Tag Archives: Ukraine

Coronavirus Diary 87 : Down and still out

I don’t know about you but I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the invasion of Ukraine and a huge part of me wants to help-out. Not just in the donating clothes and powerpacks way but to actually go … Continue reading

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How to survive a nuclear war

It’s hard to escape the news about crazy dictator Putin threatening the world with nuclear war; its something many of us alive at least up to about 1990 will remember was always a chance occurrence but the old style communists … Continue reading

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Helping Ukranian Refugees in Romania with “Inima de Copil” (Heart of a Child) charity.

Like many any of us, I’ve seen glimpses of the news of the illegal Russian invasion of Ukraine and was struck in one report of how civilians were lining up at the border with Romania with another line on the … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 86: Excluded, invaded but undefeated

This is Sam (not his real name) and he is 10 years old. Sam is a huge Sherlock fan and yesterday I did a hastily arranged Sherlock Walking Tour for him and his mother from Ukraine. This is my first … Continue reading

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Why Ukraine matters

I’m frequently staggered though not surprised as just how inept, short-sighted and self-serving the politicians of this world seem to be. 20 years after Putin destroyed Chechnya whose only crime was to be resource rich and not want to be … Continue reading

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The longest ongoing conflicts in the world

It’s that time of year when most websites and blogs do a rather whimsical review of the year with an overly saccharine Christmasy feeling.   That may be all well and good for those of us living in something of … Continue reading

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Is Putin like Hitler?

It’s the question that everyone has been talking about recently.  It’s possibly what even more people have been thinking to themselves. Is Putin acting like Hitler? Putin has on more than one occasion said the fall of the Soviet Union … Continue reading

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Ukraine, Putin and the West – What you need to know

It’s not often I write political pieces, but the scenes on the television news coming out of Kiev are terrible.  Not so long ago, Kiev hosted international football tournaments and was fast becoming a city-break destination for western Europeans rather … Continue reading

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