Simon Ostrovsky back in NYC, sharing his experience being held hostage by pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine.
(what a hottie on so many levels)
Also, I love Chris Hayes in this. “Who the HECK is the ‘People’s Mayor of Slaviansk’? Who is this guy?”
"He’s calling himself the ‘People’s Mayor,’ nobody actually voted for him, but he’s got gangs of armed men hanging Russian flags on top of Ukrainian buildings, manning checkpoints, abducting people and holding hostages."
11:02 am • 29 April 2014
Charles Oppenheimer (British, 1875-1961), Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland. Oil on canvas, 52 x 61 cm.
11:31 am • 25 April 2014 • 144 notes
C, N, and L….and then I pulled out Dostoyevsky because I thought it was fitting to drunkenly read this in a pub
10:25 am • 25 April 2014
VICE reporter Simon Ostrovsky has been released after being held hostage by the self-proclaimed mayor of Slovyansk in Eastern Ukraine. The pro-Russian mayor claimed he was holding Ostrovsky “to teach him a lesson,” after (rather ludicrously, in my opinion) stating Ostrovsky was a spy for Ukraine’s Right Sector (what the Russians refer to as fascists).
Given Russia’s track record in handling journalists, I was a bit worried there for a fat minute. But glad Mr. Ostrovsky is alive and well and can get back to reporting his on-the-ground dispatches from Ukraine. Long live free media!
3:09 pm • 24 April 2014 • 2 notes
“A writer is a world trapped in a person.”
— Victor Hugo (via maxkirin)
7:48 pm • 23 April 2014 • 201,221 notes
I just want to chill in Cleveland and read Dostoyevsky all day. Damn this book is good
10:47 am • 22 April 2014 • 1 note