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And the next Odessa Governor is.........

When former Governor Saakashvilli resigned on 7th November, whilst many a post mortem regarding his achievements and legacy in Odessa, not to mention his future plans filled the media space, the first question the blog raised was… 370 more words

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A gathering storm (or a storm in a tea cup?) Ukraine

Having received a question from a reader regarding the impact (or not) of Misha Saakashvili’s new political party, a few lines are dedicated to answering (guessing) the immediate outcomes considering his calls for early elections. 1,500 more words

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One hat in the ring for Governor of Odessa?

When Misha Saakashvili unsurprisingly quit as Governor of Odessa on 7th November, something that had been evident since June and thus a long time coming, whilst others immediately wrote… 1,461 more words

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Goodbye to the Masonic House Odessa

On Prince Street in Odessa sits the ruins of the building that was once the Russian Technical Society – known locally as the Masonic House – whether or not freemasonry actually occurred on the premises or not. 987 more words

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Misha quits - Whose hat will be thrown into the replacement ring?

The 7th November saw the inevitable resignation of Mikhail Saakashvili as Governor of Odessa (although at the time of writing it is unclear whether President Poroshenko will accept it). 1,110 more words

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Oppo Block leaves the "for Porto Franco" group - Why?

On 3rd October 2016 Prosecutor General Lutsenko announced that, (as long anticipated), a request to the Verkhovna Rada to lift the immunity of Oppo Block MP Vadim Novinsky would be submitted on 4th October. 993 more words

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Saakashvili's Khvylya Party begins to take shape?

On 18th July an entry appeared regarding the creation of the Khvylya (Wave) Party which had Odessa Governor Saakashvili’s finger prints all over it (even if he is not formally a member thereof). 350 more words

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