Украина // Україна // Ukraine
Украина // Україна // Ukraine

Today, while researching something (I can’t remember what I was looking up on my phone during the lunch break), I found reference to the fact that there’s an entirely new government in power in Ukraine. Apparently, President Poroshenko fired Arseniy Yatsyenyuk, the previous Prime Minister, and appointed someone else. Along with a new PM, there are other new ministers, too. Natalie Jaresko isn’t the finance minister anymore. (I don’t know much about her, but I’ve always been rather partial to her because of her name.) The most amazing thing about this is it happened back in April and I had no idea about it until today. Even more amazing, it doesn’t bother me that I had no idea.

Even a year ago, this whole idea would have been shocking to me, but I think I’ve finally come to terms with not being a Russia watcher anymore. Years ago, I never imagined I could be this content while not being a Russia watcher, but… I am. It’s surprising, but a good kind of surprising.


4 thoughts on “Contentment.

  1. I hope you don’t miss the really important stuff: like, release of new versions of WordPress. I ceased to be a news watcher a long time ago and who’s the premier make very little difference for my everyday life.

    1. It’s good to have you commenting again. 🙂 WordPress releases are very important. 🙂 The more time I spend away from the news, the more I realize how much I DON’T miss it. How else would I have had time to blog, crochet, and play violin this evening if I’d been reading and/or watching the news? I couldn’t have done half as much as I’ve done today, that’s for sure.

  2. At this point my interest in Russian politics has kinda gotten to the point where I’m mildly excited that Sergey Ivanov might be cuddling Amur leopard cubs a lot more often now.

    Maybe it’s time to reach out to the new Environmentalist Sergey and invite him to the outback!

    1. I’m with you on that! I barely follow actual political stuff now. I read lots of culture-related stuff (like random art exhibits, concerts, etc.) and occasionally keep up with Sergey Borisovich. It’s amazing how one’s perspective can change, isn’t it. Even two years ago, I never would have anticipated feeling like this!

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