One idea from the 1920s is still alive today: that a pan-European transition from modern EU democracy to some kind of pan-European monarchy is possible. And in the case of such a transition, the Habsburg dynasty is without rival.
Nikolay Kokhanovsky, the leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN, organization banned in Russia), appealed through Facebook to Kiev residents to hold an event called “Mortal Regiment” on May 9, the Lenta.ru online newspaper reported on May 3.
Kokhanovsky wrote, “Friends, let us stop the ‘vatnik’ frenzy in Kiev on May 9!” [In Ukraine, pro-Russian citizens are pejoratively called “vatniks”, meaning “cotton-padded jacket”, pointing to their supposedly low socioeconomic status – Editor]. “We, the OUN, call on of our sympathizers to come forward and to stop the vermin. On May 9, communists and their supporters will march again to honor an event called the ´Immortal Regiment´, whose roots are in Moscovia [a term used to denote Russia in XV–XVIII centuries – Editor]”, Kokhanovsky wrote in Facebook.
Kiev City Council approved the bill “On announcing 2017 as the year of the Ukrainian revolution and Ukrainian Insurgent Army (organization banned in Russia – Rossa Primavera News Agency) in the city of Kiev” on 27th of April, says the official City Council’s site.
The bill includes a search for memorable places linked with Ukrainian revolution and with the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN, organization banned in Russia), a celebration of centennial of Ukrainian revolution and the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of the UIA (organization banned in Russia). Cultural, scientific, and educational events will be organized, research-to-practice conferences will be held together with exhibitions during the celebration.