Reading the comments, I have to reflect on how much British readers don’t understand the way Ukrainian government works. When I say that “racism in Ukraine is no longer being swept under the rug,” they say, “Aha! But your Foreign Ministry is denying it even exists!”
That’s because Ukrainian government doesn’t really *do* much. It’s all down to civil society now in Ukraine – which is still too small, but growing fast. The Foreign Ministry can say that the real social problems in Ukraine revolve around people-eating plants from Pluto – and I wouldn’t bat an eyelash.
I suppose you will think different if you have MP’s who are at least minimally accountable to their own people. Ukraine? That’s a whole different game. To you. Bahaha.
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‘British readers don’t understand the way Ukrainian government works’- it is impossible understand for someone who have not lived in Ukraine for at least few years, so I would not expect them to!
On off- topic- Natalia, I would like to invite you to the live performance of my Eastern European Contemporary Folk band MuHa from Nottingham which will take place at the Rich Mix , London as part of at East in East: Euro 2012 Festival on Saturday, June 16th at 9.30pm ( FREE entry)
Have a listen to what we do on our website http://www.muha.co.uk
If you are able to attend, please do let me know- it would be a great pleasure to meet you 🙂
I’d love to – but I live in Moscow and have no plans to be in London in June. 🙂
What do you think about Ukraine’s dithering over approving the movie about the Death Match, for fears it would stir up prejudice against Germans? I hope they realise what fools they look now they’ve seen the Panorama programme (I wrote about it on my blog – rambutanchik.wordpress.com). As you know, I love Ukraine and think it really sad it’s getting such solely negative press, yet again
You make a very good point – as usual. I wasn’t aware of this Death Match controversy. Seems typical of the out-of-touch government bureaucracy.