In the height of a horrible, uncalled for war that has produced unprecedented war crimes, at least the ones that have been shared with the world, the Ukrainians have not lost their humor. Recreating a historic photo from their culture for everyone to see.
I’m going to assume that we are all familiar with the “Battle of Snake Island” which homed a small village of just 30 people. The Russian warship kindly offered safety in exchange for surrender and Roman Gribov replied: “Russian Warship, go fuck yourself”. That was the last communication made. Apparently, that defiance in the face of danger has been happening going all the way back to 1676. Now this doozy is called “Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks” . Basically the Turkish Sultan Mehmed IV wanted the Zaporozhians to surrender so he could have unlimited power.
The Ukrainians had some thoughts… If you are faint of heart when it comes to cursing I would really advise you to stop scrolling now. (But I am certainly cracking up)
O sultan, Turkish devil and damned devil’s kith and kin, secretary to Lucifer himself. What the devil kind of knight are thou, that canst not slay a hedgehog with your naked arse? The devil shits, and your army eats. Thou shalt not, thou son of a whore, make subjects of Christian sons. We have no fear of your army; by land and by sea we will battle with thee. Fuck thy mother.
Thou Babylonian scullion, Macedonian wheelwright, brewer of Jerusalem, goat-fucker of Alexandria, swineherd of Greater and Lesser Egypt, pig of Armenia, Podolian thief, catamite of Tartary, hangman of Kamyanets, and fool of all the world and underworld, an idiot before God, grandson of the Serpent, and the crick in our dick. Pig’s snout, mare’s arse, slaughterhouse cur, unchristened brow. Screw thine own mother!
So the Zaporozhians declare, you lowlife. You won’t even be herding pigs for the Christians. Now we’ll conclude, for we don’t know the date and don’t own a calendar; the moon’s in the sky, the year with the Lord. The day’s the same over here as it is over there; for this kiss our arse!— Koshovyi otamanIvan Sirko, with the whole Zaporozhian Host