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Date: 09/06/09 09:03 AM

69 Responses to Kseniya Simonova`s Sand Animation

  1. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
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    August 25, 2009 at 2:28 pm
    Link: Kseniya Simonova`s Sand Animation - This whole performance is dedicated to the 7 million+ Ukrainians that were killed by Stalin between 1932 and 1945.
  2. Profile photo of Postovoy
    Postovoy Male 13-17
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    September 6, 2009 at 9:27 am
    As a Ukrainian who`s family was persecuted in the pogroms, I approve! This is one of the best links I can remember on this site.
  3. Profile photo of boris277
    boris277 Male 13-17
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    September 6, 2009 at 9:28 am
    That was really profound. Some mindblowing talent there, thanks I-A-B!
  4. Profile photo of Acatinahat
    Acatinahat Female 13-17
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    September 6, 2009 at 9:35 am
    That was amazing. wow.
  5. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
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    September 6, 2009 at 9:35 am
    That was stunning, and very moving. I am so glad I have seen it!!
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    cuchulainn Male 30-39
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    September 6, 2009 at 9:35 am
    7 million before WW2, the largest genocide.

    Humanity`s inhumanity to one another

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    tornadofdoom Male 13-17
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    September 6, 2009 at 9:45 am
    Wow. Just wow.
  8. Profile photo of Frogtango
    Frogtango Male 13-17
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    September 6, 2009 at 9:48 am
    Wow that was truely amazing. A well worth 8 mins
  9. Profile photo of Avalessa
    Avalessa Female 13-17
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    September 6, 2009 at 9:55 am
    What a wonderful talent.
  10. Profile photo of yudontn0me
    yudontn0me Male 18-29
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    September 6, 2009 at 10:01 am
    i couldnt draw that good if you gave me a pencil and a month.
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    yudontn0me Male 18-29
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    September 6, 2009 at 10:01 am
    no i could, i just thought that was kinda clever
  12. Profile photo of SLC77
    SLC77 Male 13-17
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    September 6, 2009 at 10:12 am
    my mind has been successfully blown.
  13. Profile photo of Zepher
    Zepher Female 18-29
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    September 6, 2009 at 10:28 am
    that was truly impressive and wonderful
  14. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    September 6, 2009 at 10:34 am
    I only wish that I could understand more of it. It was amazing on a sand animation level, but to have understood the story behind it more would have made it even more intense to watch. Stupid American Ignorance gets in the way again!
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    coffeekoneko Female 18-29
    1008 posts
    September 6, 2009 at 10:39 am
    Wow. That was amazing.
  16. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    September 6, 2009 at 10:47 am
    Wow, I am amazed at how she did that. I guess I would have to see it up close to understand...Also, 2:01, wow. And I just noticed 6:52, it`s Metallica`s Nothing Else Matters.
  17. Profile photo of Winter_ICE_0
    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
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    September 6, 2009 at 10:51 am

  18. Profile photo of APJ311
    APJ311 Male 13-17
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    September 6, 2009 at 11:05 am
    One of the most amazing things I`ve seen in ages. I couldn`t look away for the whole time.
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    StrangeLil1 Female 18-29
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    September 6, 2009 at 11:14 am
    As a Ukrainian whose grandparents are survivors, bravo. It was beautiful and emotionally touching, nice job IAB.
  20. Profile photo of muppet_mower
    muppet_mower Male 18-29
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    September 6, 2009 at 11:27 am
    this is fantastic. i couldn`t look away!

    also, a nice rendition of "and nothing else matters" by metallica around 6:45

  21. Profile photo of Asspenny
    Asspenny Male 18-29
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    September 6, 2009 at 11:34 am
    Ridiculous and awesome. The metallica at the end was awesome too. Also, she was attractive
  22. Profile photo of Carlizzle
    Carlizzle Male 18-29
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    September 6, 2009 at 11:39 am
    i think i need to change my undies...
  23. Profile photo of liljessi
    liljessi Female 18-29
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    September 6, 2009 at 11:47 am
    that is an incredible talent. Simply amazing. You could feel the emotion through the animation. Would love to see more from her.
  24. Profile photo of eflcotw
    eflcotw Male 13-17
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    September 6, 2009 at 11:49 am
    older than hugh hefners dick.
  25. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    September 6, 2009 at 12:44 pm
    Speechless.
  26. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    September 6, 2009 at 2:08 pm
    Amazing animation for a tragedy I never knew existed until now. Seven million dead and I never heard of it? Excuse me, I need to do a bit of research...
  27. Profile photo of Morrigann
    Morrigann Male 18-29
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    September 6, 2009 at 2:09 pm
    @1:40 aliens attack!
  28. Profile photo of iPirate
    iPirate Male 13-17
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    September 6, 2009 at 2:12 pm
    "Amazing animation for a tragedy I never knew existed until now. Seven million dead and I never heard of it? Excuse me, I need to do a bit of research..."

    How? I see what you are in the 13-17 demographic, but i`m 16 and we have gone over it extensively at school.

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    alfietoon Male 18-29
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    September 6, 2009 at 2:40 pm
    the tide may wash away the Sand but they wont wash away her art
  30. Profile photo of nomorecheese
    nomorecheese Male 13-17
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    September 6, 2009 at 2:41 pm
    That was so beautiful. I`m not one to get all emotional, but that touched my very soul. That made me cry a little bit. That was just incredible.
  31. Profile photo of vitaliy
    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    September 6, 2009 at 2:59 pm
    Excuse me, but I`m almost positive that this is a depiction of the Ukranians killed by Nazis, not by Stalin. Stalin was a terrible man and the majority of Eastern Europeans are not fond of him in the least, but he has nothing to do with this.
  32. Profile photo of vitaliy
    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    September 6, 2009 at 3:02 pm
    First off, there are bombers shown in this, and Stalin resorted to more secretive practices than just flat-out bombing his cities. Second off, there are Russian radio reports talking about tragedy in this, and there`s no way in hell that Stalin would have allowed a radio station to slander him and report on the atrocities of his killings.
  33. Profile photo of simim23
    simim23 Female 18-29
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    September 6, 2009 at 3:24 pm
    It`s a cover of Metallica`s "Nothing Else Matters" by Apocalyptica. They`ve done classical covers of a lot of Metallica`s work. Check them out.

    This whole thing made me tear up a little. Pure emotion was streaming through her sand.

  34. Profile photo of Dfaulted
    Dfaulted Male 13-17
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    September 6, 2009 at 3:51 pm
    That was so epically awesome, such a good artist
  35. Profile photo of Saskuel
    Saskuel Male 13-17
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    September 6, 2009 at 3:57 pm
    I`m not a person who shows his emotions, but this is truly beautiful. Just amazing, she has god given abilities. Telling a story, and art.
  36. Profile photo of feiku
    feiku Female 18-29
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    September 6, 2009 at 4:20 pm
    The best forms of art is when someone takes something simple and makes it extraordinary.
  37. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
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    September 6, 2009 at 4:21 pm
    "Excuse me, but I`m almost positive that this is a depiction of the Ukranians killed by Nazis, not by Stalin. Stalin was a terrible man and the majority of Eastern Europeans are not fond of him in the least, but he has nothing to do with this."

    forgive my -0 knowledge of the russian language but I had to steal the description of a comment in youtube to let people know what it was about (and myself). Let it be Nazis and not Stalin then lol

  38. Profile photo of krabkat
    krabkat Female 18-29
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    September 6, 2009 at 4:52 pm
    She is so amazing - gave me shivers when they showed the women crying.
  39. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
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    September 6, 2009 at 4:56 pm
    She`s hot
  40. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    September 6, 2009 at 4:59 pm
    Ukraine had a pretty bad time from the Russians before the war and Germans during it. This could well be a tribute to both. If you thought that 6 million jews was a lot, you want to look at all the other peoples who had it rough during the 20th century too.
  41. Profile photo of gothgirl69
    gothgirl69 Female 18-29
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    September 6, 2009 at 5:06 pm
    Very beautiful... I am at a loss for words
  42. Profile photo of Postovoy
    Postovoy Male 13-17
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    September 6, 2009 at 5:14 pm
    Vitaliy, the bombers were about WWII. The song playing when they showed the bombers was "the sacred war," AKA WWII. Hitler killed a lot of Ukrainians, but Stalin killed more. The war was just part of the story.
  43. Profile photo of LadyPele
    LadyPele Female 18-29
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    September 6, 2009 at 5:48 pm
    W... O... W... Amazing, beautiful and touching.
  44. Profile photo of Happy-dude
    Happy-dude Male 13-17
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    September 6, 2009 at 6:54 pm
    SO. VERY. COOL! xD
  45. Profile photo of Victory7
    Victory7 Male 18-29
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    September 6, 2009 at 7:06 pm
    I prefer that one old man who has the same gig as this woman.
  46. Profile photo of BostonKaiser
    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
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    September 6, 2009 at 7:52 pm
    Disturbingly sad that half the people posting only got the following out of this:
    A) She`s hot
    B) There was a Metallica song in it

    On a side note, can anyone translate the last three words she drew? The last one looked like "pagan".

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    earthshone Male 18-29
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    September 6, 2009 at 8:05 pm
    that was amazing.
  48. Profile photo of owlspawn
    owlspawn Male 13-17
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    September 6, 2009 at 8:43 pm
    Pagan is witch I believe.
  49. Profile photo of bluestarr
    bluestarr Female 18-29
    94 posts
    September 6, 2009 at 8:59 pm
    wow
  50. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    September 6, 2009 at 9:07 pm
    BostonKaiser...No.
    There were 4 people who noted the song, just something I noticed after watching it a couple times... There were 2 people who said she was good looking. What are you talking about?

    Anyway, she has amazing talent. She`s so perfect at moving the sand swiftly and efficiently, like 2:01.

  51. Profile photo of DeutschDude9
    DeutschDude9 Male 18-29
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    September 6, 2009 at 10:07 pm
    awesome. Just full of some awe.
  52. Profile photo of DeutschDude9
    DeutschDude9 Male 18-29
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    September 6, 2009 at 10:08 pm
    oh and by the way
    Thanks Shellie84 for posting something this amazing.
  53. Profile photo of LadyPele
    LadyPele Female 18-29
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    September 6, 2009 at 10:38 pm
    I don`t think an Ukranian would end their piece with an English msg... Paganism is a term used for polytheistic religions - not just a singular god like Christianity, but multiple deities/goddesses/gods.
  54. Profile photo of wingz1206
    wingz1206 Female 18-29
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    September 6, 2009 at 11:45 pm
    That was amazing and it was neat to hear the song at the end... Nothing Else Matters by Mettalica
  55. Profile photo of vitaliy
    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2009 at 12:03 am
    Shellie: lol, it`s cool, no harm done :P

    Postovoy: Dude, I`m Russian, I was born and raised in Russia, I know what the radio broadcast says. Also, I`m not saying that Stalin didn`t suck, believe me, I think he was a terrible, terrible man, my family had to suffer through him too, I was just clarifying it for this particular case.

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    iluvpink13 Female 18-29
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    September 7, 2009 at 12:34 am
    really cool
  57. Profile photo of Wazpoppin9
    Wazpoppin9 Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2009 at 12:38 am
    Just. Freaking. Awesome.
  58. Profile photo of saintnick
    saintnick Male 13-17
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    September 7, 2009 at 2:56 am
    stalin is the communist/socialist ruler of russia whom murdered all that opposed him & all that is the iron curtain of russia.

    oh, & all this occurred right under everyone`s nose, people would just disappear.

    socialism is awesome, isn`t it?

  59. Profile photo of Owanie
    Owanie Male 18-29
    240 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 5:16 am
    Stalin was worse than Hitler, communism does not equal Stalinism, and a lot of elders in Russia now look back in nostalgia towards the times behind the "communist" Iron Curtain. I also can`t view the video.
  60. Profile photo of jar-head
    jar-head Male 13-17
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    September 7, 2009 at 8:14 am
    Russia-nazi pack killed 50million "Russians" and allowed the executions of 20,000 Officers. There are No place On this Earth with enough forgiveness to avenge my Vengeance to Putin`s Fore-fathers sins. I am not asking for Russia to be Honorable, but Accountable for their War Crimes. Memento Mori My Brothers.
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    tofep Male 13-17
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    September 7, 2009 at 9:58 am
    at the end the song in violin is nothing else matters by metallica lol?
  62. Profile photo of Chrisdude92
    Chrisdude92 Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2009 at 10:54 am
    nice comment saintnick!
  63. Profile photo of Postovoy
    Postovoy Male 13-17
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    September 7, 2009 at 11:57 am
    Saintnick, Stalin had his own brand of Communism, creatively named Stalinism. Socialism and Communism are different, and so is Stalinism. please read a book or something on the matter. I recomend something by Karl Marx. By the way, I`m not a communist. I`m just insane.
  64. Profile photo of saintnick
    saintnick Male 13-17
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    September 7, 2009 at 4:12 pm
    socialism communism totalitarian fascism marxism leninism autocracy 1984 orwellian dystopian "We" all grow from the same root.

    however, don`t believe my words, live this life for yourself, go back to sleep & let the tv & hollywood vote for you, uI..

  65. Profile photo of Discomonkey
    Discomonkey Male 13-17
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    September 8, 2009 at 9:20 am
    Wowzers, amazing is an understatement for her.

    "at the end the song in violin is nothing else matters by metallica lol?"
    It`s Apocalyptica`s version, so cellos instead of violin, and yes lol if you want.

  66. Profile photo of FlamedNight
    FlamedNight Male 18-29
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    September 10, 2009 at 7:14 pm
    That was not animation.
  67. Profile photo of JihadAllah
    JihadAllah Male 13-17
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    September 10, 2009 at 9:52 pm
    Stalin was a motherdrater. Lenin was a visionary.
  68. Profile photo of urnotthetime
    urnotthetime Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2009 at 12:01 am
    Lenin, Stalin, socialism, communism, blah blah blah STFU. It`s all collectivism and it always results in massive human suffering.
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    Skreshavik Female 18-29
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    September 18, 2009 at 9:29 pm
    People such as this artist help us see what she sees.

    Reflect upon this, (especially you, America!)how about if this was your family? Right now, the world CAN retaliate against gross war crimes committed by the Bush administration. They could call it just too. Yet, wouldn`t we suffer too?

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