This--United Press International - NewsTrack - Ukrainian slaves rescued from Russian ship --reminds me of a joke I posted here before that has made the rounds here in Ukraine.
A Ukrainian and a Russian are both in the desert in need of water. They come upon a bottle filled with it buried partially in the sand. Grabbing it, the Russian turns to the Ukrainian and says, "Let's share this like brothers!" The Ukrainian responds, "I'd prefer fifty-fifty."