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Buying an extra gift this Christmas - Odessa

It had been mulled as to write a few words about the “decommunisation laws” and the change of street names in Odessa – or not – as none have yet changed as of today. 255 more words


Putting political bums on seats of local power - Odessa (A told you so tale)

A few weeks ago an entry was published detailing the likely political shenanigans and maneuvering in post-local election environment of Odessa.

With regard to the probably outcomes – shenanigans, grubby deals and politicking being fairly predictable – it stated the following:   1,141 more words


Crime & Predictable Outcomes

When the “Lustration Law” was passed last year an entry at the time raised the following issue (amongst several) – “There is also a question of what then to do with all the lustrated? 1,022 more words


Electoral tales from the underworld - Odessa

Normally telling uncorroborated tales is not something that sits particularly comfortably with this blog.  However there is an uncorroborated but interesting tale being told quite openly amongst the hierarchy in certain nefarious circles.   1,767 more words


The Council of Europe publishes its report - 2nd May Odessa

The Council of Europe has eventually, a few weeks later than expected, delivered its report into the events surrounding and following the tragic events that occurred in Odessa on 2nd May last year. 446 more words


Hot seats, list bumping and legacies - Odessa

Following on from yesterday’s entry and the power dynamics within the politics of Odessa following the local elections, the question of who takes what “power roles” arises. 1,728 more words


Dismantling the Kolomoisky political and the rise of "Team Saakashvili"?

There are times when perspective, and therefore who frames issues first, colour public perceptions in hues that mask the picture.

The Security Services of Ukraine (SBU) have hit the headlines in Ukraine after the arrest of Gennady Korban, party leader of Ihor Kolomoisky’s Ukrop Party and a man long associated with criminal gangs. 1,267 more words