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· May, 2007

Stories about Ukraine from May, 2007

Ukraine: Kyiv Mayor and Orphans

Scenes from the Sidewalk reports on Kyiv City Administration's attempts to deal with the problem of orphaned children in Kyiv.

Ukraine: Tsushko's Illness

Foreign Notes writes on the speculation around the sudden illness of Ukraine's minister of internal affairs: “Any number of unexplained deaths and assassination attempts on highly placed politicians and businessmen...

Ukraine: Crisis, Again

Abdymok.net reports: “the so-called agreement reached under the rug at the presidential administration in the wee hours of may 27 lasted . . . about 72 hours.”

FSU: Interview With Edward Lucas

Peteris Cedrins of Marginalia interviews Edward Lucas, the Central and East European correspondent of The Economist – and a blogger.

Ukraine: Internal Troops

“When Ukrainians send Troops to suppress protestors they never – thank God – seem to arrive. In Russia (and the remainder of the CIS) they always arrive and, as in...

Ukraine: Photo Report

Enidd's photo report from Kyiv is by far the best illustration of how the talk of impending civil war in Ukraine was a bit premature.

Ukraine: Beregynya Festival in Lutsk

Olechko attends Beregynya, an annual folk festival in Lutsk, and helps her family sell some delicious homemade mead.

FSU, Turkey: Food Delivery

Carpetblogger eats pizza in Istanbul and provides “more proof Turkey was never part of the Soviet Union“: “

Ukraine: Politics Overdose

Ukraine is going through a highly complicated political conflict right now, and its outcome is yet to be seen. But one thing seems clear: many Ukrainians, on whose behalf the...

Ukraine: “Turbulent Day”

Pictures from Abdymok: two Ukrainian riot policemen preparing lunch, the Prosecutor General's office, and people gathered for yet another rally at a Kyiv park. Foreign Notes writes about a “turbulent...

Ukraine: Piskun, Again

Ukrainiana writes: “Svaytoslav Piskun, Ukraine’s perennial prosecutor general, lost his job today.” Once again. This time, though, his dismissal has caused some Ukrainian politicians to talk of “an attempted coup.”

Ukraine, Serbia: Investigating Political Murders

Taras Kuzio writes about political assassinations and pursuit of justice, and compares Ukraine to Serbia: “Ukraine’s fragile democracy is closer to Serbia’s democratising state than to Russia’s autocracy.”

Ukraine, Hungary: Sziget

Two bands from Ukraine – and Gogol Bordello – will play at Sziget music festival in Budapest August 8-15, uaMuzik reports.

Ukraine: Kyiv Street Kids Video

Michelle Knisley of Greetings from Kyiv links to two CrossRoads Foundation's videos of Kyiv's street children – on YouTube, here and here.

Ukraine: Football

Olechko attends a football game in Kyiv and takes pictures of the stadium.

Ukraine: Deportation of Crimean Tatars Anniversary

Belatedly, a link to J. Otto Pohl's post on the deportation of the Crimean Tatars on May 18, 1944: “The NKVD and NKGB took the unsuspecting Crimean Tatars to rail...

Russia: Blog Ranking

Krusenstern, host to the Blog-Carnival Russian Media (in 11 days now!), posts a ranking of Russia blogs (in German), and Siberian Light writes about it in English.

Ukraine: Prime Minister's Knee

Ukrainiana writes about the price of PM Yanukovych's knee surgery.

Ukraine: Kyiv Street Fashion

Inspired by the weather, Olechko takes pictures of Kyiv's “simply beautiful people, irony aside” and posts them on Flickr, in her Kyiv street fashion photo set.

Ukraine: Reckless Driving

Foreign Notes writes about Ukrainian politics and reckless driving.

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