Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Ukraine most certainly does have talent
In case you haven't seen it yet, you're in for a real treat. Kseniya Simonova, sand-painter and the winner of Ukraine's national talent show. Simonova's extraordinary paintings tell the story of the Soviet Union's Great Patriotic War- in which almost 30m Soviet citizens died at the hands of the Nazis- a historical fact which neocon propagandists would like us to forget.
Can you imagine such a high quality act appearing on 'Britain's Got Talent'? No, me neither. Which demonstrates that even twenty years on from the fall of the Berlin Wall, cultural standards in the former socialist countries of eastern europe are still much higher than in the dumbed-down west.
Hat tip: The First Post.