Recently, the General Consulate of Poland in Kharkiv celebrated its 20th anniversary. Usually anniversaries provoke historical reminiscences and debriefing. But with the current Consul General of Poland in Kharkiv Mr. Stanislaw Lukasik we talked about the present.
- Our consular district includes Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Poltava, Sumy, Zaporizhia region. But this year, after the Polish consulate in Donetsk was forced to cease their activities, and even Donetsk and Lugansk.
- When you have received an offer to take the post of Consul General in this region, you should be aware that it will be extremely difficult mission?
- Not really. I received this proposal in March 2014. It was the stage of the Crimean conflict. Then it seemed to many that he will end. Few foresaw this development. But it happened anyway ...
Guesses about who will be the next mayor of Kharkov, are not the first month. Political solitaire laid out on the basis of general intelligence, media activity and speculative logic of some of the processes. Actually, everything still depends on the backstage arrangements, business interests and big game, which is actively conducted in Kharkiv issue in the capital.
It's funny to read how seriously called homegrown experts candidates for the post of the mayor of Alexander Yaroslavsky, Anton Gerashchenko and Yuri Sapronov or recently flooded the streets with their bill-boards Anatoly Rodzinsky. No, none of them was going to, do not want and will not run for mayor. All of them are well informed and people are well aware that after 4 months in Kharkov expected unusual, illogical and totally cynical election.
Searches in Kharkiv hotel "National" marked a new aggravation in the latent (yet) fight for the seat of mayor. All clear that the fight for the post of mayor will be difficult for Gennady Kernes, in spite of its high rating. RIA Novosti Ukraine.
A search in a hotel, which is owned by Gennady Kernes and in which he "temporarily live" for several years, done a lot of noise in Kharkov. In a statement, the press service of the Interior Ministry, that, by the mayor of Kharkiv siege of the citadel it is not connected, do not believe anybody. Opponents rejoice: "The ring is compressed." The supporters, associates and business partners alarmed.
6.722 billion hryvnia budget of Kharkiv in 2015. This figure needs to know to understand for any money to be a war in the election of a mayor in the fall.
Yuri Felshtinsky Russian-American historian, lives in the United States. He was born in 1956 in Moscow. In 1974 he joined the history department of Moscow Pedagogical Institute. In 1978 he emigrated to the United States, continued to study first in the history of Brandeis University and then Ratgersskom, where he received a PhD in History (Ph.D.). In 1993 he defended his doctoral thesis at the Institute of History, Russian Academy of Sciences, was the first foreign citizen, who in Russia was awarded the degree of Doctor. Editor-compiler and commentator several dozen volumes of archival documents on Russian history. Author of "The Bolsheviks and Left SRs" (Paris, 1985); "On the history of our closeness" (London, 1988, Moscow 1991); "The collapse of the World Revolution" (London, 1991; Moscow, 1992); "The leaders of the law" (Moscow, 1999).
We offer you his view of modern Russia, as well as on the Russian-Ukrainian conflict: causes, prospects and forecasts.
The behavior of the inhabitants of Kharkov will be decisive for the fate of the city. This factor ahead of leading economic and military threats.
Vladimir Putin has repeatedly said that before the annexation of the Crimea checked with the data of sociological research about the mood on the peninsula.
In so doing, it is possible to believe, for all active military actions in Ukraine, he made there, where there was a sustained policy support of the Russian Federation, or situational, as the peak postmaydannoy and postkrymskoy crisis in Donbas.
In those regions where it was not possible to dominate, there were attempts by propaganda and terrorism to change the balance of sentiment.
This in itself does not exclude the possibility of military intervention in the region is insufficient loyalty to the "Russian world", but obviously a very important element, because the loyalty of the population reduces the military, media and the general economic costs to the occupier.
To change the economic environment, the team of Mikhail Saakashvili will write the draft laws and lobbying them to the higher authorities of Ukraine. This is a comment "GORDON" said former Deputy Economy Minister, Advisor to the Governor of Odessa region Alexander Borovik.
On a package of reforms to the Odessa region are specialists from Ukraine, Georgia and the EU. Assistance in attracting investments and development of tourism industry professionals offer from Israel, he told "GORDON" former deputy head of the Ministry of Economy, Advisor to the Governor Mikheil Saakashvili Alexander Borovik.