Posted by Mike on March 07, 2005 at 12:08:30:
In Reply to: Re: Attacks in Ukraine increased posted by jay on March 07, 2005 at 07:03:21:
Sorry but I dont agree with you. I am actually Canadian so I come from a fairly safe (murder wise) country. But I had a contract for 2 years in Oakland and had 10 times the problems that I have here. Even the police in America are less than desireable. As far as all russians looking the same. When was the last time you were in Odessa. There are more Turkish people and Mid East people than white almost. Most people including myself hate these people because they walk around like they own the country. In the market it is mostly Asians and blacks....but from Africa. And as far as someone wrote that the biggest business in Odessa is English schools. Well I think this person should actually go to a few places before he writes this. I actually work all over Ukraine and I have never heard of Odessa being referred to as Tijawana. It is known as a joke city and a city of thieves. As example you would never take a taxi in Odessa unless you want to pay a small fortune, but no problem in Kiev!! Anyways your posting just made it sound like Odessa is a place where you need eyes in the back of your head, and although true this can apply to any major city in the world.
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