The Three Stooges & Ukraine
The Three Stooges were an American vaudeville and comedy team active from 1922 until 1970, best remembered for their 190 short subject films by Columbia Pictures. Their hallmark styles were physical farce and slapstick. ...The Stooges were often anti-heroical commentators on the class divisions and economic hardships of the Great Depression in the United States.
Two brief - videos of their work - making clear "their message" - are at:
Ukraine has had significant conflict between pro-Russian and pro-Western factions in the 2000's. Some examples of this are:
In November 2013, President Yanukovych did not sign the Ukraine–European Union Association Agreement and instead pursued closer ties with Russia. This move sparked protests on the streets of Kyiv. ... Following the violence, the Parliament turned against Yanukovych and on February 22 voted to remove him from power ... The conflict escalated rapidly, leading to the overthrow of the government of President Viktor Yanukovych and the setting up of a new government to replace it within a few days. Yanukovych fled to Russia and is wanted in Ukraine for the killing of protesters. Russia in particular holds that the transition was a "coup".
... On March 4, 2020, due to a 1.5% drop in GDP (instead of a 4.5% increase at the time of the election), the Verkhovna Rada fired Honcharuk's government and Denys Shmyhal became the new Prime Minister.
Now let's move ahead towards #2!
We have made significant progress in my lifetime, but given the reality of race relations in this country, which remain unresolved, I believe an attorney general must demonstrate real leadership in this area. I want someone in that position who will make vigorous enforcement of civil rights a very high priority. The single most important issue that pushed me to run for public office was civil rights. My first job as a lawyer in 1968 was as a public defender in the city of Wilmington. I ended up representing a lot of the guys I lifeguarded as a teenager. . .guys who grew up in the public housing area over on the city's east side known as ``The Bucket.'' As the name implies, it was a rough area. And there weren't a whole lot of cops on the Wilmington police force with the same color skin as the guys I was defending. In 1968, when I graduated law school and became a public defender, Wilmington, like lots of cities, was racially divided. There were national guard troops on the streets. I knew I couldn't change the world, or even what was happening in ``The Bucket,'' but I thought I could make a difference, and I hope I have.