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Prosecutor seeks to remove the immunity of Mykola Skoryk

On 22nd September Prosecutor General Lutsenko announced that he would be appealing to the Verkhovna Rada to strip Mykola Skoryk of his parliamentary immunity next week. 757 more words


Odessa's Birthday - Unwelcome presents from unworthy sons

The 2nd September is the (official) birthday of the City of Odessa.

It is a day where the constituents celebrate a long history of cultural glory, of communal heroic deeds and also of suffering, of its enduring and friendly cosmopolitan make-up, of historical influences, and generally of its deserved place in folklore earned throughout the centuries (including those noteworthy deeds that pre-date its official birthday). 852 more words


If music be the food of love - play on!

The Bard knew a thing or two about humanity and life’s bemusement and intrigues – as all great writers do, for an acute sense of observation is somewhat key to prose able to retain interest (and with great prose distinctly lacking, it is why this blog will never have readers counted in millions). 1,004 more words


Appeals for the SBU to investigate former Governor Skoryk -2014 events

A few days ago Ukraine released audio intercepts of telephone calls between Sergey Glazyev, Krill Frolov and others plotting and scheming the undermining of Ukraine in 2014. 798 more words


54.5% of people in Odessa........

A friend from within the Brussels bubble sent this blog a link regarding a recent SOCIS opinion survey made in Odessa.

What caught the eye in Brussels was “ 714 more words


Shawarma and the City Hall snake pit - Odessa

Vice Mayor of Odessa Oles Yanchuk is no more.  He has been removed from office by Mayor Trukhanov.

Mr Yanchuk’s crimes, both real and metaphorical, against the local constituency are numerous, and indeed for many grave.   1,184 more words


Data accessibility - Apps4Cities competition

About a week ago, whilst sat with a friend (and soon to be business partner) fluent in those strange tongues of Java, C++ and other exotic yet unintelligible languages that produce Microsoft Ukraine winners,  the blog tentatively mentioned the fact that an “Odessa App” would be a rather good idea – particularly if the city emerges as the Eurovision host.   239 more words