andr1y's blog

By andr1y, 7 weeks ago, In English

Hello. I am from Ukraine. I am sure that you know about the situation in my country and about things happening right now. Many people are giving infinitely valuable help to Ukrainian refugees, donating to UAF and simply helping spread the truth. I am sure we have such people also in our community. Ukraine, Ukrainians, and personally I appreciate your help highly. Thank you so heartily.

But now I am here to ask you, the Codeforces community, for help. There is no safe place in Ukraine right now — everywhere you might get killed by a missile strike, so holding the IOI selections is obviously impossible. Our dear friends from Poland decided to help us. They will organise everything for us, but they need money.

→ Click here to donate ←

Ukrainian competitive programmers are one of the most powerful cp-eps in the World. Our the most recent achievements:

  • Baltic Olympiad in Informatics — 4 gold medals, 2 bronze medals
  • International Zhautyk Olympiad — 2 gold medals, 3 silver medals, 7 bronze medals
  • Romanian Masters of Informatics — 2 gold medals, 1 silver medal, 6 bronze medals
  • International Autumn Tournament in Informatics — 2 gold medals, 3 silver medals, 3 bronze medals
  • European Girls Olympiad in Informatics — 1 gold medal, 3 silver medals
  • European Junior Olympiad in Informatics — 4 silver medals, 4 bronze medals
  • International Olympiad in Informatics — 1 gold medal, 2 silver medals
  • All-Russian Team Olympiad among Scholars — 1st absolute place, it was the first time when Ukraine team become the winner of this competition and one of a few times that has received a medal.

and so on...

Participation in the IOI is the most wanted dream for every competitive programmer in school times and Russia is trying to break this dream for each of us. But you can help. Everything is in your hands. If everyone, who reads this post, donates about 1 euro, the fundraising will end in 24 hours.

We need your help. Thanks in advance.

→ Click here to donate ←

upd: if you can't donate, help at least in sharing this post

upd2: updated link in the post to English version of the website

upd3: thanks to everybody for helping in any way!

 
 
 
 
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andr1y you are just getting sympathy from all over the world but what about those student which is belong from Russia and getting affected by this War ???

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    What about student from Donbass?))

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      i agree Donbass student get affected but what about russian student :( who is grinding hard still cant participate in many contest ?

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        Oh no, poor russian student maybe lost their home, their family?

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        I can say that the most prestigious olympiad for competitive programmers — IOI still allows russians to participate, but only without any russian symbols and online. I think this is nothing compared to how ukrainian students have to risk just to hold an election round for IOI. Hope you understand that this cannot be compared to how russians are "affected" by war

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    suffered from the fact that they were suspended from the olympiads? This is not comparable to what is happening in Ukraine now and what Ukrainian children are suffering from.

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      then this is the fault of Ukranian people why they choose entertainer to their leader LOL :( even i feel they didnt understand the international politics :( after even fully destroyed by Russia they are still fighting for what ?? Zelensky fight for their land thats great but see Japan has also go down in front of america in history to save their people :( what did Zelensky did for this??? just a fake expression and fake speeches changes nothing :(

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        He expresses the will of the nation — that is what a true president should be

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          welleyth

          so you are saying that surrender is not a good option done by the japan in the past to save the country ???

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            If you are talking about the surrender of Ukraine, it follows that you agree that Russia attacked Ukraine. Oops..

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              I am on neutral side with my country is standing on :( but i am asking the japan's step to surrender is good or bad??

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                Imagine: at 4 in the morning your country, cities, begin to bomb, tanks come in and say that they have come to "rescue" us. We have 96% of the population support the president. I was in China, and this is the same as if they just came to "save" your country. Therefore, in this situation, one cannot remain neutral. In a similar situation as we have now, would you have a desire to become part of another country that is killing your people?

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                  but there is another possible solution too in this cases

                  War is not acceptable at all :( but clap is not made by one hand if you guys are saying you are affected blah blah then something fault is also done by your side and majority is by russia i am not understanding why this fact was not accepted by you and why there is no solution come from the talk in two country :) the neighbour are the closest one but see one neighbour is inviting another neighbour enemy here :( its kind of fact is known by public and thats why China is standing neutral because both side have cons pros :(

                  lakimane3 the MF guy go and do Google i can write here if i want to ask who the bastard you are to say me like this :( FO

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                  Because russia doesn't want to talk with Ukraine any more? Because they are completely confident in will of taking some area of Ukraine? I think this is the reason. And Ukraine, as an independent country doesn't want to give russia anything. What would you do if your neighbour had taken your territories away from your country?

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                If you are interested — google this question, do not write bullshit in the blog, clown)

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                Japan was attacking other countries while Ukraine is defending its territory

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        It is not Ukraine that has been completely destroyed, but your brains by russian propaganda. If you want to talk about politics — give your discord, or telegram, let's talk

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          Who is brainwashed? He or you? How to prove it?

          I know your government use "brainwash" to explain why Russian support their country, and you believe it without making any doubt.

          Wow, excellent brainwash.

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            And here the government ?? What kind of brainwashing Ukrainians ?? We live here, we see without the government what is happening in our country, we see which "peace and freedom" russia brings. So if the russians really support their country, they in turn support the killing of children, women, and thousands of innocent civilians. No adequate person will support this, they are just all brainwashed and they believe that russia is a "liberator". You can say that Ukraine is throwing hundreds of fakes and all this is a lie, but in addition to the "Ukrainian government", there are thousands of foreign military journalists in Ukraine. Most of them have also seen all the horrors of the "russian peace". So if you still believe that the whole world is wrong, and russia alone knows what to do — I wish you to follow the ship)

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        We at least ELECT him!) I advise you to listen and watch international critics and commentators, and not just Russian ones. A new world will open for you.

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great job never mind but u need better choice win better an do better code is life and a way to win so i will help if need job or help so win

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I'm interested, but could you elaborate on the legitimacy of this initiative? Are you associated with the Ukrainian OI committee? Are the association "Fundacja Meet IT" the ones who are organizing the initiative? What is that organization? Within the article I can't find any clues

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    As a leader of Ukrainian Federation of Olympiad Programming, I can confirm that this is co-organized with us. It is not a scam.

    Meet IT Foundation is the organization that help us to organize it in Poland. They have experience with organizing similar camps.

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DM Elon Musk.

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As a individual of Russia, I fully support my country, but I also support programmers from Ukraine who are loyal to their cause. Sports should be outside politics. This applies to both Russia and Ukraine

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    I hope the "support" of Ukrainian IOI participants translates to you donating to them.

    As for the other point, there would be millions of people willing to discuss with you privately whether bombing civilian and spreading blatant lies and imprison people with opposite views is wrong or not.

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      And why didn't you pay attention to the bombing of Ukraine in its own regions? Why have residents of Donetsk and Luhansk regions suffered since 2014, and you didn't pay attention to it? We can write a lot of things here, but it won't change anything.

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I hope Ukrainian students can take part in IOI. God bless Ukrainian people.

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Looks like the goal is reached. Thanks everyone for donating!