Ghost writers, plagiarism and “Opportunity Ukraine”

With the recent appearance of a book entitled Opportunity Ukraine, apparently penned by Ukraine’s current President Viktor Yanukovych, one thing is clear. Ukraine has in its core changed very little since Soviet times. The mindset set of copying someone else’s creative work and passing their work off as one’s own work remains deeply entrenched. It…

High praise…

A few days ago I received a phone call from my pianist Ethella Chupryk, she was bubbling over with delight about some article that had appeared in one of the local papers in L’viv. Given the bad connection I thought I heard her say Postup but I was mistaken and never found the article she…

A little bit more about me

Well it isn’t every day that we get interviewed either for one thing or another, but having been here in Ukraine for some time I have become a certain figure in certain circles. A couple of weeks ago I received a phone call from a friend who mentioned that she knew someone who had heard…