I teach in 3 different Bible colleges in Ukraine.  Two of the schools are in Kiev and one is about 60 miles south of Kiev in Belaya Tserkva (White Church). Kiev is a large city of 3 million people with all the associated problems and difficulties.  It was the site of the large gathering recently to protest the election.  The “Orange revolution” has ushered in a new era and the people are optimistically hoping for changes in the near future.  One immediate change is the attempt to stop the graft-any beaurcrat caught accepting bribes will be fired!  Something new!  Also visas are no longer required for Americans for a visist up to 90 days.