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· April, 2006

Stories about Ukraine from April, 2006

Ukraine: Markets Won't Wait

At Foreign Notes, LEvko writes that Ukrainian president expects the coalition to be formed sometime in June, and Scott W. Clark cautions that this may be a bit too long...

Chernobyl: First Victims

Oleksa of My Reflections writes about Chernobyl and its first victims: “However, it is the plight of the 14 firefighters that made the greatest impression on me. They arrived on...

Belarus, Ukraine: Chernobyl Meaning

Vilhelm Konnander explains the meaning of Chernobyl for Belarus 20 years later. Tim Newman of White Sun of the Desert disagrees with Sean Guillory's take on the lessons of Chernobyl:...

Russia: Kateryna Chumachenko's 1983 Letter

Michael Averko, a Diaspora Russian contributing to Russia Blog, writes about the letter that Kateryna Chumachenko, a (formerly) Diaspora Ukrainian wife of president Yushchenko, wrote to the Washington Times 23...

Ukraine: A Trip to Chernobyl

Dan McMinn of Orange Ukraine links to his own report from a trip to Chernobyl he and his wife took on November 13, 2004.

Belarus: Chernobyl and Charnobylski Shlyah

br23 blog writes about how he, then a 10-year-old son of two physicist parents, learned about the accident at the Chernobyl power plant 20 years ago. Ivan Lenin writes about...

Chernobyl: Letters Never Written

LJ user wall4 – originally from Lviv, Ukraine, now living in Connecticut – writes about his experience as a soldier forced to serve in Chernobyl 20 years ago (RUS). The...

Chernobyl: Facts and Myths

Vilhelm Konnander writes about the facts and myths of Chernobyl: “The first news of the accident actually reached a western audience. High radioactive levels were registered at Swedish and Finnish...

Ukraine, Belarus: Chernobyl Links

Megan Case posts links to Chernobyl-related websites and writes about her own memories of 1986.

Ukraine: One Man's Chernobyl 20 Years On

Stefan at Dykun writes about a Ukrainian relative who was sent to work in Chernobyl 20 years ago: he's in his 40s now but walks with a cane. “Mykhajlo wears...

Ukraine, Belarus: Interview With Translator of “Voices of Chernobyl”

Languor Management links to Maud Newton's short email interview with Keith Gessen, English translator of Svetlana's Alexievich's Voices of Chernobyl, which won this year's National Book Critics Circle award for...

Ukraine: Coalition Building and AIDS Project Suspension

LEvko of Foreign Notes and Dan McMinn of Orange Ukraine both write about the treacherous world of Ukrainian politics. Dan also has this item, unrelated to the post-election coalition building...

Ukraine: Yulia Tymoshenko

Ethan of Room 12A writes about Yulia Tymoshenko event organized by the American Chamber of Commerce: “Yulia's least attractive quality is her taste for self-pity, which combines easily with her...

Ukraine: “Yushchenko’ s dilemma..”

LEvko of Foreign Notes continues to watch Ukraine's seemingly endless coalition-building endeavor.

Ukraine: Traffic Police

Petro Rondiak of Petro's Jotter writes about how he almost ended up bribing a traffic policeman during a family trip from Kyiv to Odesa.

Ukraine: An Average Ukrainian's View On Yulia Tymoshenko's Victory

Stefan of Dykun quotes a message from Oksana Kolodnytska, a 23-year-old Ukrainian school teacher from Pidhajtsi, on why Yulia Tymoshenko's Bloc has gotten so many votes in the March 26...

Ukraine: Kyiv and Ukrainian Political Battles

LEvko of Foreign Notes comments on political battles in Ukraine and in its capital, Kyiv.

Ukraine: Taras Shevchenko

Aussiegirl of Ultima Thule writes about her maternal great-grandfather's extraordinary reverence for Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian national poet, the man who “was born a serf” and whose “freedom was purchased by...

Ukraine: Akhmetov's Botanical Garden Fiasco

LEvko of Foreign Notes reports on how Ukraine's richest man Rinat Akhmetov has failed to rob his native idustrial center Donetsk of its botanical garden.

Ukraine: Promoting Books in Ukrainian

A group of Ukrainian LJ users concerned about the sorry state of Ukrainian-language book publishing had a lively discussion on how the situation could be improved. One blogger even drew...

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