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MOSCOW, October 26. /TASS/. The new emblem of the Ukraine's Main Intelligence Department (GUR), against the backdrop of which President Pyotr Poroshenko introduced the new chief of the agency to the staff, has astounded the Internet users. The styling of the owl, which is an element of the emblem, and the slogan 'Ukraina ponad use' [Ukraine above all] carries direct reference to the Third Reich while the owl holds a sword, the nib of which is about to pierce Russia on a map below it.
"I'd like to call attention to the imbecilic emblem of Ukraine's army branch," Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said in a reaction to the photo on Saturday. "Ukraine ponad use is the slogan they placed above the composition. Doesn't it stir recall of something?"
"A similar line, Deutschland uber alles, opens the anthem of the Third Reich, the leadership of which was responsible for the unleashing of World War II," he said."
Observers also point to the project of the map on the emblem, on which the surface of the Earth is presented. It is highly unusual for such situations and shows the Earth as if one looks at it from above the Arctic.
In this case Russia appears to be below the owl, which targets a weapon at it, while the U.S. happens to be behind the bird's back. To enhance the effect, only Russia is singled out on the map with gray color out of all other countries.
What is even more conspicuous, the map does not show the borders of any other countries, even Ukraine itself.