Antisemitic author gets Ukraine award
LAST WEEK, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko shocked the Jewish community by honouring antisemitic author Vasyl Kvasnovsky with the prestigious Order of Freedom.
Kvasnovsky blamed the Jews for Soviet atrocities during the war and for mass-famines engineered by the Soviets during the 1930s. In his book From Gloom to Light: Muscovite-Kikes Syndrome of the Holocaust of Ukraine, hequotedthe fabricated antisemitic text The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
Rabbi Moshe Azman, who serves the Jewish community in Kiev, wrote to Mr Poroshenko declaring his decision to award the honour to Mr Kvasnovsky an “international scandal which casts a black shadow… on Ukraine”.
The announcement of the award was later amended but it remains unclear whether the award was withdrawn or MrKv as nov sky’ s name merely removed from the president’s web page.