German-Ukrainian blogger Alexander "shiitman" Volodarsky
(http://shiitman.livejournal.com), who was remanded having imitated a sexual act in a protest action against Ukrainian "Commission on social morale" outside Ukrainian Rada (parliament) 2th of November, was released court pending 18th of December. He consider this as a result of an active support campaing - now he is treating bronchitis he contacted in prison in Kiev, and preparing for the court which will not start before mid-January. Those of you who speak Russian may read more from blog of man himself, or for example an interview from website of another recently persecuted artist, Artyom Loskutov:
The results of the first 30 years of “democracy” in Ukraine are, to put it mildly, unconvincing. The economy and the media are in the hands of rival oligarchs, corruption is at staggering levels, economic development lags behind many African countries, and in addition, the country has become the...