Radio On’s friendship with Dmytro started in the winter of 2013-2014. In a weekly series of skype connections we listened to his reports from the Maidan uprising. Those events turned out to be decisive in the further development of Ukraine as an independent state. Russia didn’t agree with the new government. The war in Donbass, the annexation of Crimea were small steps towards the massive invasion we witness now.
Dmytro came to our studio to talk about all this, and give some insights from an Ukrainian point of view: the wars in Georgia and Chechnya were much more than images and words on TV and in the newspapers.
To not allow the curtain of darkness unfold over our souls we also talked about how the end of his label Kvitnu opened ways to new horizons. You will hear the name and history of Oles Berdnyk, Soviet and post-soviet moods, Startrek, Zelensky, family, friends, days with three hours of sleep and friends somewhere in Berlin talking about this while trying to keep a light heart.
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