replied to the thread Gift Ideas for Ukranian University Student
on the Ukraine forum on December 11, 2014:
Hello - for an international Secret Santa, I have been assigned a 21 year old female student in Kyiv studying IT.
Her bio doesnt give me a lot to go on, so I am hoping for suggestions (small items)
I've put together some makeup, candy and jewelry, but I don;t know if that would be appropriate.
replied on December 11, 2014 with:
You have covered the basics. All of that girly stuff would be appreciated. If you know her size, send her some underwear. (Women's underwear in Ukraine is outrageously expensive!). Also some thermal underwear for women and some Isotoner (one size fits all) gloves. Now all you have to worry about is the package getting to her before some corrupt postal employee appropriates it for his girlfriend. Good Luck!
Thank you for the photos. If people DO NOT want to be part of Kiev ruled Ukraine, "they should be let to go their own way!" There are MILLIONS of Americans that DO NOT want to be part of the U.S.!" Texas in one state, and California want to break apart.Do any of you think THEY will be permitted? No Way! This IS NOT democracy! If you lived here as the Polish or Liths. have , you would see it is no better, the rich rule pretty much.
Ukraine is always an EXPERIENCE - more so now than ever, but there ws always some street protest happening, when I was there...
replied to the thread appartement in Dnepropetrovsk
on the Ukraine forum:
looking for an appartement in Dnepropetrovsk, from mi-december, 2-3 rooms;
thank u for info
If you needed to BUY a condo in NEW condition near Kiev, we
have one there. It is 2nd floor across from a park.
replied to the thread How are things in Kiev?
on the Ukraine forum:
Some one posted about Russia stepping on Ukraine so long, but my wife is from Kiev and wa a businesswoman. People got along before the U.S. sponsored the Bandera. It may come out the CIA directed a fighter jet to shoot down that plane to start trouble. The CIA has a long history of start juntas over the world. Sorry I got off of the subject. How are things for the average person; the gas prices will double as they have to pay E.U. prices, and gov. jobs will be cut very much. The E.U. has the only money and they E.U. is almost broke, and O'Bama gave Ukraine pennies. So"are wages current or 2 months behind?" Are the masses selling candy on the corners or beer @ the metro? thanks, Mchael near Chicago
Thanks kievexpat1, The western media does NOT show things that are against the U.S. much per CNN & FOX. Canadain meat producers are screaming to ship to Russia, as are the Polish, and Merkel is on the way out as Germany is in the dumps financially. The latest is the U.S. is trying to start trouble with China via Hong Kong protesters as the Chinese are big friends with Russia now.
Hey Michael its pretty normal here. Not much affected and I havent heard others complain of the wages now as they did back in the revolution.. Problem is this govt is as corrupt as the last one. US gave them $20 million for body armor for the military and it went "missing". The official in charge of world bank funds got a few million deposited in his account overnight and resigned. They appointed a new person now that world bank does not want to deal with Im told. The volunteer battalions have the FSB raiding their homes randomly and throwing some in jail if they suspect anything wrong. People who helped in elections did so for that and now they are over are taking things back from the people that were being used. Same old ukraine just different people.