Something happened this spring

Something happened this spring is evidence of the eloquent intensity of silence about the catastrophe. Armed clashes between pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian forces in Odesa on May 2, 2014, which resulted in mass casualties in the city center and the Trade Union House, created an open problem of description and memory of these events in recent Ukrainian history and led, on the one hand, to the usage of victim’s images in Russian propaganda, and on the other hand — to the formation of a specific local culture of non-remembrance, a kind of “monument of silence” at the scene of the fire.