One of the few benefits of spending 10 minutes a day, most days over the past few years, churning out less than erudite rumination more often than not, is that when Ukraine and/or Odessa are for some reason internationally interesting, approaches are made by journalists wanting either an interview (most requests refused), or a “fixer” to facilitate interviews, or meeting requests are made by NGOs, academics, think-tankers, observers of various sorts, the occasional wandering politician, and flocks of passing diplomats for (mostly) off the record chats. 611 more words
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After returning from what can only be described as a less than successful ASEM Summit with regard to progress vis a vis The Kremlin, President Poroshenko has signed the election law amendments relating to voter bribery. 490 more words
Odessa Port Side is a State owned entity of arguably some strategic value – which is why despite being rumoured to be on the privitisation lists of various Ukrainian governments over the years, it has after deliberation, never actually been sold – at least it has never been sold as far as anybody knows, and remains on the register of the State Property Fund. 509 more words
Good video, directed by Nicole McDonald. It captures the haunting and hypnotic mood of the song.
Don’t forget to read my review of the self-titled E.P. that this song comes from.
Yesterday, as the sharp-eyed amongst you readers will have noticed, there was no entry. That due to a requirement to be in Kyiv. Whilst away for the day, a very sad incident occurred in Odessa whereby RADA MP Nestor Shufrych was beaten by demonstrators strongly objecting to his presence in the city. 1,541 more words
Over 15 months after I first posted it on July 6th 2013, my post “MOUNTAINS” by Odessa Rose (aka That song from Karen’s last scene on “Mistresses” episode 5) 545 more words