Category Ukraine

Ukraine, post-election

That’s where history may be happening right now. Check out Neeka’s backlog from time to time and whatever news sources you can get hands on. An election disputed; crowds in the capital’s squares; a country divided; popular democracy in action…

Ukraine [Yuschenko]

Were I a citizen of Ukraine, I would vote for Yuschenko, that’s for sure — like most educated young and young-ish Ukrainians. As I see it from up North, Yusch’s problem is that Western Ukraine supports him all too ardently.…

Ukraine p.0

I am in no way an expert on Ukraine. Discoshaman, who is living in Kyiv, is in a way better position to comment. Still, I can’t hold back… A poll shows about a third of Ukrainians would like to emigrate.…

Politics as usual

Former Russian PM Chernomyrdin, now ambassador to Ukraine, is said to use profane words so intensely in private conversation that, when he must omit them in a public forum, there are not many left at all. Despite that – and,…

[Little Odessa]

Vitali Vitaliev on Brighton Beach, or “Little Odessa”. I haven’t been to Brighton Beach myself; as I see it from afar, it is a Soviet neighborhood in New York City that speaks Russian with a slight provincial Jewish accent. Most…

Labor mobility

Passing by a construction site in the US and seeing mostly Mexican-looking workers — presumably recent immigrants — I used to wonder what kepts native-born Americans away from construction jobs. I came up with three obvious choices. Perhaps Mexicans are…