November Headlines

Bloomberg: Richest Ukrainian makes $3 billion on state asset sales

“Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine’s richest man, added $3 billion to his net worth in the past six months by buying state-owned energy assets sold by his hometown political ally, President Viktor Yanukovych.

As the sole bidder in two of five government auctions held since November, Akhmetov’s DTEK Holdings BV paid about $600 million to acquire state stakes in some of the country’s leading power generators and distributors that gave him control of about 70 percent of the country’s thermal power output.” (more)


“The following charts show that public support of the Party of Regions and voter turnouts are shooting through the roof at the special polling stations like hospitals and prisons.” (from Ukraine Watch)

Party of Regions Results at Special Polling Stations 2012


Review of the Documentary ‘Holodomor’