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    Ukrainian City of Donetsk Considers Becoming British

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    According to an Internet poll, many residents of the city Donestk would rather get assistance from the Queen of England and the city of London than Vladimir Putin and Kiev.

    Despite Russian president Vladimir Putin’s announcement that his country’s ready to intervene should the eastern Ukraine desire, some seem to be looking for help from another source.

    According to an Internet poll, many residents of the city Donetsk would rather get assistance from the Queen of England and the city of London.

    The city was, after all, founded by a Welsh gentleman in 1869.

    John Hughes was sent to the area back then to develop coal mining and the metal working industry.

    Ultimately, he founded a railway and an ironworks, as well as a hospital, a fire brigade, schools and a church.

    So great was his contribution, the city was named after him.

    Years have passed and the official city name has changed, but his legacy is alive and well.

    Recently, a museum dedicated to his impact and accomplishments was approved and a commemorative stamp is planned for future release.

    The late founder is also serving as a source of inspiration for a movement that is calling for Donetsk to officially join Britain.

    Of the 7 thousand individuals who voted in the unofficial online poll, 61 percent favored the option.