“To The Barricades!” – German TV Satire of the 2014 Euromaidan in Kiev

Euromaidan in Kiev – “To The Barricades!” – Invasion of The Madhouse

Originally published on our Telegram channel Beorn And The Shieldmaiden

German 2014 satirical ZDF television-show “Die Anstalt” (The Madhouse) play out political cynicism and absurdity of the event in Ukraine 10 years ago

A few days ago a protester in Serbia, either really ignorant or sold-out, sported a flag with “Euromaidan” on it.

The absurdity of this is off the charts!

So, let’s return to the events of the Euromaidan in Kiev 10 years ago, which lead to the tragedy we are witnessing now.

Let’s gaze back through the prism of satire to ZDF on the 15th of March 2014 – 3 days before Crimea in a referendum decided to return home to Russia.

The brutal honesty and the razor-sharp multi-layered humour of this program leaves no doubt that the events in Kiev were correctly understood in Europe.

Enjoy the show, and remember the freedom of speech, which is now unimaginable on any mainstream Television channel in today’s “European Garden” – or, as Hitler preferred to call it “The Blessed Pastures of Europe”.

Nowadays, the whole program, had anyone been allowed to produce it in the first place, would have immediately been banned as “Putin’s Propaganda” threatening “our democracy” – yes, criminal charges would probably have been the result.

2014 is only 10 years ago, nevertheless watching this show resembles something from another world.

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“Fainting Piglet”, aka. “Unconscious Piggy” Satirical Cartoons Explain the Core of Ukraine and Why SMO Was Unavoidable (with future updates)

In the August of 2022 the CGI animator Evgenia from Krasnodar Krai started creating something that grew into an in-depth satirical reviews of all what was failing Ukraine, and explaining the Special Military Operation’s goals.

The character personifying Ukraine became a little wayward, Nazi-tainted piglet. The Russian title of the series is “Свинка в обмороке” (Svinka v obmoroke), which is a play on the shortened name of the Special Military Operation (SMO) – SVO in Russian. In English the series have got several varying names, trying to convey the essence: “Unconscious Piggy”, “Fainting Piglet”, “Piglet in a Swoon”, “Swooning Pig”.

All episodes are released at the official Telegram channel of the Fainting Piglet. Evgenia writes in the description: “The Piglet is not the whole of Ukraine, but only her demented part!” I have additionally uploaded them to Yandex Disk for easy download.

While the later episodes were released bilingually, earlier episodes require translation (and most of them also require some context for the Western audience, who have been subjected to the heavy Mains Stream Media censorship). This honourable task was undertaken by the admin of The Putinger’s Cat Telegram channel.

As more and more episodes get release and translated, they are becoming increasingly more difficult to trace. And, additionally, not everyone has Telegram. That is why I decided to upload them to Odysee and create this collated post that will get updates as new episodes see the light of day.

But first, a very short clip that cuts to the chase, and shows the very essence of the conflict and the role Ukraine plays in it!


The very first Unconscious Pig episode – “What is Russia Punishing Ukraine For?” or “Why do Russians support the SMO?” – is finally translated! (Translation at Putinger’s Cat)

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Stop Nazi Games – an animation by French Barracuda that says it all in under 2 minutes

This short animation by the French studio “Barracuda” says all there is to say about the root cause to the current conflict in Ukraine and other world conflicts in just under 2 minutes. A true case of when a picture – or a shot video – says more, than a 1000 words.

Humour intermission: a few images/memes that say more than a 1000 words (with future updates)

I wanted to make another intermission post with a collection of memes and caricatures that capture the essence of the conflict in the Souther-Russian lands. The previous such post was a colelction of bear-poking caricatures: Don’t poke the bear.

A comment from Tim showed that the time is ripe:

Please take a look at this funny picture, telling the truth about the Ukrainian nazis. . ..
https://t.me/olegtsarov/1924
And in web archive, just in case it gets deleted …
https://archive.ph/oGtPE

Here is that Telegram post:

SouthFront made a tongue-in-cheek video, revealing the super-secret agent of the Kremlin!

Then there is the role of Ukraine in all of this:

https://t.me/IntelRepublic_comments/3676

And the robbing of Ukraine by the West under the guise of “help”, or as Macron’s toon put it: “We’re helping to clean out Ukraine, I mean, clean it up”:

https://t.me/IntelRepublic/349

Don’t poke the bear – a lesson yet to be learned by the West

In 2014 we saw this:

They continued poking….

Now the sanctions knock on the door, yet:


(Text: “Are you sure he’ll get scared and start begging for mercy?”)

Poking continues…

I know a hundred ways to pull the Russian bear from its den, but none to pull him back. Do not tease the Russian bear!

–Otto von Bismarck

Do not expect that once taking advantage of Russia’s weakness, you will receive dividends forever. Russian has always come for their money. And when they come – do not rely on an agreement signed by you, you are supposed to justify. They are not worth the paper it is written. Therefore, with the Russian is to play fair, or do not play.

–Otto von Bismarck

And one for dessert:

Showing the role of the Western MSM in this Information World War.

Post Scriptum

And a little bit more about bears and sanctions…

“- Is he asking for help?”
“- You won’t believe it: he’s threatening with reprisals”
The burning boat in the background is labelled “Libya”.


Title of the book: “Import replacement”