· August, 2006

Stories about Ukraine from August, 2006

Ukraine: Maidan Now

  28 August 2006

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

  28 August 2006

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 United States; kids sexually abused at a Black Sea summer camp.

Russian-Language Blogs: Miscellanea (2)

  25 August 2006

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 death of her father – IL-86 navigator Valeriy Shcherbina – in a crash at Moscow's Sheremetyevo four years earlier, on...

Ukraine: On To Poland on the Tuk Tuk

  24 August 2006

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 could be even trickier than the Russian or Kazakh ones -who turned out to be more nosey than tricksome –...

Ukraine: Senior Officer Killed

  23 August 2006

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 a ‘Donetsk financial establishment’.”

Ukraine: Famine Records Open

  22 August 2006

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

Former Soviet Union: 15 Years Since the August Coup

  19 August 2006

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, on August 20 and 21, memorial services will be held in Moscow for Dmitry Komar, Ilya Krichevsky and Vladimir Usov,...

Ukraine: Tuk Tuk in Crimea

  18 August 2006

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 1944 deportations.

Ukraine: Trip to Kyiv

  18 August 2006

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

Ukraine: Former Citizen Leads Israel Peace Movement

  16 August 2006

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 and the Ta'ayush organization.

Ukraine: Crimean Germans Deportation Anniversary

  16 August 2006

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 Russian Germans deported in 1941.