Stories about Ukraine from November, 2006
Kyiv, Nov. 25: Remembering Holodomor (Famine) Victims – by Veronica Khokhlova At the Holodomor Remembrance ceremony held in Kyiv on Saturday, Nov. 25, a big board listed the countries that have recognized the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33 as genocide: Australia, Argentina, Georgia, Estonia, Italy, Canada, Lithuania, Poland, USA, Hungary. Next...
Ukraine List writes about a Ukrainian “chess eccentric” Vasyl Ivanchuk.
Foreign Notes writes about the Famine vote and its significance for the Party of the Regions: “As the figures were flashed up on the screen in the VR I'll bet a stab of anxiety when through some of the PoR deputies. There are other divisive votes looming soon, e.g. on...
LJ user dali-bude posts amazing pictures and video from a reenacted traditional Hutsul wedding. Dykun posts the final installment of a contemporary Hutsul wedding video.
Carpetblogger explains why Istanbul is not Kyiv.
Petro Rondiak of Petro's Jotter writes a letter to the editor of a Kyiv English-language publication, disagreeing with his view on the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33; the editor responds.
Leopolis writes about the meaning and the second anniversary of the Orange Revolution.
Foreign Notes writes about the lack of unity and other troubles in Ukraine's Orange camp.
Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Kyiv, Ukraine: two years since the beginning of the Orange Revolution – by Veronica Khokhlova Nov. 22 marks the second anniversary of the Orange Revolution in Ukraine, but little orange has been visible on the streets of Kyiv today. A crowd gathered at Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti), but...
A Ukrainian news roundup over at Orange Ukraine.
Cyber Cossack writes about the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33 – an “unknown Holocaust” – and links to the “800 pages of documented details on the Holocaust still denied by Russia.”
Foreign Notes writes about crime in Western Ukraine.
Carpetblogger shares two efficient ways to get the attention of a waitress in Kyiv.
Music and Life – Everywhere! writes about Kyiv's subway.
Sean's Russia Blog translates a 1985 Soviet-time internal document listing the “ideologically harmful” Western music bands.
Foreign Notes points out that Ukrainians are very concerned with the soon-to-be-raised communal services tariffs: “My bet is that this is a far greater worry for most families that questions about NATO, special status for the Russian language, possible entry into the EU, squabbles in the VR, and so on.”
Anton Petrov (LJ user voevoda) posts photos (RUS) from the Nov. 4 and Nov. 7 rallies in Kyiv.
Foreign Notes writes about what awaits Ukrainians starting Dec. 1: “This winter Ukrainians are being hit with massive price increases – a doubling and more of their housing-communal-services tariffs and utility charges.”
Recent updates on Ukrainian business, politics, utility services, opinion polls and more, at Foreign Notes.
Carpetblogger writes about banya and private parts.
LJ user kuzma-diary – Alexei Zimin, editor-in-chief of Afisha-Mir travel magazine, former editor-in-chief of GQ‘s Russian edition – reports (RUS): The Abduction of Europa Afisha-Mir magazine has been receiving alarming signals. It appears as if consulates of European countries are using the slightest pretext this fall to refuse issuing [Schengen...