The page above comes from a Russian emigrant newspaper named "Ilusrirovannaya Rossiya", published: 23 April1927 in Paris. Below is my translation of what it says. The letters are small and the text uses old typography, I am glad my eyesight still works well, but at least one word I could not read...
Persecution of Russians in Ukraine
Purge of Russian elements in state institutions
Unrelenting peasant unrest in Ukraine makes the Soviet government very worried. Along the way, having power as their goal, the Bolsheviks seek support among fringe Ukrainian nationalist circles. All Russians serving in state institutions, [and] not knowing Ukrainian, are immediately sacked. Knowledge of the Ukrainian language is checked by a particular committee, to which belong representatives of the National Commissariat for Enlightenment, Local Professional Union Committee, and Communist Cells, and a representative [tasked with] Ukrainisation (... -unintelligible) institution. Our photo depicts a scene from an examination in one Soviet institution in Khar'kov. On the left, by the telephone, sits the examiner.
While my favourite Dr. Motyl would have you believe that there was a time when Ukrainian was only tolerated in concentration camps:
Ukrainian identity is no longer something tolerated only in concentration camps.
...once again we see that the truth is the exact opposite to Motyl's wild claims. The Soviet government actively supported and promoted Ukrainian identity, even at the expense of repressing the Russian element. Of course Motyl, being a Russophobe that he is, does not care one bit about the repression of the Russian element, he instead presents a fantasy world where Ukrainian identity was only tolerated in concentration camps.