Our journey plan was to go through Ukraine and Crimea. Given the current political situation we don't know if we will be able to comply with the itinerary. We still don't know yet to wich state Crimea will belong in May and how visas will be granted. In recent months, we've read a little bit of everything on the situation in Ukraine, but we had the impression of a "copy and paste" abuse, and that few of those who wrote about the Maidan had ever been there. So we took advantage of a friend, Luca Cevenini, which, more or less by accident, it's right there. This interview does not claim to be the absolute truth but a point of view of someone who, at least, was at the Maidan! All photos were taken by Luca.
Russia. Sochi. February 2014.
The Putin's Olympic games are over from a few hours and the Paralympics are starting.
Rights issues had been discussed for a few months,seems that the media noticed human rights problems in Russia just a few days before the games. The information was often unidirectional and superficial. Probably without Obama's refusal to attend the opening ceremony almost nobody would spoke about that. Besides the fact that the LGBT community members just asked to don't boycott the Russian Olympics, for them it could be a tool of protest and visibility. Not to mention the hypocrisy of the whole thing. So, logically speaking, even the USA Olympics should be boycotted in protest against the death penalty, or for the U.S. invasion of dozens of states. And also to those in Beijing would be advisable to don't go. In any case, always better then the Italian attitude towards Berlusconi's friend, who recently said " if he was gay nobody would touch him with a finger". But this all would require a separate chapter. Back to the Olympic issue first to say that, according to the principles of the IOC, the countries chosen as the site of the Olympics, winter or summer, should also be based on respect for the principles of the Olympic Chart including that of non-discrimination. It is evident that in the past and in the future the choices made have not taken this into account, as well as other principles .
Cycloscope is a project by Daniele Giannotta and Elena Stefanin. A life on the road to gain knowledge and share experiences
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