Monday, September 12, 2005

Mishah says it didn't and doesn't matter all that much to him who the president of Ukraine is: Yushchenko, Tymoshenko, Rybachuk, or even Moroz (I sort of agree, except for the last one), as long as it's not Yanukovych, Vitrenko, Kuchma, or Poroshenko. He also says that with Tymoshenko in the opposition, it now looks like the more or less good guys are against the equally more or less good guys, and even though they are good only relatively and comparatively, only juxtaposed against the pseudo-opposition guys like Yanukovych, Shufrych and Chornovil, it still means that, hopefully, in ten years or so, Ukraine will look incomparably better than its post-Soviet neighbors and will be much closer to what's considered a normal country.


  1. For me - it matters very much who is Pres. as they can enact quite a bit of damage (Kravchuk and Kuchma are prime examples). The ques. for me is whether they will be able to stay Pres. long enough and with a strong enough voting bloc in Rada to enact changes.

    09.12.05 - 11:50 am

  2. Unfortunately, they seem to know how to drown themselves without much external help a lot better than how to change the country for the better. And in any case, this changing-for-the-better business has to take place at the local level, and that's up to the people and those they elect locally: Yushchenko and Tymoshenko have nothing to do with it.

    09.12.05 - 12:58 pm