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Brit permanently in Ukraine blogging for those with nothing better to read.
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  • Anti-Corruption Courts - Ukraine 1 day ago About a week ago an entry appeared relating to the latest public report by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). Within the issues raised of that poorly witten prose was the glaring issue of a very large number of NABU cases subject to a bottleneck within the still corrupted...
  • Something like a win for Romania (and the Black Sea region) 3 days ago For several years President Iohannis and Gov RO have been pushing for a greater NATO presence in the Black Sea region and on (and perhaps under) the Black Sea itself – subject to the restrictions of the Montreux Convention. On 16th February NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced that...
  • Glencore strategy 4 days ago Readers will undoubtedly recall the recent involvement of Glencore, via financial smoke and mirrors, with Russia’s Rosneft and part of a 19.5% stake therein. Quite how that will now work out regarding continuing sanctions, a White House currently (albeit perhaps temporarily) seemingly nothing...
  • 10% interest mortgages - Ukrgazbank (not the answer) 5 days ago Ukrgazbank and Ukrbud, a large construction company have teamed up with the bank offering 10% interest mortgages for those buying Ukrbud property. 10% interest is incredibly low for any form of (legitimate) lending Ukraine.  Historically interest rates on any form of loan has been double and even...
  • Cyborgs - The Movie 1 week ago Most readers will remember the classic propaganda films such as Triumph of Will (1935), and Casablanca (1942)  and perhaps even Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939) – films (among many) that were meant to mold the public consciousness at a time of war. The Cold War too, saw a continued cinematic...

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15:01 PM February 17, 2014

As probably the only native English speaker in Zaporozhzhye and definitely the only South African it’s interesting to see a Brit blogging. Well done, at least now you’ve got one follower!

09:43 AM March 27, 2014

Actually, you are not the only native English speaker in Zaporozhzhye! ;-) Cheers!

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