Countries that voted on the UN Assebly Vote on Russia’s occupation of Crimea ranged by their corruption rakings. Source: FB
More money for courts and troops, more money being laundered through Euro 2012, less for culture&innovation.
Yanukovych’s regime has directed budget money to strengthening the “law enforcers” and “courts” for many years. The first State Budget of 2011 that was adopted by President Yanukovych already contained significantly increased financing to the legal sector, particularly the courts and prosecutors.
Over four years of Yanukovych’s regime, “bonuses” to courts increased by 55%, the General Prosecutor’s office – by 40,9%, the Interior Ministry – by 32,6%. Meanwhile, financing of the other Ministries has also risen, but not nearly as much as these three ones. Traditionally, the government saved money on health care, education, and research.
200 UAH is the standard price for hiring a “titushka”, a government-funded pro-government protestor. Many people in Ukraine embrace this role because they are stripped of other income opportunities. http://goo.gl/7wrT71
Girls from the Artistic Sotnia, the creative subdivision of #Euromaidan, will be handing out these Valentine’s day cards to Berkut fighters on Hrushevskiy st. They say “From the girl volunteers with love!!! Ukrainian House, buffet”
Inside there is a translation of a poem by R.Kipling “If”, that he addresses to his son, by the Ukrainain poet Vasyl Stus: Continue reading
According to figures for forbes.ua, the richest people in Ukraine are also the largest government contract winners.