ukraine 2013

FACE TO FACE: A demonstrator held a mirror to reflect police officers in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday Dec 30th. 2013. Opposition activists protested in the capital, continuing more than a month of rallies opposing the government’s decision to shelve a key deal with the European Union.

(Sergei Chuzavkov/Associated Press)

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Mikele meets Ukrainian fans. And…speaks English! Surprisingly well! He apologizes and says it’s hard for him, but he does wayyyyyy better than I would if I had to explain myself in French. 

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13-16 in RG

August, 28th 2013 : the only non-russian Gold of the quad (for individuals), earned by Ganna Rizatdinova during hoop EF in front of her home crowd at the Kiev world championships. It was the first time that a non-russian individual won gold at the World Championships since Anna Bessonova, also ukrainian, won the All-Around in Patras in 2007. 

Ganna’s joy and pride were so moving as she emotionally sang her country’s anthem.

aph-iceland  asked:

Is it really true that Poland hasn't shown up in canon since march of 2015.... is this really where our world has come to? Please tell me I'm wrong....

Unfortunately due to Hetalia having such a large cast, there are a lot of characters that have been neglected for a good few years. Poland is not alone.

I made a list of last appearances for minor characters, and these are the ones that haven’t appeared since mid-2015. Also these dates are being based off their last canon manga strip appearance, not random illustrations, since those aren’t specifically attached to a canon story. So some have made a couple later illustration appearances.
The dates on older material may be off a little, but I did my best.
Feel free to correct me if I missed something.

This is not including characters that haven’t been formally introduced, fully designed, or those that may not be canon anymore, like Tibet who hasn’t appeared since 7/23/2006 (The Story about the Early Days of China and Japan) and was replaced by a panda in the anime.