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Reconsidering Russia Podcast: An Interview with Eddie Aronoff

The seventh and latest Reconsidering Russia podcast features Eddie Aronoff, the producer and impresario behind the Stage Russia project.

In this podcast, Mr. Aronoff and I discuss… 15 more words

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Gaidar becomes Presidential Adviser - Why, and why now?

As unusual as it is to read anything so clearly favorable about a Ukrainian politician on this blog, or to write about a politician rather than policy per se, the following prose will be something of an exception. 640 more words

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Odessa Port Side shuts down

Having twice failed to privatise the Odessa Port Side plant during 2016, and with debts mounting to creditors such as Naftogaz, the decision has been taken to temporarily, or perhaps better stated indefinitely, close the plant down with effect from 30th December. 108 more words

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Odessa - Write your own headline (It would be funny if it weren't so sad)

In local news a headline appeared that simply demanded further reading.  It read “In Odessa region a school toilet was inaugurated:  A ribbon cutting and dancing”. 746 more words

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Odessa investment projects - Berezyne - Besarabyazka rail reconstruction

Immediately prior to the festive season getting under way, the blog was invited to the Odessa Regional Administration by a friend who is head of the Investment and Tourism Department, Roman Kozlovskyi. 599 more words

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The new Governor of Odessa is (not going to be a media celebrity) Maxim Stepanov

A few days ago an entry appeared listing the 31 candidates to replace Misha Saakshvili as Governor of Odessa, and within which made brief observation of the most suitable (and unsuitable) applicants. 286 more words

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Cultural dates for the diary - Odessa, Italy, Russia, Minsk (No Poland?)

For my erudite readers, a 24 hour hiatus from policy and politics and a climb from that grubby valley unto the high arts and cultural peaks with noteworthy and dates for the diary over the festive period. 337 more words

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