Only one week ago I wrote this relating to the unexpected departure of the then Odessa Mayor Oleksiy Kostusev. His departure and the surrounding circumstances I opined were connected to the actions of defrocked, pro-Russia RADA MP Igor Markov, subsequently arrested in what is clearly yet another case of political persecution. 182 more words
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Party of Regions Mayor of Odessa, Oleksiy Kostusev, has resigned today – somewhat unexpectedly.
Unfortunately the reasons will not be his colossal ineptitude and willful blindness to blatant corruption within his administration, a mammoth appetite for form over substance or an unbelievable inability to run the city. 308 more words
Living in Odessa , it is perhaps necessary for me to take a pause and ignore the current politics of the day, for a fleeting moment and look to local history. 71 more words