACKING ETHNIC RUSSIAN EMPIRE AND HATING STALIN AND CIS,
BRITISH ASKED ELECT STALIN TO ALLY WITH HIM.
WHY?
RUSSIA HAS NO CONSCIOUSNESS, NO REAL HONOR,
ONLY BIG, TREACHEROUS, LYING MOUTH, SOMETIMES DIPLOMATIC MOUTH-"CRUCHKOTVOR"!
Russia would stand at the cross with crucified by them Jesus
and scream: - "Jesus crucified our Ivan!"
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Why Russia had there checking points at all?
Like Hitler in Denmark, invading as Russia is doing, Russia put
in Ukrainian regions with majority of Ukrainians their Nazi posts, like they have right ambush and kill or kidnap
Ukrainians!
(Look bellow ambush by Russian invaders!)
Ukrainians are on their land and even have not stop their cars,
if they do not want too!
The agreement was about Russian armed units invaded Ukraine, Ukrainians have not use such groups, they have legitimate army and law enforcement of Ukraine to disarm them!
The agreement doesn't say that a privet Ukrainian family
has no right drive a car and even have a gun.
By the way, most likely Russians just ambushed and killed
them and the killed might be Russian criminals from Donetsk or legitimately defending himself with a gun individual.
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There was a tape-recording, published on "Radio Free Europe"
were Russian secret armies of invaders already ambushed and killed Ukrainian law-enforcement that were moving through Ukraine, still hoping to negotiate with terrorists in Ukraine's government buildings!
It should be expected, if Russian secret armies of death invading Ukraine, as they did in Georgian provinces, ambushing legitimate and openly moving through Ukraine Ukrainian government law enforcement and murdering them.
As did Timmerman GRU-Spetcnaz battalion in South Ossetia in 2008 - they ambushed and killed Georgian police that moved to stop shelling Georgian villages artillery of pseudo-separatists - about 100 were killed in ambush.
Ukrainians even didn't attack pseudo-Separatists, still
trying to negotiate with them, but Russian secret armies with snipers already invading and conquering Ukraine and murdering them on their own territory!
Ukrainian provisionary government and Ukrainian people still do not realize that Russian race of bestial giggling professional armies of GRU-Spetcnaz are already conquering their country and killing their people to breed in their land ethnic Russian "pomesh'iks"!
RUSSIANS ARE LIERS!
In reality, Russian treasonous bloodsuckers simply ambush law enforcement that moved to confront legitimately terrorists in government buildings of Ukraine and talk to them in advance, as they publicly stated, along with their chief of Ukrainian police – Russians arrogantly murdered them in ambush!
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Now is another lying trick from a mouth of the pig!
Wake-up Ukraine!
WORLD MUST BE READY FOR RUSSIAN TREACHERY!
BEFORE ONE REALIZES HE HAS AN ENEMY - THEY ALREADY IN HIS LAND, AMBUSHING HIM!
What will happen if many Ukrainians will go to Eastern Ukraine to encourage their Relatives in Eastern Ukraine, the local majority intimidated by Russia Nazi invaders?
Will Russians kidnap, or kill them and lie, like in this last case?

by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
April 21, 2014 13:04
Putin, you making an error!
1.
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Development of Ukraine after liberation of CIS from tyranny, mostly in times of Peter and Stalin, was result of mutual assistance of non-Russian nations, while Russian ruling race of Varag-Prussian were only destroying the nations, enslaving, repopulating lands by its own parasites.
As in Czarist Russia, as in USSR as well, non-Russian nations, specially Ukraine were the main builders and creators of wealth on the ground.
Russians were plundering and pogroms, specially against Ukrainians, Jews, Polls and Georgians, were only destroying.
LIBERATE US FROM VARAG INVADERS AND PARAZITES,
REPENT FOR RUSSIA AND MAKE IT PAY BEFORE JUST AND MERCIFUL COURT, GIVE EVERYTHING BACK -
THAN THE WORLD MIGHT TALK WITH YOU.
2.
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In USSR Russia was a receiver of material and human resources that Russia also subjected to pogroms in 1932, 1936, 1937 and in other times.
In 1941 Russians gave-up USSR to Hitler.
Ukraine, almost disarmed by Russian generals, was fighting several month against 2/3 of German divisions that invaded USSR, and even after being surrounded by betray of Vlasov and Pavlov they keep fighting as "partisan" armies.
In 1941 Ukraine moved east its industry, best in USSR, and millions of Ukrainians to build weapons and to fight war.
They defeated Nazi Germany!
WHY PUTIN YOUR RUSSIANS TODAY CALL THEMSELVES VICTORS OVER UKRAINE, GEORGIA, MOLDOVA AND CRIMEA?
ARE YOU A RACE OF VICTORIOUS CONQUERORS?
TAKE BACK ALL YOUR SECRET AND OPEN ARMIES, SUBVERSIVES SINCE 1956 AND PROVOCATEURS -
THAN THE WORLD MIGHT TALK WITH YOU.
3.
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From Spring of 1947, Stalin was under house arrest and at the 1949 Russia, capturing control over army and power structure, turned back restoration of CIS, according to Preamble and Constitution of 1936.
Russia started increasing influx into non-Russian lands, first specialists of different extraction, learning Russian language, than ethnic Russians, turning into occupiers-hooligans and imperial oppressive force, specially during Brezhnev times.
Russia didn't return industries, investments and people, turning them into slaves of Russia, specially millions of Ukrainians - instead they repopulated Ukraine as occupiers, that at present are still minority, even in Eastern Ukraine, where secret and open Russian armies grabbed Crimea and state buildings.
All non-Russian republics were plundered by Russia, taking lion share of local budgets to invest in Russia, 70% from Georgia, 30% from Ukraine, beside the rest of budgets taken at the route for local Russian influx to breed and bring more Russians.
PUTIN, RUSSIA HAVE PAY BACK UKRAINE AND OTHER CIS COUNTRIES MANY TRILLIONS!
WHY YOU AND YOUR RUSSIA STRANGULATE THEM WITH BLOCKADES, SUBVERSIVE ACTIVETY ANNEXATIONS, CLEANSING AND DEMAND BILLIONS?
RETURN ALL, AT LEAST AS PROPERTY OF FORMER REPUBLICS IN SIBERIA AND FAR EAST - INSTEAD RUSSIA STOLEN BRATSK AND ALIKE FROM BUILDERS,
EVICTED NON-RUSSIANS AND REPOPULATED IT BY GERMANS AND RUSSIANS!
RETURN ALL, AT LEAST AS OPEN ETERNAL CREDIT FOR NON-RUSSIAN NATIONS IN COUNT OF MUTUALLY BENEFITIAL TRADE AND PROJECTS!
4.
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ONLY REASONABLE SOLUTION - UKRAINE, ONE OF LARGEST COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, FREE, STRONG AND PROSPERING NATION!
CIS AS INSTRUMENT OF REVIVAL WAS DELIBERATELLY DESTROYED BY RUSSIA!
UKRAINE, FREELY TRADING WITH RUSSIA, EUROPE AND THE WORLD CAN BE NEW INSTRUMENT OF REVIVAL -
BUT RUSSIA ALREADY DESTROYING IT!
"CUSTOM UNION" IS A NEW NAME FOR GARROTE, RUSSIA USES STRANGULATE NATIONS!
AS LONG AS UKRAINE IS NOT STRANGULATED BY GARROTE TO ACCOMPLISH WORK OF THE DEVIL - RUSSIA IF FURRIOUS!

YOU CANNOT LIVE BY GARROTE ALONE, RUSSIA, YOU CAN ONLY DIE BY IT!

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by: JLNancy
April 22, 2014 04:19
@Konstantin

You love Ukraine; and I feel your pain.
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by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
April 22, 2014 11:58
Rephrasing a Polish Poet:

I didn't know that many Ukrainians,
Bat we are brothers by pounding in our hearts
Hunger for Freedom and Destiny, our enemies ignite.
Who wouldn't feel universal inspiration of thousands lights!

Also, who wouldn't like Ukrainian songs...
Also, who would forget our common contribution to freedom...
Also, who in Northern Pillar of Caucasian Cross would forget,
unless he learned to read after Russia in 1956 burned books,
that Ukraine is one of three major Civilizations of it, going millenniums back to our old kinship and mutual help...



by: JLNancy
April 22, 2014 04:15
Those tweets in the article are hysterical! Thx, rfe/rl, for sharing!
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by: Anonymous
April 22, 2014 10:28
tweeter

"where "the nothing" become a news"
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by: JLNancy
April 23, 2014 05:54
Hard to believe that you, unwittingly, clicked on this article for *nothing* ?? LOL

Never mind. I know... I know...
You were just lemming a Yarosh Card of your very own.

Lighten up.

Sometimes, *the medium is the message*

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by: Anonymous
April 24, 2014 01:27
one thing is an article on RFE

else

a series of ridiculous nonsense on Twitter


I do not like Twitter, is that a crime?

I do not like the superficiality
and twitter is the kingdome of superficiality

Twitter
is the negation of the deepening
negation of reasoning on the subject
negation of an analysis articulated and conscious.

I look at Twitter as I look at the advertising

I repeat
is that a crime?

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