The latest Kyiv rally of anti-vaxxers outside the Verkhovna Rada on November 24 personally to me is strongly associated with the Kunstkammer characters. A mixture of surrealistic images filled with surrealistic content, relayed through verbiage, weird posters, and some ephemeral demands.
But, the most discussed issue around the latest meetup of anti-vaxxers was that they used for their posters the images of QR codes, leading straight to the website of Russia’s ruling party, Yedinaya Rossiya (United Russia).
On the one hand, this fact gave grounds to suggest direct involvement in Russia’s anti-vaccination movement, and on the other hand, a version arose that the symbol of the crossed out QR code of Putin’s party kind of traveled across the border from Russia, where it was initially used by local anti-vaxxers in their rallies against the party in power.
Does it mean that Ukrainian anti-vaxxers simply used the symbol of their Russian comrades who express discontent with the ruling party’s actions, that they’re innocent and blameless? Spoiler: it doesn’t.( Collapse )