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A Zaporizhia contribution to the chain of good deeds

Vasyl Busharov manufactures and distributes national flags for free
7 April, 2014 - 17:11
THE NATIONAL SYMBOLS’ DISTRIBUTION STARTED WITH BUSHAROV ASKING RESIDENTS OF ZAPORIZHIA TO HANG YELLOW-AND-BLUE FLAGS FROM THEIR BALCONIES, TAKE THEM TO RALLIES, ETC., SO PEOPLE BEGAN TO SEND HIM PHOTOS WITH THESE FLAGS. THUS, A SPONTANEOUS PHOTOFLASHMOB OCCURRED / Photo courtesy of Vasyl BUSHAROV

Vasyl Busharov, a citizen of Zaporizhia, started mass producing and distributing yellow-and-blue flags. The national symbols come in varying sizes and are already decorating the city’s streets.

He seeks a patriotic transformation for Zaporizhia streets and inconspicuous buildings. Having acquired the necessary amount of fabric, Busharov offered flags for free to all citizens who agreed to hang them on their balconies. Overnight hard work resulted in 12 flags, which immediately found their owners. Although the inventive Zaporizhia resident asked for no remuneration for the work done, the interested residents of the city immediately began to offer him money. “There can never be too much of money, as well as of fabric and threads,” Busharov maintained. The tailor promises to account for every donated kopeck.

All money coming to his account is converted into new flags that people decorate bridges, streets, buildings and go to rallies with. It turned out that such products are in rather strong demand in Zaporizhia. “A lot of people today want to have a flag, but do not know where to find it,” Busharov said in surprise.

He said that he did not belong to any political party. “I have three children, two of them boys. I do not wish at all for them to serve in the Russian army, or for me to explain them why they should change their homeland. I am ethnic Russian. My grandfather survived the entire length of the Siege of Leningrad in WWII. He fought for his country then, so I decided to fight for my country now, and not just sit back,” the Zaporizhia patriot explained.

Ordinary residents of the city who are Busharov’s customers have appreciated his contribution to the development of the idea of unity of Ukraine. In particular, one of them, who happened to own a clothing shop, has provided his equipment for the production of flags. Thus, the own costs now come down just to cost of yarn and fabrics. In the first week only, Busharov made and distributed 225 flags.

By the way, the Zaporizhia tailor managed to find a 25-meter-long yellow-and-blue flag, which was recently being displayed at a rally near the Zaporizhia Regional State Administration. Additionally, patriotic lights with the words “Zaporizhia Is Ukraine” have appeared along the city’s main avenue. They are another result of the coordinated work of the flag-maker and his friends.

Busharov gives away yellow-and-blue articles for free, but hopes to keep getting support from conscious people, because the chain of good deeds can be broken off by a simple shortage of working capital.

By Andrii VASYLIUK, Zaporizhia
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