Lucky timing with my visit. I joined the first known gathering of Libertarians in Ukraine this weekend. Found out about it here: (Українське лібертаріанство)
There were about six of us. We drank, talked Rothbard, Mises, Hayek, Thomas Jefferson, private security, private arbitration, caring for the poor, natural law, welfare, black markets, and about the near universal disinterest when the ideas are presented to people. We’d all been frustrated, and felt great relief, I think, at finding allies. We argued (amicably) about intellectual property and punishment. Mises.org.ua may be appearing soon, which would be extremely cool.
We speculated about the mentalities of Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and the U.S. I have the distinct impression that European libertarians are looking westward over the Atlantic for leadership and encouragement.