“…from the start of 2014,” Ikhlov [in photo] says, “anti-Ukrainianism became just the same consensus between the powers and the ‘left-nationalist’ opposition as anti-Semitism united in the 1970s and 1980s the [Soviet] authorities and the systemic ‘Russian nationalist’ opposition.” In short, “great power hysteria broke out over Ukraine 45 years later than over ‘Zionism.’” 


Any young woman looking for a brilliant and unlimited career needs to be paying attention to Avideh Zakhar (in photo ex Silicon Valley.com)

A relaxed Elina Svitolina talks about the importance of listening to many opinions, the deliciousness of Ukrainian food, and the national spirit that helped her fight though her biggest clay court title at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia.


Analyst: “…we see the petition, as it involves assets declarations, as a wake-up call that the value of being a parliament member for immunity’s sake is dropping.”



Putin’s Monster 2017/5/22 14:19:12

<Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, Grozny, Russia, May 17, 2017 


Avowed Nazi sympathizer Aleksei Viktorovich Makeev made himself a nuisance online in Mexico. People who have no faith in police responded with mob justice.


Ukraine’s largest statue of Lenin comes down 

<Ukraine's Yulia Kalina was the first athlete to be stripped of a medal.


Kazakhstan, the country with the worst doping record in weightlifting, and Belarus are the main reasons for the delay in fixing a start date for the bans. Other nations involved are Russia, who have 10 positive retests, Azerbaijan, five, Armenia, four, Turkey, Ukraine, China and Moldova, who all have three each.


“The committee’s support for Ukraine continues at this juncture under the threat of Russian military intervention and efforts to destabilize the country. This trade agreement reinforces Canada’s commitment to advancing democracy abroad and will create a positive economic impact for Ukraine.” 

- Senator Percy E. Downe, Deputy Chair of the committee

UBO Commentary: If you read nothing else today, we recommend this article by the New York Times’ Peter Baker. He points out succinctly and convincingly that Ukraine’s future to a disturbing degrees lies in the hands of Donald J. Trump, a man who ascended to the presidency with an abysmal ignorance of world political realities – and soon thereafter demonstrated a disturbing inability and/or lack of interest in learning. Today he is off on a world tour that seems much less concentrated on American interests and much more on saving his plummeting presidency. We recommend you make the Baker commentary today’s must read.


<Photo: Arseniy P. Yatsenyuk in Parliament in Kyiv, Ukraine, in 2016. He says the Russian president’s “primary objective is to outplay President Trump.” 


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