Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Via Abdymok, a boring text about Ukraine and Olena Prytula in Mother Jones, and a more informative piece about Serhiy Leshchenko at BBC News:


Serhiy Leshchenko was not the only journalist shocked at such a response from the previously mildly spoken president, known for his gallant manners.

But it is perhaps unsurprising that in recent months a few articles on the Ukrainska Pravda website have been signed "Serhiy Stuffed-Face". [...]


My own entries on Andriy Yushchenko scandal are here:

July 20 ... July 25 ... July 26 (1) ... July 26 (2) ... July 26 (3) ... July 27 (1) ... July 27 (2) ... July 28 (1) ... July 28 (2) ... July 28 (3) ... July 28 (4) ... July 28 (5) ... July 29 (1) ... July 29 (2) ... July 29 (3) ... August 2


What am I wasting my time on? I can't believe I've just spent 15 minutes sifting through my old posts, looking for mentions of Yushchenko's son... Must be the beginning of Part 2 of my 'nesting instinct' - gotta clean everything up, leaving no loose ends... Part 1 hit me two months ago...

1 comment:

  1. ...With regard to your criticism, bear in mind that a good proortion of Mother Jones' readership would be hard pressed to find Ukraine on a map, much less discuss intelligently anything to do with Ukrainian politics or culture.

    The whole piece to me reeks of copy hastily written to meet a deadline.

    On reflection I'm rather surprised at what I've just written, as MJ has a long history of skylining the hypocrisy and excesses of those in power Stateside... rather like Ukrainska Pravda does for its readers.

    And yes, the BBC story is much better.