I couldn't help laughing when I read the mini war going on between Kiev (Ukraine capital) and Moscow (do I need to remind anyone which country it is the capital of?) over an increase of the price of gas.
Maybe I shouldn't, this place is heated with gas…
In a nutshell Gazprom first demanded an increase from $50 to $160 per 1000 m3. Kiev accepted the revision but over a 5 years period so as to not put its economy in any worse shape than it apparently is already. Gazprom took it bad and is now demanding $220-230, like we, in western Europe already pay.
One has to admit that russians certainly don't beat about the bush.
No pun intended ^_^
Not that I don't feel for what is happening in Ukraine but… at this point matters are so dramatic there, catastrophic and way beyond control that one might wonder: what may possibly happen next that would make this situation almost bearable?
I have a train to catch in a couple of hours… This concludes 2005.
Migliori auguri per un Nuovo Anno felice
Zalig kerstmis en gelukkig nieuwjaar
Prospero Ano Nuevo
Best Wishes for a Happy New Year
Gott Nytt Ar
Onnellista Uutta Vuotta
Stastny Novy Rok
Beste Grüsse für ein glückliches Neues Jahr
Szesliwego Nowego Roku
Votos de Feliz Ano Novo
Bonne et heureuse année à tous.