Things are getting interesting now. Will the world superpowers make Ukraine into their battlefield? Or will they freeze the conflict and find another playground? Yes, I'm still talking about the comic, not real world.
You know, when I worked in a metal workshop, none of the married folks removed their rings during work. I somehow feel like that would be even more unlikely in Russia where work safety, particularly in the 90's, was often... not that good. Maybe she's just really serious about job safety - good for her - but I still thought that was a bit funny.
Well, there's always Syria--right. The comic. Right.
And you know, Bohdan might be cr--uh, DEDICATED enough to think drawing the west into conflict there would be a good thing.
She wasn't grounded well (or is it the other way around? I'm not a welder.) while TIG welding as a young lass, and got enough current through a decorative ring to give herself a nice burn, glove and all. After that, she didn't wear anything much conductive to heat or electricity on the job. But yeah, I'm sure the safety standards in the Worker's Paradise and the following Capitalist Utopia were AWFUL. She probably gets teased about it, but I doubt she minds. :P
The REAL reason is it's easier that way. :p The plot reason is that, uh, well, Chekhov used to be KGB and probably knows a guy who knows a guy who can make it secure...? That and aside from Yana trying to catch out the aid version of mid-level managers, some of it would be common knowledge. At least, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it!
Yes, we wouldn't want Ukraine to become a giant, unending, proxy clusterf**k. Oh wait.
Still, interesting how basically the same thing is going on with the other (Russian ethnic) group. Speaking of which, I just watched a report on Russia's handling of ethnic Russian Ukrainian refugees. Seems they're resettling loads of them in (I believe) Sevastopol, in the effort to repopulate the town, incidentally depopulated by a terrible local economy. That's some administrative genius at work there.