Off on holiday (of sorts)

Right.  Tomorrow I leave the dysfunctional state of Ukraine and head for (the less than) United Kingdom for 10 days or so. I am tagging on some days holiday prior to, and post, a symposium I am expected to attend in the ever beautiful city of Bath. Therefore I very much doubt I will be […]

Are bloggers journalists? - A question with Lord Justice Leveson

OK - This has nothing to do with Ukraine - yet - but legal precedents have a habit of seeping across international borders if they suit the establishment in other nations that have similar issues and can see similar solutions. For many, many months I have been following the Leveson Inquiry via the website and […]

The Gods of Internet strike thee down!

Apologise for not having written anything yesterday and only this brief statement today, but to plagerise Ezekiel 25:17. The path to the Internet in Ukraine is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men and poor coverage. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and […]

Keeping promises -

OK.  Today we take a break from policies, politics, human rights, civil liberties etc.  There is no need to, there is more than sufficient activity (or inactivity) generated within Ukraine, or externally affecting Ukraine, to write five or ten posts a day most days.  I simply choose one each day. Today though I keep a […]

с Рождеством – Merry Christmas – З Різдвом

с Рождеством - Merry Christmas - З Різдвом Ahem - Yes, a little “low brow” I know. Back subject matter more to your expectations tomorrow!

The “Grand Area”, Ukraine and political idealism verses reality

Well dear readers, this has the potential to be a very long and quite possibly controversial post disliked in part by almost every reader.  The reason is foreign policy, and not that of Ukraine alone, but where it fits in the puzzle. Out there in the blogosphere exists every opinion you can imagine on every […]