Edited on Feb 21 of 2014:
A little info before you read further: I was born and raised in USSR, which doesn’t exist any more. The part I am from was always historically a questionable possession: it’s been a Ukrainian land, it’s been a Russian land as well. I am from Crimea. My mother is Russian, my dad was Ukrainian. My nationality is Ukrainian. My sister is Russian, even though we have the same parents (a long story).
Watching the latest developments in Kiev I cannot stay calm and quiet any more. I will not elaborate on my political views, as I told my husband last night, but I can’t really support either side anymore. It is a sad-sad-sad situation and I don’t think that anything good can come out of it at this point. People are dying, and nothing can make it ok. I am reposing this blog post not to stir any political discussion, not to start pointing fingers at any of the fighting sides… I really wish that this horror will end very soon and more lives will not be lost in this cruel game.
I just want to remind you, my American, Russian, Ukrainian friends (and any other nationalities, who are readers of this blog), that I was in Ukraine past summer. That I brought my family with me (the photos from actual place, where the fight is going on are at the very bottom of the blog post). That it was a very safe peaceful place and I was proud of it. People spoke different languages and it was ok. I am praying that it all will come back to normality soon. Please do not comment if you want to demonstrate you political views. Thus post is not about that.
My last post ended during our walk through the village, where my Dad spent his childhood years.. To read read more about my Ukrainian vacation go here and here. This post is not going to be very wordy, mostly pictures. But a lot of them, so get ready 🙂