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)…

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…

Ukraine: The 51st State

I love it. Ukraine has hired Joe Biden’s son to run legal affairs for their government oil company, the EU will pay their gas bill to Russia, and another senator is on his way to Ukraine to support the coup government. Very much like the…

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…

Ukraine: Why The East Will Not Disarm

It is interesting to see Russia and the US trading barbs over the failure of the “Geneva accord.” Far too often I see statements in the US media that “Russia agreed to disarm the pro-Russian separatists” and how they have failed to do so. What…

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…

Ukraine: Energy Hocus-Pocus

The last few weeks were filled with stories about Russia using natural gas as a “tool” against Ukraine. I will not defend Russia against this accusation, but I will defend their right to raise the price – sort of. Everyone is shouting about how evil Russia is, raising…

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…

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…

Ukraine: Government Propoganda or Russian Invasion?

Here we are, about 5 hours before polls open in Crimea for a referendum vote on Crimea remaining under Ukraine’s sphere of influence, or moving to Russia’s. Everyone knows the outcome already – the US, the EU, and Ukraine all admit that the Autonomous Republic…