Sunday, November 28, 2004

It's 5:30 am, this night in Kyiv has been as loud as the previous one. Right now, there's a bunch of guys in our backyard, singing the anthem and other Ukrainian songs, somewhat drunkenly, nowhere near as beautifully as Tanya and her friend was singing on Tuesday, but it's still very poignant - because usuallty the only thing one hears in this backyard and this neighborhood are drunken curses. Really. But I'm sure some of our neighbors are fed up by now and mad as hell. Oh well.

I'm off to take a nap. Good night all and thank you for your wonderful comments.


  1. Keep writing, we are reading. Good luck.

  2. Blogger is very slow responding right now. I feel lucky to have gotten through!

    Thanks so much for all the info and wonderful pictures, Neeka. I spent the day driving across a cold, windy, rainy central US and it's great to find so much new material from you upon my arrival back home. I'll send off some cash to support you all in the morning. I will also go look for something orange to wear tomorrow :)

    Democracy forever!

    Todd in Michigan

  3. Keep working on Freedom. We're watching, and hoping for the best.

  4. Sleep well, Neeka. And peace on your country...

  5. Neeka:

    Thank you so much for allowing us all to feel like participants in history. Here's hoping that the Ukrainian people will be able to control their own destiny, to set the Old Times firmly behind them, and to send packing the corrupt leaders who think they own the country and that the people are too weak, stupid and cowardly to do anything about it!

    Dan Stone
    Los Angeles, California

  6. Your blog has been really good this week - told by someone actually there as it happens: The week the Ukraine turned its back on Russia and looks towards Europe. I just hope that history and time prooves this to be a step in the right direction.