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· June, 2006

Stories about Ukraine from June, 2006

Ukraine: World Cup Wishful Thinking

“We've got three victories! and there are three more left… Go, Ukraine!” – by LJ user lokizzz A popular joke about Ukraine's spectacular – and totally unforeseen – World Cup...

Ukraine: Latest on Ukrainian Parliament

LEvko of Foreign Notes posts an update on the really unproductive work of the newly-elected Ukrainian parliamentarians.

Ukraine: Trip to Chernobyl

MoldovAnn posts an account of her trip to the the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: “…wild land, more or less untouched by humans for the past 20 years. […] It was breathtaking,...

Ukraine: Party of the Regions vs the Coalition

Adrian J. Erlinger of Leopolis reports that the Party of the Regions is “preventing the new coalition from getting down to business.”

Ukraine: Coalition and Gas Agreement

LEvko of Foreign Notes writes about the newly-formed coalition and one of the most important issues facing it: re-negitiation of gas agreements with Russia and Turkmenistan.

Ukraine: Oil Stocks; Gas Situation

Wu Wei writes about the gas situation and implementation of “an EU system of oil stocks” in Ukraine.

Ukraine: Football and Politics

Dan McMinn of Orange Ukraine writes about Ukraine's World Cup victory over Saudi Arabia – and a no less important event: the “re-formation” of the “orange coalition.”

Ukraine: “Long Life to the Government”

Scott W. Clark and LEvko of Foreign Notes comment on the creation of the Orange Coalition in Ukraine – at last, three months after the election: the government is (almost)...

Ukraine: Coalition Combinations

LEvko and Scott W. Clark of Foreign Notes are discussing possible Ukrainian parliamentary coalition combinations. LEvko also provides a flashback that shows how the partnership that seems likely now would...

Ukraine: “The Cars” With Ukrainian Voiceover; Local TV

LJ user didaio of Dnipropetrovsk writes about two recent viewing experiences: one good, another bad. The good one was The Cars with the long-awaited voiceover in Ukraine's national language –...

Ukraine: Books, Football and Politics

Dan McMinn of Orange Ukraine updates his virtual library of books dealing with Ukraine and writes about two depressing subjects: Ukrainian politics and football.

Ukraine: Blue-Orange Coalition?

LEvko of Foreign Notes writes about the disappointing possibility of a coalition between Yushchenko's Our Ukraine and Yanukovych's Party of the Regions: “Does anyone really know anymore what he really...

Ukraine: Hotels

Varske of Wu Wei writes about Kyiv's hotels: “Kiev hotels are notorious for being expensive, whether good or bad. At least now there are some international chains trying to set...

Ukraine, Russia: Dreams of a Biased Person

Ukrainian LJ user parasolya may admit to her anti-Russian bias a bit too eagerly, but all she wants is for Ukraine to be on friendly – and neutral – terms...

Ukraine, World Cup: We Sing Better Than Play

Oleksandr of Messages From Canada writes that his Spanish classmates teased him following Spain's victory over Ukraine in the World Cup yesterday.

Russia, Ukraine: Bringing a Spouse to the U.S.

Stephan Clark of Everybody I Love You sets out to explore what it takes to bring one's foreign spouse to the United States – partly because this is what the...

Ukraine: SBU and the Clans

LEvko of Foreign Notes writes about the dangerous relationship between Ukraine's security service and “the clans.”

Ukraine: Coalition-Building War

LEvko of Foreign Notes posts an update from Ukraine's coalition-building front. More info in previous entries on Foreign Notes.

Ukraine: Family Trip to Crimea

Petro of Petro's Jotter is “suffering from blogger's block” but manages to share impressions and highlights from a recent family trip to Crimea: “The meeting with Dimri the real estate...

Russia: Buzz Words For Journalists

Imitating the legendary Ostap Bender, East-West Shout Out comes up with a “writers set” for journalists covering Russia: “The solution is to create set of code words which can be...

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