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· June, 2007

Stories about Ukraine from June, 2007

Ukraine, Russia: Serhiy Taftay's Guitar

uaMuzik tells the tale of one Ukrainian musician's legendary guitar.

Ukraine: Lviv Coffee and Food

Olechko prepares to spend August in Lviv: in this post, she writes about the newly-discovered local coffee houses and restaurants.

Ukraine: Erotic Symbolism in Folk Songs Lecture

A Ukrainian Diaspora ethnologist will give a lecture in Kyiv on Aug. 25 on the erotic symbolism in Ukrainian folk songs, Nash Holos reports.

Ukraine: A Spanish Embassy Ordeal

In an ideal world, there'd be no need for travelers to waste their time and money obtaining visas: buying a plane ticket and booking a hotel room would suffice. Tanya...

Ukraine: Kyiv Traffic Jam

Olechko gets stuck in traffic in Kyiv and discusses possible reasons for the jam with her cab driver: “[…] end of year graduation, Rada’s last meeting for the year, end...

Ukraine: Ukrainian Music Blog

The history of Ukrainian band Mandry and more – at Ukrainian Musical Matters blog.

Soviet History: Speeches Made on June 22-23, 1941

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis posts four speeches – by Adolf Hitler, Vyacheslav Molotov, Winston Churchill, and Sumner Welles – that were delivered on 22-23 June 1941.

Romania: Economic Relations With Neighbors

Romerican writes about the prospects of Romania's economic relations with its neighbors: “Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Ukraine all represent logical markets for exporting Romanian-made products and Romanian-performed services sold under...

Eastern & Central Europe: U.S. States’ GDPs

U.S. states have been renamed for countries with similar GDPs and the new map has been posted at Strange Maps: Russia is New Jersey, Ukraine is Idaho, Belarus is Alaska,...

Ukraine: Kurkov's Novel

Music and Life – Everywhere! writes about “The President's Last Love” by Andrey Kurkov: “unfortunately, of course, surreal in Ukraine is probably real.”

Ukraine: Lviv

Olechko visits Lviv and posts some photos and a sketch.

Ukraine: Elton John and the Fake Philanthropists

Ukrainiana writes about Ukraine's horrifying AIDS statistics and the wrong crowd that Elton John has gotten himself into.

Ukraine: Elton John and Kids With AIDS

Michelle Knisley of Greetings from Kiev attended Elton John's AIDS awareness concert, along with approximately 200,000 other people. Before the concert, she happened to watch a TV clip about the...

Ukraine: Want an “A”? Pay $30!

When Ukrainian news site reported last week that Kyiv street cleaners would be receiving $400 a month beginning this June, a number of readers confessed that they were earning...

Ukraine, Russia: Dugin's Views

Ukrainiana translates a “Eurasian” perspective on Victor Yushchenko's Ukraine.

Ukraine: Elton John to Sing in Kyiv

uaMuzik and Nash Holos write about Elton John's upcoming concert in Kyiv.

Former Soviet Union: Victims of Communism Memorial

As the Victims of Communism Memorial opens Washington, D.C., J. Otto Pohl lists “the nationalities deported in their virtual entirety by the Soviet government from their homelands to distant areas...

Ukraine: Victor Yushchenko Interview

Mark MacKinnon posts the full transcript of his recent interview with Ukrainian president Victor Yushchenko.

Ukraine: Kyiv Street Cleaners Get a Raise

Kyiv street cleaners - all 6,000 of them - will be getting $400 a month from now on. This raise, city administration officials hope, will help hire 3,500 more people...

Ukraine: Economy

Orange Ukraine writes about the problems and successes of Ukraine's economy: “Furthermore, as much progress as has been made, some sectors of the economy are still sadly backwards. The prime...

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