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Ukrainians Desperate to Flip the Script on Fascism

Written by Andrey Tselikov On 25 March 2014 @ 21:09 pm | No Comments

In Arts & Culture, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Eastern & Central Europe, English, Humor, International Relations, Politics, Quick Reads, RuNet Echo, Russia, Russian, Ukraine, War & Conflict

On March 25, 2014 designer and one of the most popular RuNet bloggers, Tema Lebedev, announced on his blog that his design studio, ArtLevedev created the logo for the “2014, a Year of Culture” project, commissioned by the Russian government:

ArtLebedev's constructivist logo. Screenshot. [1]

ArtLebedev's constructivist logo. Screenshot.

Shortly after, one of his readers posted a comment [2] [ru] to his blog, with the logo jokingly photoshoped to look like a swastika:

Screenshot.

Screenshot.

This image was in picked up by Ukrainian Twitter user Katya Avramchuk, who posted it saying that this was the actual logo designed by Lebedev's studio:

Artemiy Lebedev's studio (Erken Kagarov) designed the logo for Russia's year of culture.

From here, the Tweet was re-posted [5] [ru] by popular Russian-language Ukrainian Twitter @euromaidan, which tweeted it without attribution. This post has been re-tweeted 389 times. No trace of the original (funny or not) joke remains, just another entry into a name-calling “Who is the bigger Nazi” contest between Russians and Ukrainians.


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[1] Image: http://tema.livejournal.com/1632162.html

[2] posted a comment: http://tema.livejournal.com/1632162.html?thread=894732706#t894732706

[3] pic.twitter.com/yJLKRFn6zE: http://t.co/yJLKRFn6zE

[4] March 25, 2014: https://twitter.com/avramchuk_katya/statuses/448429209669488640

[5] re-posted: https://twitter.com/euromaidan/status/448430064623816704/photo/1

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