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Ukraine has experienced a severe ourbreak of swine flu. Schools have been closed for the next three weeks. Trains have stopped running in West Ukraine (west of Kiev) due to the outbreak. There is no vaccine available, and precautionary items, such as face masks are sold out.

School closures due to flu are prtty much a normal thing in Ukraine in the "flu season" usually later inthe year, but the halting of train service is an unusual measure.

So anyone planning a trip there soon, be aware


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Ohhhh Godness. how many people are dying in Ukraine!!! Yes, you have to be very careful when you planned or planning your trip there. As usual our government is not ready to such emergency situation :( It never cares about people, just only about sorry own A**es.

Right now everything is closed, inlcuding colleges, universities and all public places. On Monday it's gonna be closed more places. There not enough masks for everybody, no vaccinas. The western part of Ukraine is very dangerous for now. I won't be surprised if all embassies are closed in Ukraine too. Getting ready to everything, it's Ukraine.


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12/18/09 - Got my Drivers License.

ROC
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08/15/11- Biometrics appointment.
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Vika is coming back in a week. She says that the virus is being called the California flu, and Krushatik street is almost empty in Kiev at night. I am hoping she will be able to get to the airport and home.

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Ohhhh Godness. how many people are dying in Ukraine!!! Yes, you have to be very careful when you planned or planning your trip there. As usual our government is not ready to such emergency situation :( It never cares about people, just only about sorry own A**es.

Right now everything is closed, inlcuding colleges, universities and all public places. On Monday it's gonna be closed more places. There not enough masks for everybody, no vaccinas. The western part of Ukraine is very dangerous for now. I won't be surprised if all embassies are closed in Ukraine too. Getting ready to everything, it's Ukraine.

Well today is Alla's birthday HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETHEART! And so all our friends are calling with the news. They say 10-12 people per day are dying in west Ukraine, seems like east Ukraine (where orur friends and family are) so far is spared but they are closing all schools as a precaution.

it is strongly suggested anyone going there be vaccinated first. If you have never been to hopitals there, I suggest...DON'T get sick. If you do, bring your own food, bandages, cleaning solutions, etc. and do not let the staff steal them to sell to other patients!

But as an aside, a friend of ours went to Turkey once, got sick and ended up in a Turkish hospital, came back to Ukraine and told us she felt like she needed vaccinations after being in a Turkish hospital! :lol: I guess everything is relative.

DRINK MORE KBAC!!!!!!!!

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Vika is coming back in a week. She says that the virus is being called the California flu, and Krushatik street is almost empty in Kiev at night. I am hoping she will be able to get to the airport and home.

California flu!!!!!!??? Why those...You know that Yanukovich is behind this, don't you? :angry:


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Vika is coming back in a week. She says that the virus is being called the California flu, and Krushatik street is almost empty in Kiev at night. I am hoping she will be able to get to the airport and home.

California flu!!!!!!??? Why those...You know that Yanukovich is behind this, don't you? :angry:

Well, Yanukovich and Timoshenko!!! Right now she does want to be a president this time. She needs to be a hero among people again :angry: And I read many articles about this flu and many people says that it's just piar for lady "U" because of future vote. Many people have flu in Ukraine, but amost of people have common flu, not "California" or H1A1. Why California?!?!? Before it was called "SWINE FLU". :wacko:

Edited by Joe & Nadya

K1

09/11/08 - I-129F Sent
09/16/08 - I-129F NOA1
02/06/09 - I-129F NOA2
02/13/09 - NVC Received
04/06/09 - NVC Left
04/09/09 - Embassy Received
05/18/09 - Interview Passed/Visa Approved
05/21/09 - Visa Received (picked up at Fedex in Kiev)
05/28/09 - Entered U.S. via JFK
05/29/09 - Applied for SS#
06/08/09 - SS# Received in the mail
06/12/09 - Applied for a Marriage License
06/19/09 - Wedding Day
07/03/09 - SS# under new name received in the mail

AOS/EAD/AP
07/27/09 - I-485, I-765 & I-131 Sent
07/31/09 - Package arrived in Chicago
08/03/09 - NOA for all 3 forms
08/27/09 - Case transferred to CSC
09/02/09 - Biometrics appointment - Done
09/03/09 - EAD touched
09/04/09 - AOS touched
09/14/09 - AP & EAD approved - Card Ordered
09/18/09 - AP Received in the mail
09/21/09 - EAD Card received in the mail
09/25/09 - AOS Approved
09/29/09 - Green Card Sent
10/02/09 - Green Card Received.
12/18/09 - Got my Drivers License.

ROC
06/27/11 - I-751 Sent.
07/01/11 - NOA.
08/15/11- Biometrics appointment.
03/17/12- ROC Approved - No Interview.

Naturalization
01/21/15 - N-400 Sent

04/15/15 - Became a US Citizen

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Ohhhh Godness. how many people are dying in Ukraine!!! Yes, you have to be very careful when you planned or planning your trip there. As usual our government is not ready to such emergency situation :( It never cares about people, just only about sorry own A**es.

Right now everything is closed, inlcuding colleges, universities and all public places. On Monday it's gonna be closed more places. There not enough masks for everybody, no vaccinas. The western part of Ukraine is very dangerous for now. I won't be surprised if all embassies are closed in Ukraine too. Getting ready to everything, it's Ukraine.

Well today is Alla's birthday HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETHEART! And so all our friends are calling with the news. They say 10-12 people per day are dying in west Ukraine, seems like east Ukraine (where orur friends and family are) so far is spared but they are closing all schools as a precaution.

it is strongly suggested anyone going there be vaccinated first. If you have never been to hopitals there, I suggest...DON'T get sick. If you do, bring your own food, bandages, cleaning solutions, etc. and do not let the staff steal them to sell to other patients!

But as an aside, a friend of ours went to Turkey once, got sick and ended up in a Turkish hospital, came back to Ukraine and told us she felt like she needed vaccinations after being in a Turkish hospital! :lol: I guess everything is relative.

DRINK MORE KBAC!!!!!!!!

I miss KVAS very much, but Soviet Kvas, not like they make nowadays. It's diffrent. But still you can buy it from this yellow container. It's called "nostalgia"

By the way, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ALLA!!! :)

About vaccinations, I am not sure that all people will go to hispitals and take vaccinations because there were some cases with fatal outcome. They will be very careful with this decision, they stopped trusting our medical stuff. Like you said DON"T GET SICK, but there is another question, where is money which was given or sent to Ukraine in April this year when the first wave of flu reached Europe?!?!?? This money was for vaccinas, for lap equipments and etc. Right now people can't find simple masks in the pharmacy because gorvernment doesn't have money even for this cheap masks. That amount was spent for nothing.


K1

09/11/08 - I-129F Sent
09/16/08 - I-129F NOA1
02/06/09 - I-129F NOA2
02/13/09 - NVC Received
04/06/09 - NVC Left
04/09/09 - Embassy Received
05/18/09 - Interview Passed/Visa Approved
05/21/09 - Visa Received (picked up at Fedex in Kiev)
05/28/09 - Entered U.S. via JFK
05/29/09 - Applied for SS#
06/08/09 - SS# Received in the mail
06/12/09 - Applied for a Marriage License
06/19/09 - Wedding Day
07/03/09 - SS# under new name received in the mail

AOS/EAD/AP
07/27/09 - I-485, I-765 & I-131 Sent
07/31/09 - Package arrived in Chicago
08/03/09 - NOA for all 3 forms
08/27/09 - Case transferred to CSC
09/02/09 - Biometrics appointment - Done
09/03/09 - EAD touched
09/04/09 - AOS touched
09/14/09 - AP & EAD approved - Card Ordered
09/18/09 - AP Received in the mail
09/21/09 - EAD Card received in the mail
09/25/09 - AOS Approved
09/29/09 - Green Card Sent
10/02/09 - Green Card Received.
12/18/09 - Got my Drivers License.

ROC
06/27/11 - I-751 Sent.
07/01/11 - NOA.
08/15/11- Biometrics appointment.
03/17/12- ROC Approved - No Interview.

Naturalization
01/21/15 - N-400 Sent

04/15/15 - Became a US Citizen

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My MIL confirmed in a call yesterday that it is being referred to as the California flu

Oh yes, but swine flu or California flu, it's the same.. it has come from Mexico, not USA. The first symtoms of this swine flu came from Mexico.


K1

09/11/08 - I-129F Sent
09/16/08 - I-129F NOA1
02/06/09 - I-129F NOA2
02/13/09 - NVC Received
04/06/09 - NVC Left
04/09/09 - Embassy Received
05/18/09 - Interview Passed/Visa Approved
05/21/09 - Visa Received (picked up at Fedex in Kiev)
05/28/09 - Entered U.S. via JFK
05/29/09 - Applied for SS#
06/08/09 - SS# Received in the mail
06/12/09 - Applied for a Marriage License
06/19/09 - Wedding Day
07/03/09 - SS# under new name received in the mail

AOS/EAD/AP
07/27/09 - I-485, I-765 & I-131 Sent
07/31/09 - Package arrived in Chicago
08/03/09 - NOA for all 3 forms
08/27/09 - Case transferred to CSC
09/02/09 - Biometrics appointment - Done
09/03/09 - EAD touched
09/04/09 - AOS touched
09/14/09 - AP & EAD approved - Card Ordered
09/18/09 - AP Received in the mail
09/21/09 - EAD Card received in the mail
09/25/09 - AOS Approved
09/29/09 - Green Card Sent
10/02/09 - Green Card Received.
12/18/09 - Got my Drivers License.

ROC
06/27/11 - I-751 Sent.
07/01/11 - NOA.
08/15/11- Biometrics appointment.
03/17/12- ROC Approved - No Interview.

Naturalization
01/21/15 - N-400 Sent

04/15/15 - Became a US Citizen

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Ohhhh Godness. how many people are dying in Ukraine!!! Yes, you have to be very careful when you planned or planning your trip there. As usual our government is not ready to such emergency situation :( It never cares about people, just only about sorry own A**es.

Right now everything is closed, inlcuding colleges, universities and all public places. On Monday it's gonna be closed more places. There not enough masks for everybody, no vaccinas. The western part of Ukraine is very dangerous for now. I won't be surprised if all embassies are closed in Ukraine too. Getting ready to everything, it's Ukraine.

Well today is Alla's birthday HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETHEART! And so all our friends are calling with the news. They say 10-12 people per day are dying in west Ukraine, seems like east Ukraine (where orur friends and family are) so far is spared but they are closing all schools as a precaution.

it is strongly suggested anyone going there be vaccinated first. If you have never been to hopitals there, I suggest...DON'T get sick. If you do, bring your own food, bandages, cleaning solutions, etc. and do not let the staff steal them to sell to other patients!

But as an aside, a friend of ours went to Turkey once, got sick and ended up in a Turkish hospital, came back to Ukraine and told us she felt like she needed vaccinations after being in a Turkish hospital! :lol: I guess everything is relative.

DRINK MORE KBAC!!!!!!!!

I miss KVAS very much, but Soviet Kvas, not like they make nowadays. It's diffrent. But still you can buy it from this yellow container. It's called "nostalgia"

By the way, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ALLA!!! :)

About vaccinations, I am not sure that all people will go to hispitals and take vaccinations because there were some cases with fatal outcome. They will be very careful with this decision, they stopped trusting our medical stuff. Like you said DON"T GET SICK, but there is another question, where is money which was given or sent to Ukraine in April this year when the first wave of flu reached Europe?!?!?? This money was for vaccinas, for lap equipments and etc. Right now people can't find simple masks in the pharmacy because gorvernment doesn't have money even for this cheap masks. That amount was spent for nothing.

Check out the Avatar photo, that is a KBAC wagon in the backgorund and Alla is waiting for a guy to hand her a tall warm one!

As in the new thread about this topic and as in all things Ukraine, no doubt there is politics at play here.

Edited by Gary and Alla

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My MIL confirmed in a call yesterday that it is being referred to as the California flu

Oh yes, but swine flu or California flu, it's the same.. it has come from Mexico, not USA. The first symtoms of this swine flu came from Mexico.

I thought Southern California WAS technically part of Mexico.


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I gotta say, when I first read this thread, it's like watching the first couple seconds of 28 days later.

And so it begins......

Vika is coming back in a week. She says that the virus is being called the California flu, and Krushatik street is almost empty in Kiev at night. I am hoping she will be able to get to the airport and home.

You know you can call me for a black op. if needed.

DRINK MORE KBAC!!!!!!!!

Just make sure it's warm because if it has ice in it or it's too cold, it'll make you sick.


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Ensure your beneficiary makes and brings with them to the States a copy of the DS-3025 (vaccination form)

If the government is going to force me to exercise my "right" to health care, then they better start requiring people to exercise their Right to Bear Arms. - "Where's my public option rifle?"

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I gotta say, when I first read this thread, it's like watching the first couple seconds of 28 days later.

And so it begins......

Vika is coming back in a week. She says that the virus is being called the California flu, and Krushatik street is almost empty in Kiev at night. I am hoping she will be able to get to the airport and home.

You know you can call me for a black op. if needed.

DRINK MORE KBAC!!!!!!!!

Just make sure it's warm because if it has ice in it or it's too cold, it'll make you sick.

Yep, and ruin your reproductive system if you are female!


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My MIL confirmed in a call yesterday that it is being referred to as the California flu

Oh yes, but swine flu or California flu, it's the same.. it has come from Mexico, not USA. The first symtoms of this swine flu came from Mexico.

I thought Southern California WAS technically part of Mexico.

:lol: yes, right... but why in past?!?!?


K1

09/11/08 - I-129F Sent
09/16/08 - I-129F NOA1
02/06/09 - I-129F NOA2
02/13/09 - NVC Received
04/06/09 - NVC Left
04/09/09 - Embassy Received
05/18/09 - Interview Passed/Visa Approved
05/21/09 - Visa Received (picked up at Fedex in Kiev)
05/28/09 - Entered U.S. via JFK
05/29/09 - Applied for SS#
06/08/09 - SS# Received in the mail
06/12/09 - Applied for a Marriage License
06/19/09 - Wedding Day
07/03/09 - SS# under new name received in the mail

AOS/EAD/AP
07/27/09 - I-485, I-765 & I-131 Sent
07/31/09 - Package arrived in Chicago
08/03/09 - NOA for all 3 forms
08/27/09 - Case transferred to CSC
09/02/09 - Biometrics appointment - Done
09/03/09 - EAD touched
09/04/09 - AOS touched
09/14/09 - AP & EAD approved - Card Ordered
09/18/09 - AP Received in the mail
09/21/09 - EAD Card received in the mail
09/25/09 - AOS Approved
09/29/09 - Green Card Sent
10/02/09 - Green Card Received.
12/18/09 - Got my Drivers License.

ROC
06/27/11 - I-751 Sent.
07/01/11 - NOA.
08/15/11- Biometrics appointment.
03/17/12- ROC Approved - No Interview.

Naturalization
01/21/15 - N-400 Sent

04/15/15 - Became a US Citizen

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Ohhhh Godness. how many people are dying in Ukraine!!! Yes, you have to be very careful when you planned or planning your trip there. As usual our government is not ready to such emergency situation :( It never cares about people, just only about sorry own A**es.

Right now everything is closed, inlcuding colleges, universities and all public places. On Monday it's gonna be closed more places. There not enough masks for everybody, no vaccinas. The western part of Ukraine is very dangerous for now. I won't be surprised if all embassies are closed in Ukraine too. Getting ready to everything, it's Ukraine.

Well today is Alla's birthday HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETHEART! And so all our friends are calling with the news. They say 10-12 people per day are dying in west Ukraine, seems like east Ukraine (where orur friends and family are) so far is spared but they are closing all schools as a precaution.

it is strongly suggested anyone going there be vaccinated first. If you have never been to hopitals there, I suggest...DON'T get sick. If you do, bring your own food, bandages, cleaning solutions, etc. and do not let the staff steal them to sell to other patients!

But as an aside, a friend of ours went to Turkey once, got sick and ended up in a Turkish hospital, came back to Ukraine and told us she felt like she needed vaccinations after being in a Turkish hospital! :lol: I guess everything is relative.

DRINK MORE KBAC!!!!!!!!

I miss KVAS very much, but Soviet Kvas, not like they make nowadays. It's diffrent. But still you can buy it from this yellow container. It's called "nostalgia"

By the way, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ALLA!!! :)

About vaccinations, I am not sure that all people will go to hispitals and take vaccinations because there were some cases with fatal outcome. They will be very careful with this decision, they stopped trusting our medical stuff. Like you said DON"T GET SICK, but there is another question, where is money which was given or sent to Ukraine in April this year when the first wave of flu reached Europe?!?!?? This money was for vaccinas, for lap equipments and etc. Right now people can't find simple masks in the pharmacy because gorvernment doesn't have money even for this cheap masks. That amount was spent for nothing.

Check out the Avatar photo, that is a KBAC wagon in the backgorund and Alla is waiting for a guy to hand her a tall warm one!

As in the new thread about this topic and as in all things Ukraine, no doubt there is politics at play here.

Yes, I saw it.. but like I said КВАС was very tasty many many many years ago.. right now this wagon of chemicals on wheels or

a delayed-action mine. :lol:


K1

09/11/08 - I-129F Sent
09/16/08 - I-129F NOA1
02/06/09 - I-129F NOA2
02/13/09 - NVC Received
04/06/09 - NVC Left
04/09/09 - Embassy Received
05/18/09 - Interview Passed/Visa Approved
05/21/09 - Visa Received (picked up at Fedex in Kiev)
05/28/09 - Entered U.S. via JFK
05/29/09 - Applied for SS#
06/08/09 - SS# Received in the mail
06/12/09 - Applied for a Marriage License
06/19/09 - Wedding Day
07/03/09 - SS# under new name received in the mail

AOS/EAD/AP
07/27/09 - I-485, I-765 & I-131 Sent
07/31/09 - Package arrived in Chicago
08/03/09 - NOA for all 3 forms
08/27/09 - Case transferred to CSC
09/02/09 - Biometrics appointment - Done
09/03/09 - EAD touched
09/04/09 - AOS touched
09/14/09 - AP & EAD approved - Card Ordered
09/18/09 - AP Received in the mail
09/21/09 - EAD Card received in the mail
09/25/09 - AOS Approved
09/29/09 - Green Card Sent
10/02/09 - Green Card Received.
12/18/09 - Got my Drivers License.

ROC
06/27/11 - I-751 Sent.
07/01/11 - NOA.
08/15/11- Biometrics appointment.
03/17/12- ROC Approved - No Interview.

Naturalization
01/21/15 - N-400 Sent

04/15/15 - Became a US Citizen

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