Mark and the Lend Lease Bean Stocks


For months, I would awaken early in the morning in a deep, cold sweat. There were few who could possibly understand the deep seated turmoil, the confusion, dismay and shock that I would experience in my first few days in Ukraine. It was difficult even to face myself in the mirror. My world view of […]

WW2, Victory in Europe Day & Odessa


News of the formal surrender of Germany arrived in Moscow in the early morning of May 9, 1945. Thus Victory in Europe Day is celebrated by Ukraine, Russia and elsewhere in the Former Soviet Union today, while everyone in the west celebrates it on May 8. World War II came at the cost of nearly […]