Thursday, September 29, 2016

Flight MH17 shot down by a Russian Buk Missile

More than two years after the fact, the investigative team looking into the cause of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash concluded that it was a Buk missile brought in from Russia and returned to Russia after the incident that brought the plane down. We all knew that in 2014, but the fact that an international investigative team has no shadow of doubt cements the result. Here is the CNN report.  Here is the BBC report.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Ukrainian Diaspora Survey Extended to March 13, 2016

I just completed a survey of the Ukrainian diaspora about interest in the creation of an investment fund targeted at helping Ukraine get back on its footing.  It's interesting.  It is only open until March 13, so if you have the ability to give them your input, please do.  All the information you need follows.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

21 Strange Communication Challenges Bilingual People Experience

Being bilingual, or more accurately bi-cultural, can be a confusing state of mind. You find yourself constantly choosing one or the other cultural norm depending on the situation. Sometimes, the norms are vastly different. Sometimes there are no parallels, which makes it very hard to explain.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Found Ukrainian Documentary

A Time to Remember

A long lost Ukrainian-Canadian CBC documentary dating back to 1988 was recently rediscovered in a library. The now ancient video tape was preserved and posted on YouTube. The story documents 100 years of immigration from Ukraine to Canada. It was produced in tribute to 1000 years of Christianity in Ukraine -- at a time when the Soviet Iron Curtain prevented those still in Ukraine from practicing their faith, and even emigrating at will.