|The brass buckle of a Tsar Army soldier, it was
left either from World War I or the Russian Revolution of 1917.
The time of revolution was a time of a complete chaos. There was
a lot of fighting around my town. There was the Red Army and the
White Army fighting each other, and an army of Ukrainian
anarchists fighting them all.
The Red army were rebels - Communists. Anarchists wanted
independence for Ukraine from anyone and they didn't care whom
they fought, their motto was - to beat Red before they become
White and to beat White until they become Red...
Eventually the Red army won and the cheerful days of
communism began. They began with the robbery of rich citizens
and expelled them from the country. As the scriptural seven
skinny cows ate up a fat cow and didn't become any fatter, so is
our ragged fellows robbed a rich fellows and didn't become any
richer. Poverty was written all over and the Soviet epoch didn't
leave us many valuable things that would be worth digging for
them. Many graves were left.
Burial of that time. It is engraved - "rest in peace Maksim
Semenako whom bandits killed in 1919".
In 1943 Maksim Semenako got another five bullets in back of
Graveyards were often located on the hills and have been good
strategic places on WW2 battles.
It is from modern history of our neighbourhood. A while ago
some guy settled on the middle of a graveyard.
Every time I pass by I wonder if it is the piece of cheap
land in a green and quiet place that broker told me about.
I also wonder if I'd live here. Answer is- NO, let my neighbours
next door be a heavy metal band with the name of "night owl",
I'd still prefer to listen a hard rock at nights to funeral
marches in the mornings.