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Ну, какое, уж тут нарушение Конституции

У меня не очень хорошо с украинским, но, если я правильно понял, то…

…Двойное Гражданство для чиновников не разрешено, однако.. тройное — запросто.

Foreign investors grill Poroshenko over corruption, sale of seats

Fair elections in Ukraine


Ukraine’s foreign business leaders did not hold back when they got their chance to question President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Oct. 2.

Tomas Fiala, head of the major investment house Dragon Capital, was first to the microphone, where he lashed out about how, despite the pronouncements of honest parliamentary elections, places on party lists were allegedly being sold for $3-4 million.

“And I refer to all party lists, including yours and yours,” Fiala stressed, pointing at the president and prime minister.

Fiala then asked how asset raids were still happening months after the EuroMaidan Revolution, citing a $200 million commercial property dispute between an Estonian investor and local property developer who is running for parliament.

“And that person is number 58 on your party list, Mr. President,” Fiala said. “How do you respond?

Poroshenko said that he was not aware of the problem and would investigate, going as far as to possibly exclude the specific candidate. The president then emphasized how the meeting was all about “trust” and that government and business were all on one team.

Number 58 on the list of Bloc of Poroshenko is Kyiv city council member Oleksandr Hranovsky of Vitali Klitschko’s Ukraine Democratic Alliance for Reforms and a shareholder of Skymall, a shopping center in Kyiv that is in the center of corporate conflict Hranovsky could not be reached for comment. Dragon Capital is a minority investor in Skymall through its property development fund.
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For Putin Ally, U.S. Sanctions Only Add to Anti-Russia Conspiracy Theory

Article from The Wall Street Journal

Railways Chief Yakunin Sees U.S. Seeking to Subvert Russia; No Impact on Ukraine Policy


MOSCOW— Vladimir Yakunin, a longtime friend of President Vladimir Putin, is still indignant that he was slapped with U.S. sanctions in March. But asked whether they have changed the minds of Kremlin insiders like himself regarding Russian policy in Ukraine, his answer is a resounding no.

“That’s wishful thinking,” he scoffed in a recent interview.

Mr. Yakunin, president of state-owned Russian Railways, the country’s largest employer, says the Ukraine crisis has vindicated his long-held stance that the U.S. and Russia are ineluctable rivals, and that U.S. efforts to sabotage Russia have continued since the end of the Cold War, using weapons as varied as Hollywood movies and monetarist economics.

Critics who dismissed a study he co-wrote a year ago as “a work of conspiracy theory” now recognize “it’s a very realistic assessment of the situation,” he says.

The hardening attitudes suggest repairing the worst breach in East-West relations since the Cold War could be difficult, if not impossible, as long as Russia’s current leadership remains in power.

“Within the elite, this ideological matrix has really taken over,” says Olga Kryshtanovskaya, a sociologist who has studied the Russian ruling class since the 1990s. “They believe there is no way to mobilize the nation around the leader without an enemy.”

The Kremlin portrays Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko as an American stooge, installed after a U.S.-fomented revolution overthrew his pro-Russia predecessor and bent on bringing his country into the U.S. orbit—presenting an existential threat to Russia’s security.

Such views, conveyed nightly by anti-Western reports on state television, have spread broadly in Russian society. Fully 74% of Russians in a poll this summer said they viewed the U.S. unfavorably, up from 44% in January and the highest since the poll was first conducted in 1990.
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Любопытная история произошла не так давно у нас здесь, в Орегоне. Я ее пропустил.


Вот этот песик, пропал у хозяина где-то в Пенсильвании. Через пять месяцев его нашли, бегающим в Туаллатине, (это тоже, здесь). Расстояние между тем местом, где он потерялся и тем местом, где его нашли, — почти 2 700 миль.

Не хочу переводить в километры..

Это, — если вкратце.

Gidget’s journey west is an extraordinary one, even by human standards.

And it’s not nearly over.

The 7-year-old Jack Russell Terrier went missing April 22 near her owner’s home in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. Five months later, a former volunteer at Bonnie L. Hays Small Animal Shelter spotted her trotting along a road in Tualatin — nearly 2,700 miles from where she began.

Gidget’s backstory was realized when shelter technicians identified her through a microchip embedded in her skin.