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· February, 2007

Stories about Ukraine from February, 2007

Ukraine: Chernobyl Posters

Ukraine List posts samples of Chernobyl poster art.

Ukraine: Arena Bar

Olechko shares sketches and observations of the Arena bar in downtown Kyiv.

Ukraine: Volodymyr Shcherban

“Who are the prison cells for?” asks Foreign Notes in a post about Volodymyr Shcherban, former governor of the Donetsk and then Sumy regions. Not for those who seem to...

Ukraine: Tymoshenko in D.C.

LaurenceJarvikOnline shares his impressions of Yulia Tymoshenko, who was in Washington, D.C., this week: “She described her nation as ‘in crisis’–and took a number of hostile questions about her legal...

Ukraine: Dubbing

Ukraine List writes about the Ukrainian dubbing debate.

Ukraine: Castles and Fortresses

Ukraine List posts an entry about Ukrainian fortress town Kamyanets-Podilsky. Olechko writes about the Palanok Castle in Mukachevo.

Former Soviet Union: Syllabus on Deported Peoples

J. Otto Pohl's “imaginary” syllabus #4: “Deported Nationalities in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.”

Ukraine: Fashion

Olechko makes this observation on the way Ukrainian women dress: “Kyiv fashion may either scare to death or wildly inspire newcomers.”

Ukraine: Carpathian Photos

Olechko posts pictures from the beautiful Carpathian Mountains.

Ukraine: Corruption (Cont'd)

A week ago, there were about 200 comments on Yuri Zushchik's post on corruption at the National Bank of Ukraine (including an irrelevant but lively discussion of IKEA – which...

Ukraine: Language Non-Issue

Orange Ukraine writes about the language non-issue in Ukraine: “The status of the Russian language is only problematic just before elections.”

Ukraine: Truskavets and Lviv

Olechko writes and posts pictures of the Western Ukrainian town of Truskavets, as well as Lviv and its Opera House.

Ukraine: Taranka

Ukraine isn't just about salo, it's also about taranka: “While riding the bus in Ukraine, it is a common site to see a guy gnawing on a whole dried/salted fish.”...

Ukraine: Potebenko Gets Yaroslav the Wise Award

Taras Kuzio gets sarcastic following president Yushchenko's decision to present a former infamous prosecutor general with an important award – a piece of news Kuzio thought must've been a joke:...

Ukraine: Languages and Cars

Pass The Paska! talks to Ukrainian schoolkids about languages spoken in Canada (not Canadian and American, but English and French), and about the cars they (Canadians, not the blogger) have...

Soviet Union: Soda Machines

Photos of the long-forgotten Soviet soda machines, at Russian Kafe.

Ukraine: Corruption

Ukrainian journalist Yuri Zushchik spent this Valentine's Day in the company of his wife and her close friend, Sveta, who is dating a “mid-level employee” of the National Bank of...

Eastern Europe: The Islamic Peoples

J. Otto Pohl posts the second “imaginary” syllabus – “Mehmet’s Grandchildren: The Islamic Peoples of Eastern Europe and their Ottoman Roots.”

Ukraine: Children's Book

Ukraine List writes about the adaptation of Richard Scarry's The Best Word Book Ever into Ukrainian and French.

Ukraine: Protesting Hate Speech

A Step At A Time reports on the protest against hate speech initiated by the Ukrainian Gay and Lesbian Center “Our World” following the homophobic remarks made by Leonid Grach,...

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