David Hines (hradzka) wrote,
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Ukranian. Fighting. Women.

via chantalzola, I give you Ukranian. Fighting. Women.

French photojournalist Guillaume Herbaut spent some time with an unusual and tough group of 150 Ukrainian women who call themselves “Asgarda.” These women live in the Carpathian Mountains and follow a rigorous routine of fighting and boxing, often with medieval weaponry.

The women idolize Yulia Tymoshenko, the icon of the Orange Revolution and leader of the Ukrainian Fatherland party.


(I empathize with them, as I also, er, idolize Yulia Tymoshenko, for reasons that are entirely above-board and intellectual.)

English Russia did a post on them here, with lots of Herbaut's photos. (You can also see Herbaut's pics on photoshelter here.) Question: greatest thing ever, or greatest thing ever?

Also: they have bad-ass haircuts.
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