Thursday, January 26, 2006

This week's NATIONAL ETIQUETTE AWARD goes to.... Ukraine!

Ukraine Page in Wikipedia

Welcome to Ukraine

I hereby grant the National Etiquette Award to Ukraine, because it is customary in that country to remove shoes when entering homes.

We all cheered when the Orange Revolution took place in Ukraine last year. After decades of Communist oppression, the people of Ukraine, at least, those in the western Ukraine, demanded their freedom. The attempted poisoning of the now president Yushenko was one of the most dramatic revelations of last year.

Things have not been easy in Ukraine since the Orange Revolution. The sacking of prime minister Tymoshenko (definitely the most attractive woman in international politics) has been a subject of controversy and the conflict with Russia over gas prices is not a good sign for the future. Still, after centuries of foreign rule, things are not looking too bad for Ukraine.


Dorothy said...

I don't think i have seen this woman you are talking about, but she doesn't sound so good.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Why do you say that, Dorothy?

Her daughter got married not long ago to a rather rougth-looking English guy who plays in heavy metal bands.

God Bless