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 verdict of Ukraine's Pavlo Lazarenko.
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 United States; kids sexually abused at a Black Sea summer camp.
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 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
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
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
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.
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, on August 20 and 21, memorial services will be held in Moscow for Dmitry Komar, Ilya Krichevsky and Vladimir Usov,...
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 1944 deportations.
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 and the Ta'ayush organization.
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 Russian Germans deported in 1941.
Ukraine: The Left and the Rest
Stefan of Dykun writes about the Ukrainian Left and other players on Ukraine's political “playground.”