“Орден Иуды”, реконструкция к 300-летию предательства Мазепы
Donetsk, Mar 18 – DAN. DPR residents have collected over 400 kg of Ukrainian shells fragments across the Republic to make the Order of Judas for the Ukrainian president Petr Poroshenko, the Donetsk Republic social movement announced.
“Order of Judas” for Poroshenko to be made of fragments of ordnance fired at DPR.
“The initiative has already resulted in collecting over 400 kg of shell fragments. This is sufficient for a huge order of shame. The most active were 19 cities, not mentioning villages and townships.”
The “order” for Poroshenko has a historical counterpart: in 1709, Russian Tsar Peter I ordered to cast the Order of Judas for Zaporizhian Host chief Ivan Mazepa who, just before the Battle of Poltava, had defected to Sweden, Russia’s opponent in the Northern War. The 5-kg silver Order with the figure of Judas Iscariot hanging on an aspen tree with 30 silver pieces lying at his feet had an inscription “Thrice-cursed fatal son, Judas, hanging because of his lust for money”.*ot*pp