|Stepan Andreovich Bandera was born 1 January 1909 |
and assassinated in 15 October 1959 by the KGB.
Bandera remains a controversial figure
for his collaboration with the Nazis.
To this day, pro-Jewish, Polish and Soviet
groups oppose his memory.
|The monument of Stepan |
Andreovich Bandera had a few
admirers on the day we visited it.
A couple of kids use it as a
playground and a skate park.
Here (Fed'kovycha St, 3) is an example of pre-revolution
architecture. It stands across the Bandera Monument and
kiddie corner from the church of Saints Olha and Elizabeth.
Prior to the Euromaidan, only the Western
Ukrainians saw Bandera positively. During
Euromaidan, Putin and his minions decried
the influence of Bandera on Ukraine.
Putin's propagandists used the bloody shirt
of Bandera to justify its villiany.
On January 1, 2014, 15,000 people celebrated Bandera's
105th birthday in a torchlight procession in the centre of Kiev
and thousands more rallied near his statue in Lviv. The Svoboda
party and members of Batkivshchyna supported the ceremony.