Category Archives: Ukraine

Interview with Dmytro Fedorenko, after Minsk 2

One year ago we talked for the first time with Dmytro Fedorenko. He lived in Kiev and at that time the protest movement on Maidan square was making headlines all over the world. After the first talk there was a good reason for a second talk. After that interview the situation got worse as 100 protesters were killed by snipers. The president disappeared overnight. It was no reason to be happy; the people mourned about the victims of the snipers. In fact, a period of peace never came as Russia…

Russia’s War on Ukraine

Today Russian troops started to shell Mariupol. For an almost minute-to-minute account I suggest to follow Ukraine@war on twitter or visit his blog. Most probably a heavier attack will follow the coming days. To refresh your mind we will program our interviews with Dmytro and the lecture by Timothy Snyder. We spoke with Dmytro all through last year, and hopefully we can connect again in a couple of days. In these interviews you hear the different stages Ukraine went through, from the demonstrations on Maidan square up to a war…

MH17

This week German magazine Der Spiegel published a report in which was proved that the MH17 was downed by Russian soldiers. Find it mentioned here, kremlin trolls included. The website Ukraineatwar already published evidence of it as from July 17th 2014. Here’s a list of articles We spoke with Dmytro shortly after the MH17 was shot down. This week we repeat this interview. MH17 interview broadcasts Sunday 15:00-15:33, Monday 11:00-11:33, Tuesday 15:00-15:33, Wednesday 18:00-18:33 Berlin time, World time

Killed by Christmas – Logbook #3

19:00:00 Christmas robots are here to serve you, part 1 – Chester Hawkins 19:03:02 Christmas robots are here to serve you, part 2 – Chester Hawkins 19:18:10 Enough for thee – Chester Hawkins 19:42:36 Christmas Aerobics by Tzii 19:46:08 jingle bells rock -astma 1:37.9 19:47:36 Every boy and every girl is dead 4 xmas (No xmas no cry) by Brandstifter 19:56:28 All fired up – Purple Crow 19:58:34 Little Donkey 19:59:53 jazz keys 20:00:00 Apocalypse Christmas, part 1 – Rinus van Alebeek 20:08:35 Apocalypse Christmas, part 2 – Valerie Kuehne…

Killed by Christmas – Logbook #2

15:00:00 Helliday Special by Jeff Surak 16:00:00 Radio Mormon-Xmas-Why the band plays stupid Christmas songs by Antonio Mainenti 16:14:56 Elmo & Patsy – Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer 16:18:27 Dr Demento& The Singing Dogs- Jingle Bells 16:20:01 Spike Jone & His City Slickers – All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) 16:23:08 Mannheim Steamroller – Deck the Halls 16:26:15 Worst Christmas Singing Ever By Trey 16:27:30 Worst Christmas Singing Ever by Gregory Kesemeyer 16:30:52 Xmas-lecture: Timothy Snyder, Ukraine- From Propaganda to Reality 17:28:19 Every boy…

Timothy Snyder – Ukraine, from Propaganda to Reality

It is tradition to publish lists of some sorts at the end of the year. Radio On will not present a list of what we think were our ten best programs, because we think all our programs were our ten best programs; neither do we have a top ten of quotes, songs or predictions. One series of programs that ran all through the year 2014 were our talks with Dmytro Fedorenko in Kiev. It started during the uprisings on the Maidan square. After that we heard about the killings, the…

From Maidan to MH17

At the beginnings of this year the King of The Netherlands met that person during the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. At the same moment Russian troops invaded Crimea. It was the start of the things that would come. Earlier this year there was a new wave of protests in Kiev. I didn’t pay too much attention to it, because people came to Maidan Square quite regularly to set up their tents and give voice to their dissatisfaction. But this time the protests became more fierce in expression and…

Rinus Radio Broadcast Company – ft Interview with Dmytro Fedorenko about East Ukraine

A couple of weeks ago I (Rinus Van Alebeek) stayed some days in the Oranien Studio. That was a good chance to interrupt the regular programs and go live on air. Over the years our archive with CD’s, Vinyl given by friends and Records found in the trash has grown extensively. I decided to play this music, and act as a normal DJ, given information on the tracks and, if possible, on the releases themselves. But it was also time to connect with our friend Dmytro Fedorenko in Kiev. We…

The Second Interview with our Man in Kiev

The second interview with Dmytro is done in two parts. Do we need to say more about him? From the interview you will learn that he is at the protester’s camp every day and takes part in the protests in one way or an other. The interview goes on for almost an hour. We hear about historical (Stalinist) origins of the cultural and political division between east and west-Ukraine and how this has an impact on the protest movement. The point of the radical opposition gets explained; the perception of…