NONSENSE – PLEASE IGNORE THE TINFOIL HATS IN FRONT OF THE UNION JACK
I live in downtown Kiev. In the old city (Podol) There is no chaos here. I’ve been up in Maidan at the stage and it’s basically a cross between a keg party and a church ceremony now.
We couldn’t get western attention here for months, and then all of a sudden we lose a lot of people in one day, the media finds bread and circus for the peasantry, and the average western clown is an expert on events here.
Russians (and Ukrainians – prior to 1900 known as the Rusyas ), have a bravado bit of nonsense on the scale of Southern Italians. And western news media, always looking to make viewers feel morally and intellectually superior, take advantage of it.
When realistically, compare Kiev to Venezuela, and look at the body language of the protesters alone. These are gentle people tired of corruption. They just want freedom from an oppressive state.
Unless Russia walks into Donetsk with tanks, all will be boring and fine here.
They’ve asked for Volunteers to clean up the main square starting on March 1st and I’m sure we’ll all chip in and take care of it. And it will be a CIVIC PEOPLE who CARE ABOUT THEIR CULTURE, and who don’t expect the government to do anything to help, that will make it happen.