Well dear readers, I did have a blog post for today relating to the usual political occurances in Ukraine…….as I promised, back on the Ukrainian track today……..but I am not posting it today.
Yesterday I met an Ukrainian centurian (plus a few years) who told me tails of seeing Tsar Nicholas when a child (prior to his being shot by the Communists of course), tales about the war, life under communism and life since independence.
I wonder just how many people alive today can claim to have lived under Tsarist autocratic rule, Stalinism, communist rule and democratic rule, seen a civil war/revolution, a world war, cold war, 3 different domestic currencies etc, all whilst living in the same city?
I have to say, the guy looked fit as a flea as well – I wish he had kept diaries throughout this time, what an amazing read that could have been.
Makes you think, doesn’t it?