The Most Successful Expats

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Oct. 8, 2010, 1:25 a.m. | Ukraine — by Kostya Dovgan Mark Rachkevych


Every nation has two kinds of people – citizens and foreigners. The expatriates, or “expats” as almost everyone calls foreigners, are motivated to leave their homeland for various reasons – adventure, money and love among them.
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Anonymous Oct. 8, 2010, 2:55 a.m.    

Ukraine's second language

make it English

attract investment not exploitation

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Anonymous Oct. 10, 2010, 8:55 a.m.    

What criteria did you use?

Who acts the richest?

Who bought you the most drinks during the interview?

Was there any values considered?

Worries about Kyiv Post journalists loosing their heads must not be problematic.

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Anonymous Oct. 8, 2010, 6:12 a.m.    

Ukraine should embrace all languages, cutrues and business opportunities. But most of all Europe

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Anonymous Oct. 8, 2010, 12:10 p.m.    

Nice lists etc.... But the numbers given are well off the mark :-)

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Anonymous Oct. 8, 2010, 4:25 p.m.    

Interesting list but there are few people who were skipped for some reasons. For instance, Dr. Borys Hydziak, Rector-President of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv. American expat, PhD from Harvard. One of the most influential leaders in education in the Western part of Ukraine.

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Anonymous Oct. 8, 2010, 6:06 p.m.    

Yet another example of how Ukraine business and taxation works. NO REAL FIGURES. Lots of asumptions and guessing. How on earth is Ukraine expected to advance it's financial crisis, when it's not even sure what its top people/companies are earning therefore eligable for tax!!!!

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Anonymous Oct. 10, 2010, 8:32 p.m.    

This list is absurd and a joke. Some on the list don't do anything -- and nothing special either. Some are just all flash and no substance -- like Kyiv and so many monied people in Kyiv.

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Anonymous Oct. 29, 2010, 2:42 p.m.    

How would these so called rich/influential expats rank in the North American business community where there are legitimate tax laws?

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Anonymous Oct. 30, 2010, 9:29 a.m.    

Not rich and maybe not influential as judged here? ...have a look at the contribution of expats in Metinvest...there are other ways to make a difference.

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Anonymous April 8, 2011, 8:40 p.m.    

It's such a shame the even the foreign owned KP measures success in terms of wealth and influence. Real success consists of so much more. I'd rather read about the less wealthy and less well connected foreigners who are successful in Ukraine. The 'businessman celebrity' is tacky verging on vulgar...

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Anonymous April 25, 2011, 4:29 p.m.    

where did the Lithuanian BT Invest dissapear (founders of Sandora)? They must be in 2nd place according to your estimates.

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Anonymous July 25, 2011, 10:16 p.m.    

“I can’t imagine Ukraine without them,” Anna Derevyanko, executive director of the European Business Association, said of expats living in Ukraine.

Start imagining, because with the new visa laws in September there will be a HELL of a lot less of them. God Damned EU!!!!

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Anonymous Dec. 18, 2011, 10:40 a.m.    

The only idiot that could have compiled such lists is Roman &quot;I'm not a Jew&quot; Olearchyk, who also sidelines as Financial Times stringer for Ukraine.

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