Stories about Ukraine from January, 2007
Ukraine, Romania: Serpent Island Dispute
Ukraine List writes about a Ukrainian-Romanian dispute over Serpent Island: “The island itself is just a small chunk of limestone (.17 km sq.) with a layer of topsoil. […] The geo-political history of the island is a bit complex […].”
Ukraine: A Roundup
From Orange Ukraine, a roundup of Ukrainian political happenings.
Ukraine: Negative PACE Report
Foreign Notes quotes from a PACE report on Ukraine: “The political reality in today's Ukraine shows that, apart from the conduct of free and transparent elections in March 2006, the promises of the Maidan to introduce clean, honest and competent governance and promote the rule of law and transparency at...
Ukraine: Two Years of Yushchenko's Presidency
Two years ago, Dan and Lesya McMinn of Orange Ukraine were among hundreds of thousands of people who came to Kyiv's Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) on Jan. 23 to listen to Victor Yushchenko's inaugural speech. As many others, they had to overcome quite a few obstacles to catch a glimpse...
Ukraine: Solotvyno Salt Mine
Ukraine List writes about the Solotvyno Salt Mine, located near the Romanian border, home to the deepest speleotherapy facility in the world: “Speleotherapy in Solotvyno essentially uses the micro-climates in the underground salt mines to treat respiratory and lung ailments. […] Anywhere from three to five thousand people are treated...
Ukraine, Romania: The Bridge
Ukraine List reports that a bridge has finally been constructed to connect two villages – one in Ukraine, the other in Romania: “The bridge was even the subject of a documentary by Romanian director, Ileana Stanculescu, called appropriately The Bridge. The short (75 min.) film came out in 2004 and...
Ukraine: More on Kushnaryov's Death
Much more on Yevhen Kushnaryov's somewhat mysterious death and other political matters – at Foreign Notes, here and here, and at Ukrainiana, here.
Ukraine: Diaspora Illustrator
Ukraine List writes about Yaroslava Surmach-Mills, a Ukrainian-American illustrator.
Ukraine: Kushnaryov's Death
Foreign Notes explains what Yevhen Kushnaryov's death likely means to Ukrainian politicians.
Ukraine: Hunters Discuss Yevhen Kushnaryov's Death
Evhen Kushnaryov, 55, former governor of Kharkiv region and the deputy faction leader of prime minister Victor Yanukovych‘s Party of Regions, died today from gunshot wounds suffered in a hunting incident Tuesday. According to media reports, Kushnaryov and approximately ten other men were on their way home after a day...
Ukraine: Politician Shot While Hunting
A controversial Ukrainian politician is in critical condition after a hunting accident, reports Abdymok.
Ukraine: Dolphin-Assisted Therapy
Ukraine List writes about Dolphin-Assisted Therapy in Crimea.
Caught On Camera: Human Rights Videos on GV
You'd be forgiven for thinking it's been Saddam, Saddam, Saddam, in recent weeks, but GV has covered other human rights videos that deserve a bit of limelight – so, in this regular new feature, I'm going to round up the best of those recent stories. Something for WITNESS's Amazon Wishlist...
Ukraine: Braidless Tymoshenko
Yulia Tymoshenko got rid of her famous braid and made a few controversial political steps. More on Foreign Notes.
Ukraine: Information Society Law
Information Policy reports on a new law adopted by the Ukrainian parliament: the Law On Fundamental Principles of Development of Information Society in Ukraine in 2006-2016.
Ukraine: Accordion Music
Ukraine List writes about Ukrainian accordion musicians.
Ukraine: “Unreal Estate”
Orange Ukraine writes on the situation with land and real estate in Kyiv and the rest of the country.
Ukraine: Lugansk and Other Problems
Foreign Notes reports on the tariffs war fallout in Lugansk and other problems clogging Ukrainian politics.
Ukraine List links to embellished and unembellished photos of Pripyat, the abandoned town near Chernobyl.
Russia, Belarus: Oil Wars
Siberian Light and Publius Pundit write about the gas-and-oil war between Russia and Belarus.
Ukraine: Kyiv Mayor and Kyiv Land
Foreign Notes continues to cover Kyiv mayor's unlawful initiatives involving land.