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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Crimea Sunrise 2017

I am lucky enough to enjoy a sunrise in Crimea again. It has been a full year since I last enjoyed the weather and beautiful nature here. After sharing food and wine with family and friends last night, and enjoying a good night’s sleep in the fresh sea air, I am refreshed after the long journey. But morning comes early. Sunrise […]

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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: Victory Day Blemished

May 9 is Victory Day in the former Soviet states. It is the day that Hitler’s forces surrendered to the Soviet Union in 1945. The day is celebrated by Russia and the former Soviet states, since 1946. It is the greatest patriotic holiday in their culture, and WW2 veterans receive great honoron this day. As a side note, I also first met my Eastern […]

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Ukraine: More Western Hypocrisy

The propaganda machine is running at full speed on Ukraine, and I am not speaking about Russia. I just read this story about how “Russia is quick to bend the truth about Ukraine,” and what came to mind is how quick the US and EU are to bend the truth as well. For instance, this article says that “100 soldiers […]

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Ukraine: War With Russia?

We have now gotten to where I can point at this article, where I said that Putin will not march into Ukraine, nor try to take over (more of) the country. Listen to the Western news, and you might disagree. Who would benefit from a Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the resulting war? Nobody. It would cause a major military […]

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Ukraine: More Unseen Ultra-Nationalists

I wanted to give some more “ultra-nationalist” news on Ukraine, as ignored by US news media and reported by the Russian news media, before the Crimean referendum vote in a few hours. Mainly because I believe there will be lots of extra fodder in the propaganda and far-right arena after Crimea votes to join Russia. I want to go back to […]

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