Plus ça change Same-Old Corruption in the New Ukraine
The palace of the former dictator of Ukraine was supposed to be placed under state control. Instead, a strongman is using it to charge an entry fee that goes into his own pocket. This is the perfect microcosm of how the hopes of the Maidan protests have not panned out, due to Putin’s interference and local inability to create a real state.
Plus ça change Will Ukraine’s New President Change Anything?
Though he initially endeared himself to the Maidan, the current front-runner in Ukraine’s presidential elections may be a status quo candidate after all. And Vladimir Putin seems to approve.