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· March, 2006

Stories about Ukraine from March, 2006

Ukraine: Unexpected Losses On The Way To Parliament

Scott W. Clark of Foreign Notes reviews two political forces that didn't make it into the parliament: Pora-PRP and Volodymyr Lytvyn's Bloc: “Besides their TV advertising later was awful. (A...

Turkmenistan: Agreement

Writing at neweurasia, Peter discusses the agreement between Turkmenistan and Ukraine to settle gas debts and says Russia looks to be the winner in the dispute.

Ukraine: Tennis at Polling Station

Petro of Petro's Jotter had a chance to see a Ukrainian polling station on Saturday, one day before the vote, at the place where his children have tennis lessons.

Ukraine: Political Puppet Auction

W. Shedd of The Accidental Russophile writes about a political puppet auction held in Kyiv: “[…] each party in Ukraine seems to accuse the others of being puppets for some...

Ukraine: Tymoshenko and the Economy

Scott W. Clark of Foreign Notes describes what it might be like for Ukrainian economy if Yulia Tymoshenko becomes prime minister again. LEvko posts a Monday update following Sunday's parliamentary...

Ukraine: Elections in Pidhajtsi

Stefan of Dykun is wondering about the results of the vote in Pidhajtsi, the town and county in Ternopil region that had “the highest voter turnout (and the highest percentage...

Ukraine: Zhirinovsky on ‘Svoboda Slova’

Scott W. Clark of Foreign Notes writes about last week's notorious talk show featuring Russian MP Vladimir Zhirinovsky: “…he was rewarded this morning for his efforts with the honor of...

Ukraine: Kyiv Sightseeing

Nancy Case of Case In Point takes her readers on a Kyiv sightseeing tour: “Is there anything cooler than being in a narrow cave with prostrating pilgrims and ancient shriveled...

Ukraine: Tymoshenko's ‘Personal Touch’

Scott W. Clark of Foreign Notes writes about ‘personal touch’ in Yulia Tymoshenko's campaign, a quality lacking in Victor Yushchenko's Our Ukraine Bloc's approach.

Ukraine: Yushchenko's Reaction to Belarus Election

Oleksandr at Messages From Canada discusses Ukrainian president's inadequate response to the fraudulent election in Belarus.

Ukraine: Anti-Lukashenko Rally in Kyiv

LJ user samuel_smith posts photos from a rally (RUS) that took place in front of the Belarusian embassy in Kyiv today. The protesters mocked the recent election in Belarus by...

Ukraine: Chernobyl's 20th Anniversary in NYC

Languor Management reports on the exhibit that has opened in New York's Ukrainian Museum on March 12: “The Ukrainian Museum is commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Chornobyl disaster with...

Ukraine: Pidhajtsi and Odesa

Stefan at Dykun writes about pre-election politics in the town of Pidhajtsi and posts a few pictures of his favorite city, Odesa.

Ukraine: Murky Politics

LEvko and Scott W. Clark of Foreign Notes further examine the murky world of Ukraine's pre-election politics: election campaign heating up; last pre-election opinion polls; Yulia Tymoshenko's conditions for coalition;...

Ukraine: Playing Run-and-Chase in Pediatrics Dept.

A Malaysian medical student posts pictures of spring snow in Simferopol, the capital of Ukraine's warmest region, Crimea. Also, there are pictures from another pediatrics class that evolved into “playing...

Ukraine: Mafia in the Parliament

Scott W. Clark of Foreign Notes thinks “HBO should start another series on the mob when the Sopranos ends” – about certain individuals posing as Ukrainian paliament members. “Call it,...

Belarus: “Denim Revolution” Unlikely to Succeed

Sean Guillory guest-blogs at Publius Pundit on the upcoming election in Belarus: current president Aleksandr Lukashenko, opposition leader Aleksandr Milinkevich, opposition youth group “Zubr” – and the unlikeliness of another...

Belarus: Early Vote, Transportation and the Arrests

br23 blog does a quick roundup on the state of Belarus five days before the election: early voting; tickets to Minsk for the coming Sunday; and the new arrests. He...

Ukraine: “Wrong Adjectives” To Describe Yushchenko

Peter Byrne of Abdymok points out the “wrong adjectives” used to describe Ukraine's president Victor Yushchenko in a Wall Street Journal piece on his relationship with former prime minister Yulia...

Ukraine: TV Debates

LEvko of Foreign Notes makes predictions on what the upcoming TV debates between the Ukrainian politicians are going to be like.

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