I couldn't resist taking this photo during the Orange Revolution. The California flag seemed out of place but it made me feel at home.
Attending a honorary celebration for the two famous Klitchko boxing brothers. 2005 Kiev Ukraine.
A meeting in San Francisco with Russian consulate to discuss a cultural issue.
I had just arrived in the US from the Orange Revolution and was invited to a Russia US trade conference. When the speaker for Lockheed gave his speech, I stood up and raised the question "Can we trust Putin?". The audience jeered and booed me but two Ukrainian businessmen came up later to me and thanked me.The Lockheed speaker replied this is a concern that we are monitoring closely.