Monday, September 10, 2007


Semen told me an interesting story about what happened to his girlfriend. She works in one of the biggest banks in Ukraine and recently she mistakenly took some fake money from a customer. Then she had a serious talk with the director of the bank and the idiot made her buy back the fake money from the bank, using her own real money. I don't know what she did with her fake money.

I am beginning to understand why Ukrainians can have a hard time trusting each other. Morality does not seem to be a major concern here. I have now met several people who have either cheated or helped someone cheat with their university assignments. One time it was even a student's supervisor who advised the student to pay a friend of mine to make her assignment.

I also heard some rumours about strange stuff happening around government people. Some time ago some official was killed while on a wolf hunt with his colleagues, the strange thing being that in the area in which they where hunting no one has seen wolves for the past fifteen years. Alex also told me about strange stuff such as when the Ukrainian government were privatizing and everyone were allowed to have a piece of land for free, but the government people made sure to get the good pieces of land for themselves and their friends. They say many of the rich people here got rich that way.

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