· September, 2006

Stories about Ukraine from September, 2006

Ukraine: Lviv is 750 Years Old

  30 September 2006

Dominican Cathedral in Lviv, built in the late 18th century. In the Soviet times, the building housed Lviv's atheism museum, which has now been transformed into the museum of religion; also, organ music concerts and religious services are being held in the cathedral. (Photo by Lyncis/Cyril Kalugin.) The wonderful Western...

Ukraine: Babiy Yar Massacre's 65th Anniversary

  28 September 2006

Stones and flowers were laid at the Babiy Yar Memorial in Kyiv Wednesday, to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the 1941 massacre – by Veronica Khokhlova In 1941, at least 33,771 Kyiv Jews were shot by the Nazis on Sept. 29 and Sept. 30, in the Babiy Yar ravine of...

Ukraine: New Head of Presidential Secretariat

  22 September 2006

LEvko of Foreign Notes writes about the new head of Victor Yushchenko's Presidential Secretariat, a 43-year-old Victor Baloha, a former mayor of Mukachevo, a man of “decidedly ‘mixed’ [political] background.” .

Notes on Montenegro and Transnistria

  22 September 2006

In his yesterday's Balkans Blog Roundup, Ljubisa Bojic quoted this passage on Montenegro by a Serbian blogger: […] I know how things operate down there. Its also a privatised state – I wonder how long it will be before the Europeans become intolerant of all those Russian businessmen who own...

Ukraine: News Roundup

  20 September 2006

Foreign Notes covers the following subjects: investigation of the “allegedly illegal discriminatory” value-added tax reimbursements; Party of the Regions anatomy; Vladimir Putin's thoughts on Ukraine; former speaker goes into opposition.

Ukraine: Politics and Life

  20 September 2006

Dan McMinn of Orange Ukraine reviews Ukraine's political developments and also writes about his visit to Ukraine: “I myself wasn't paying much attention to politics, in truth. Instead I was looking at things like… plastic bags. Specifically I was wondering how the 50 kopeck heavy-duty plastic bag makers hit on...

Ukraine: Loss of Face

  20 September 2006

Abdymok reminds the readers of the events two years ago by translating a non-published article about president Yushchenko's alleged poisoning.

Ukraine, Russia: Foreign Service Trainee

  14 September 2006

Wu Wei cites a comment from a foreign service trainee preparing himself for Ukraine: “…In order to better to absorb the Russian language and culture (although I’m actually going to Ukraine), I plan on renting every Cold War action flick of the ’80s to get in the vibe. I already...

FSU: Ask Carpetblogger (About Crapistan)

  12 September 2006

Carpetblogger introduces a new feature, Ask Carpetblogger, in which she'll be answering “questions about life in Crapistan.” The first question is this: “Carpetblogger, how can I tell if I am on a flight to, from or within the Former Soviet Union? How can I be culturally sensitive while on board?”

Russia, Ukraine: A View From the Roof

  8 September 2006

Last month, St. Petersburg lost one of its landmarks: built between 1828 and 1835, the Trinity Cathedral (Troitsky Sobor) caught fire on August 25, while under reconstruction. As the cathedral's main dome, one of the city's most noticeable roofs, went down, LJ user english_voodoo posted an R.I.P. note in the...