The Asset Grab is on in Ukraine

Once again my good acquaintance Ivan Lozowy hits the nail right on the head with his INSIDER. Ivan is kind enough to allow me to share his insight with you all and commentary can be addressed to him, or discussion is welcome here on my blog. THE UKRAINE INSIDER – is distributed via the Internet…

You say you want a revolution

As I walked down to the Maidan Nezalezhnosti metro stop to head to the office this morning there were a couple of things I noticed as I walked down by the Conservatory. There were all these barricades up from just below Mr. Snack… not that all of you know where that is, but if you…

The Sir Elton John Show – or What Ukrainian Billionaires do for fun

Like almost two hundred thousand other people in Kyiv I headed down towards Maydan Nezalezhnosti on Saturday June 16 in order to see a living legend. Yes, at 60 years old one can consider Sir Elton John can be considered a living legend. I had earlier predicted that I would probably watch the concert on…

Elton John – AIDS awareness

A number of months back a good friend of mine told me that Elton John would be coming to Kyiv for a concert, though he wasn’t sure of who was bringing Sir Elton in. First there was speculation that it was the mobile operator Life, and Ukraine’s richest man Renat Akhmetov, after all last summer…

The Devolution of Ukrainian culture beyond its borders

Recently on a business trip to Madrid to examine the state of the Ukrainian community and examining the Spanish market for a number of different projects there were a few things that shed light on what some of the problems that exist in the Ukrainian cultural sphere. While the weather and the general state of…