Saturday, March 31, 2007

On his way from the train station in Kyiv this morning, Mishah saw a column of the Party of the Regions folks, stretching for about half a kilometer, from Kominterna Street to the University's Red Building.

Young men, some menacing, others looking quite miserable, all in their best tracksuit pants. Half as many young women walking along, dressed up diligently, ready for a day in the nation's capital.

Mishah's cab driver seemed to identify with this crowd (he had a small Party of the Regions flag on the dashboard), and he told Mishah that there were thousands of them, and that there'd be a revolution, and that they'd oust "the political prostitute."

1 comment:

  1. Hey - I've read your blog for a while now and I really enjoy it. I'm a grad student in the US studying political change and democratization in the former Soviet Union. Good luck the next few days with the demonstrations, and stay safe. From what I've read, it seems like things could get ugly between the two massive groups.

    Keep us posted (no pun intended).