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    Posted May 1, 2014 by
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    Ukraine unrest

    vsolohub and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Ukraine crisis as it unfolds
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    Pro-Russian rally in Luhansk


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     vsolohub, a corporate lawyer from Kiev, Ukraine, watched as throngs of pro-Russian supporters protested in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk on Thursday. “The scene was festive, people were happy and were celebrating the soviet-era ‘International Day of Solidarity of Laborers’ combined with the pro-Russian rally and the upcoming local referendum on having more autonomy for their region,” he said. vsolohub, an observer, said, “My general reaction to such rallies is the surprise at the people's narrow mind and the fact that they are so easily affected by the Russian propaganda, which is often false.” Read more about the protest on CNN.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    Happening now: pro-Russian separatists rally in Luhansk cheering upcoming illegal referendum on 11 May. 1 May, Luhansk, Ukraine

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