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· December, 2006

Stories about Ukraine from December, 2006

Russia, Belarus: “Gazilla”

There's a distinct sense of deja vu this New Year's Eve: Gazprom, Russia's largest (and state-controlled) company and the world's biggest extractor of natural gas, is in the spotlight again,...

Ukraine: Socialists Against Prosecutor General

Foreign Notes reports on the confrontation between Ukrainian socialists and the Prosecutor General's office.

Ukraine: Ruslana Against Human Trafficking

The Natashas – “a blog for those interested in fighting the scourge of human trafficking of women and men, girls and boys, especially for purposes of sexual exploitation” – posts...

Ukraine, USA: North Dakota Ukrainians

Ukraine List writes about Ukrainians of North Dakota.

Ukraine: The New Year's

Carpetblogger posts pictures and writes about the New Year's in Kyiv.

Ukraine, Poland: Traffic Jam

Abdymok writes about a neglected story of “a 20 kilometer-long line of cars, buses, and trucks trying to make it back to ukraine before the new year . . ....

Ukraine: The Black Sea

Ukraine List posts satellite photos of the Black Sea.

Ukraine: Chernobyl Photographer

Ukraine List writes about the first photographer on the scene in Chernobyl.

Ukraine: Chernobyl Rumors

MoldovAnn writes about the most recent Chernobyl scare: “One guy had a chance to check the news on the internet before dinner, and read a report that a wall on...

Ukraine: “Return of Frankenstein?”

Foreign Notes documents yet another step on Ukraine's path back to the pre-Orange Revolution past: “If the bill is approved it will enable the pre-OR guys in the CEC, including...

Ukraine: Brezhnev's 100th Birthday

Carpetblogger marks Leonid Brezhnev's 100th birthday with a Brezhnev joke: “Stalin, Krushchev and Brezhnev were riding on a train. The train comes to a halt in the middle of nowhere....

Ukraine: Crimea's Massandra Wines

Ukraine List writes about Crimea's famous Massandra wine collection.

Ukraine: Cheating Your Gas Meter

Foreign Notes writes about the war raging in the Kyiv City Council over the new communal services tariffs – and lists ways to cheat your gas meter and reduce your...

Ukraine: Car Stats and Driving

Michelle Knisley writes about driving habits of Ukrainian drivers. Petro of Petro's Jotter provides this info in a comment: “Ukrainians are registering 35,000 cars per month […]. 33% of those...

Ukraine: Baby-Trafficking

Michelle Knisley writes about yet another horrible case of healthy newborns being stolen from the mothers after delivery in Kharkiv: “In a culture where everything can be bought for a...

Ukraine: Nestor Shufrych

Foreign Notes writes about Ukraine's new minister of emergencies: Nestor Shufrych, a man “described as a walking ‘Emergency Situation’ himself.”

Ukraine: WWII

Ukraine List posts “four perspectives on World War II (The Great Patriotic War) from Ukraine. One is from a French priest, another is from a film director, yet another is...

Ukraine: Waiting For Election?

LEvko of Foreign Notes believes that Ukraine's president Victor Yushchenko “is strengthening a team around himself in anticipation of early [parliamentary] re-elections next year.”

Ukraine: 1995 Trip

A link to the map of polonium-210 in London and a memory of a 1995 trip to Ukraine, over at Wu Wei.

Ukraine: Vodka

All you need to know about Ukrainian vodka – over at Ukraine List.

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