December 3, 2013 Leave a comment
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November 25, 2013 1 Comment
RUSSIA VS. USA, 23 November 2013, London.
The match began at dusk on a beautiful London winter’s day, and ended in driving rain. In the middle there was an entertaining game of rugby – both teams ran with the ball, and never slowed the match down.
The teams’ nicknames gave a hint to how the game would pan out: the Russian Bears – big, proud, simmering with languid aggression – were overwhelmed by the faster, sleeker American Eagles.
The USA won 28 – 7, and four tries to one. The result was harsh on Russia given the fight that they showed…
… but they could have lost by more, as the Americans missed at least three try-scoring chances.
The USA’s all-action captain, and their Samoan-bred centres, quelled every Russian attack.
Russia’s try was scored by Andrei Garbuzov, and was converted by Ramil Gaisin.
July 2, 2012 8 Comments
The plain text version of my article “Going For Gold: The London 2012 Olympic Games” is copied below - but please follow the link to read the full version in the July 2012 issue of Ukraine International Airlines’ Panorama magazine, with photographs, additional information and useful links.
May 4, 2012 Leave a comment
My feature on the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II can be read in the May 2012 issue of Panorama, the in-flight magazine of Ukraine International Airlines.
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April 14, 2012 Leave a comment
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At the close of the third day of the LV County Championship match between Middlesex and Surrey at Lord’s, Surrey were just 46 runs from a victory target of 141, with six wickets remaining. Read more of this post
October 13, 2011 Leave a comment
London, October 2011
And so, after years of dreams and snuffed-out plans, I am finally writing about the markets of Central Asia, and being read by tens of thousands of people. But there’s an unsatisfying catch: the markets are the pharmaceutical, financial and energy ones, not ones filled with exotic people and food. The readers are clients of the company that I work for in England.
A year and a bit since swapping small, traditional Kyiv for vast and multi-cultural London, my world has never seemed so short of variety. In Ukraine every day was unusual, memorable. I used to type up the eventful parts of my week into a 1,000-word blog; now I can write about 14 months in half as many.