Stories about Ukraine from August, 2005
Blog de Connard oozes sarcasm at attempts by Belgian singer-songwriter Michel Querriere to “avoid the materialist West” in the Ukrainian capital.
Dan McMinn at Orange Ukraine argues that quality is better than quantity when it comes to economic performance by the new Ukrainian government.
Blog de Connard has discovered the Ukraine Gothic Portal for all things Gothic, industrial, dark metal, cyber, fetish, romantic, independent, electro, dark folk, synth and medieval.
For Ukrainian blogger Veronica Khokhlova, the 80th anniversary of the former Soviet Communist Pioneers youth camp at Artek brings back memories of her own experiences.
Neeka's Backlog brings us a report from a Russian newspaper that Natalya Dmytruk, the sign language interpreter for the state TV channel, may soon lose her job. Dmytruk played a key role in Ukraine's Orange Revolution when she silently informed her viewers that initial election results were fraudulent while her...
Orange Ukraine debunks a number of myths about the state of government in Ukraine today.
Siberian Light points out that Russian filmmakers are trying to cash in on the relationship between two former Soviet republics by making a blue movie that features the doppelgangers of Georgian President Mikail Saakashvili and Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
SiberianLight notes a novel scam: the Ukrainian mafia have started counterfeit mystery book, using the name of a best-selling Russian writer…
Neeka's Backlog looks at the wages paid to college professors and school teachers. The headline on the news article she links to? “Professors are to be given a salary that would allow them to buy a cell phone with a camera.”