Tag: black sea

Photos of Odessa, Plus Our Valentine’s Day 2017 Playlist

It’s Valentine’s Day and in case that matters to anyone anymore, your editor has put together a playlist of music made by some of our friends in Ukraine and Russia. We’re also throwing in some of our photos of the beautiful Black Sea port city of Odessa, where we occasionally hide out when we’re not…


Iohannis Superstar: Great Expectations in Bucharest

Sunday’s election of Klaus Iohannis as the new president of Romania has elicited something akin to euphoria across Europe. Commentators from inside and outside of the country believe the outcome signals that voters are eager to embrace the west and leave the corruption-tainted past behind. I’m among them. But the…