KIEV, UKRAINE

Protesting USSR army veterans pose with Dasha, our Russian guide.

Kiev, Ukraine experienced an exciting summer. Celebrations of a Russian Orthodox holiday were taking place in the cathedrals.  Downtown Kiev was experiencing a heated civil protest over the trial of a government official.

The small protest pictured above is by ex-soviet soldiers, of Ukrainian descent.  They are seeking redress for health issues suffered during the nuclear accident at Chernobyl. Since the USSR no longer exits there is no party to hear their grievances.