Fire tragedy in Odessa Ukraine

Ukraine Tragedy – Odessa Children Die In Fire While Government Points Fingers

Tragedy takes lives of 3 children My original post today was tobe on another subject. I will discuss a tragedy in Odesssa, Ukraine instead. This tragedy is barely mentioned in western media. Three children at a state (government) camp died in a fire. The Ukrainian government is already pointing fingers to avoid responsibility. Ukraine’s own media does not report on this […]

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People of Russia and Crimea – My Experiences

My experience with Russian and Crimean people has always been positive. This hospitality is deeply embedded in their culture and moral values. People Who Are Strangers There are categories of relationships that define how people treat you in Russia and Crimea. I have found these categories of people hold across all the areas of the former Soviet Union that I […]

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Russian Crimean Status in 2017

I see many articles in the West saying how bad things are on the Crimean peninsula, under Russia’s control. Closed businesses, crumbling infrastructure, poor treatment of Tatars, and families unable to visit each other due to the Russia/Ukraine border. All I can say from first hand experience is that it just is not so. Plight of the Tatars We see […]

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Bus ride to Yalta

Bus Ride to Yalta Crimea

One of the things I always recall from visits to Ukraine and Crimea are the bus rides. Usually they are small, 15-20 person vans, that range from full to over-packed. On this Crimean Bus Ride to Yalta, it was enjoyable and comfortable. Usually, it is not so relaxing. Bus Rides in Crimea Normally, this particular route has full bus loads, […]

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My Crimea Investment

Crimea: Investment Gone Bad?

The building and property in the leading photo was one I was looking at as an investment, in Crimea. Some things just do not work out. Does that make it a bad investment on the Crimean peninsula? Crimea Investment This building was originally started as a sanatorium (health clinic) for children. My first information told me that they ran out of money, and it […]

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Ukraine is at it Again

Interesting. Ukraine’s president has announced that the UAE will sell defensive weapons to Ukraine. Problem is, Poroshenko seems “mistaken” about the deal, where the UAE says no arms sales will be considered. Poroshenko seems determined to stage his own propaganda in his country. Watching Ukrainian news a couple of nights ago, he announced that the US would conduct NATO exercises in Ukraine this […]

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