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· August, 2006

Stories about Ukraine from August, 2006

Russia, Ukraine: “Managed Oligarchy,” Lazarenko Case

Moscow has more billionaires than NYC, but in Putin's era, they are no longer “oligarchs” but “mere tycoons,” writes Vilhelm Konnander. In another post, he discusses the trial and the...

Poland: Tukkers in Auschwitz

Jo and Ants The Tukkers of Tuk to the Road travel from Lviv to Krakow to Auschwitz – and arrive in Prague.

Ukraine: Maidan Now

Robert Mayer of Publius Pundit visits Kyiv's Maidan, takes pictures and talks to its current inhabitants, nearly two years after the Orange Revolution.

Russia, Ukraine: News Roundup

Yuri Mamchur of Russia Blog summarizes the news: cathedral on fire; good citizen enriches himself by not robbing the state; Ukraine's former prime minister sentenced for money laundering in the...

Ukraine: Frustrating Ways of Doing Business

Petro of Petro's Jotter has formulated Ukrainian Business Law Axioms #1 and #2.

Ukraine: Chornovil Monument

Stefan of Dykun strolls around Kyiv and walks into the opening ceremony of the monument to Vyacheslav Chornovil.

Russian-Language Blogs: Miscellanea (2)

Victoria Shcherbina (LJ user saint-autere) reacts to the news of the August 22 TU-154 crash in eastern Ukraine, which killed all 170 people on board, by writing (RUS) about the...

Ukraine: On To Poland on the Tuk Tuk

Jo and Ants The Tukkers of Tuk to the Road share their impressions of Odesa, Lviv and Poland, and the Ukrainian traffic police: “We’d been warned that the police here...

Ukraine: Senior Officer Killed

LEvko of Foreign Notes writes about the organized crime and political connection of the recent murder of a senior officer involved in investigation of a “money laundering operation linked to...

Ukraine: Famine Records Open

Petro of Petro's Jotter writes that the previously secret KGB records on the Ukrainian Famine have been made public – and available online.

Ukraine: Tukkers in Odesa

Jo and Ants The Tukkers of Tuk To The Road have driven through Crimea and reached Odesa/Odessa.

Ukraine: Railroads

LEvko of Foreign Notes writes about the lucrative and dangerous business of running Ukraine's railroads.

Former Soviet Union: 15 Years Since the August Coup

Today is 15 years since the beginning of the events that some people consider (RUS) Russia's Orange Revolution – but which are better known as the August Putsch. This year,...

Ukraine: Small-Town Justice

Petro of Petro's Jotter retells a true story of the complex ways in which justice is made in small-town Ukraine.

Ukraine: Tuk Tuk in Crimea

Jo and Ants The Tukkers of Tuk to the Road have reached Crimea now, where one of their encounters was with a Crimean Tatar man who told them about the...

Ukraine: Trip to Kyiv

Moscow-based Digenis spends some time in Kyiv and compares it to Russia's capital, among other things.

Ukraine: Political Situation

Dan McMinn of Orange Ukraine posts an analysis of the political situation in Ukraine.

Ukraine: Gas Prices

LEvko of Foreign Notes looks at the situation with gas prices in Ukraine.

Ukraine: Former Citizen Leads Israel Peace Movement

Sean's Russia Blog writes about Jana Kanapova, who emigrated from Ukraine 11 years ago and, together with Khulud Badawi, an Arab-Israeli from Haifa, is involved in the Women's Peace Coalition...

Ukraine: Crimean Germans Deportation Anniversary

J. Otto Pohl writes about the 65th anniversary of the removal of the Crimean Germans to Kazakhstan, via North Caucasus, and about the impossibility of determining the exact number of...

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