Kharkov has recently been flooded with posters. On the main shopping street, there is a poster stand every 10 m, and
construction fences or bus stations are covered with paper of all sizes.
I have mixed feelings about this glut. When Cindy Crawford tries to tell me on a Kharkov street that "to be rich is beautiful", I am reminded of an ukrainian friend of ours who is trying to live on a pension of 12 US$ per month. Before retirement, he worked as an engineer in a management position, and was also a Chernobyl Liquidator; he is back to work now. I am also amazed how many posters from the west use latin fonts, with cyrillic added only at the bottom for the address of the shop.
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