It's unfortunate to see negative attitudes like this making the news in Ukraine:
Ukrainian travellers are up in arms after authorities ... issued a decree that only Ukrainian songs could be played over the sound systems in aeroplanes and trains run by the state...
But locals [want] to listen to western music.
Oksana Petrenkova from the capital Kiev said: "When I'm travelling I want to hear someone like Robbie Williams, not some folk band from the countryside."
Someone please point out to Oksana that many western tourists on Ukrainian planes and trains will be delighted to hear those "folk bands from the countryside" instead of the same-old same-old they hear at home. She (and the rest of the travelling public) can hear Robbie, et al. on British planes and trains.
If she really hates her own native music that much, I am sure there are iPods available that she can purchase for use while travelling in Ukraine, and listen to her musical choices to her heart's content.
But more to the point is that maybe Oksana and others with this attitude might consider developing a little pride in their own culture, or at the very least, respect for other people's musical preferences. Like it or not, Ukrainian "folk bands from the countryside" have quite a following in the west. No need to insult them and their fans.
(Oh, and someone please point out to the editors and writers at this paper that the proper English spelling of their nation's capital city is Kyiv.)