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· July, 2007

Stories about Ukraine from July, 2007

Ukraine: Phosphorus Train Derailment

A discussion of the July 16 derailment of the train carrying 15 tanks of liquid white phosphorus – over at Ukrainiana.

Ukraine: Frommer's Outdated Map

Ukrainiana writes to Frommer's – “one of America’s best sources on travel” – to complain about an outdated map of the former Soviet region that they have on their site.

Ukraine: Charity Tennis Tournament

Scenes from the Sidewalk writes about a charity tennis tournament intended for late October: “Our goal is to push the envelope and help the Kyiv community recognize the problems related...

Ukraine: More Kyiv Galleries

Olechko takes her readers on another Kyiv gallery tour – and posts some more of her own work.

Ukraine: “Premature Campaigning”

Foreign Notes writes about what appears to be the pre-election competition between former allies: Victor Yushchenko's and Yulia Tymoshenko's blocs.

Ukraine: Kyiv Galleries

Olechko posts photos from a few Kyiv galleries – and shares her own artwork, too.

Ukraine: Big Houses and Big Macs

Ukraine's big houses and the Big Mac Index data – at Ukrainiana.

Czech Republic: Ukrainian Kids Abandoned

Scenes from the Sidewalk writes about Ukrainian babies abandoned in the Czech Republic.

Ukraine: Party of the Regions Problems

Foreign Notes on the problems withing prime minister Victor Yanukovych's Party of the Regions – here, here, and here.

Central Europe: Charles Bridge; Carpathian Forests

Belatedly, a link to the post on the 650th anniversary of the Charles Bridge in Prague and the primeval beech forests of the Carpathian – at NvB: Bored in Brno?.

Eastern Europe: Swedish Blog Update 2007

In his comprehensive review, Vilhelm Konnander writes that, unfortunately, Swedish foreign minister is no longer blogging about Eastern European affairs, but otherwise, "the Swedish blogosphere on Eastern Europe is undergoing...

Ukraine: Not Iraq

Leopolis comments on a recent op-ed in San Fransisco Chronicle, comparing US policies towards Iraq and Ukraine.

Ukraine: More on Krayina Mriy

Olechko and uaMuzik write more about the Krayina Mriy music festival.

Ukraine: Krayina Mriy Photos

LJ user drugoi posts wonderful photos from the Krayina Mriy (”Dream Country”) world music festival that took place in Kyiv this past weekend.

Ukraine: One-Day Trip to Chernobyl

MoldovAnn takes her father on a one-day excursion to the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone – and posts pictures.

Ukraine: News Roundup

Orange Ukraine posts an extensive review of the news from Ukraine, including election-related survey results.

Ukraine: Yalta European Strategy

Ukrainiana writes about a Yalta European Strategy (YES), a get-together of “a loose alliance of ‘friends of Ukraine’ among Western political elites,” sponsored by Victor Pinchuk, ex-president Kuchma's son-in-law.

Ukraine, Russia: Sochi and Visas

Ukraine Today congratulates Sochi with winning the 2014 Winter Olympics bid and writes: “Ukraine should seek to encourage Russia to free up its visa requirements for short term visits bringing...

Ukraine: Buying Art

Olechko writes on buying art in Ukraine.

Ukraine: Yanukovych's Crimea House

Ukrainiana reposts pictures of Victor Yanukovych's Crimea residence and writes: “As “people all over Ukraine struggle to make both ends meet” — the truth championed in a recent Party of...

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