Stories about Ukraine from July, 2007
A discussion of the July 16 derailment of the train carrying 15 tanks of liquid white phosphorus – over at Ukrainiana.
Ukrainiana writes to Frommer's – “one of America’s best sources on travel” – to complain about an outdated map of the former Soviet region that they have on their site.
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 to street children. We want to show people that these children can be rehabilitated and then create an avenue so...
Olechko takes her readers on another Kyiv gallery tour – and posts some more of her own work.
Foreign Notes writes about what appears to be the pre-election competition between former allies: Victor Yushchenko's and Yulia Tymoshenko's blocs.
Olechko posts photos from a few Kyiv galleries – and shares her own artwork, too.
Ukraine's big houses and the Big Mac Index data – at Ukrainiana.
Scenes from the Sidewalk writes about Ukrainian babies abandoned in the Czech Republic.
Foreign Notes on the problems withing prime minister Victor Yanukovych's Party of the Regions – here, here, and here.
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?.
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 expansion and some of the necessary stabilisation to form the dynamic density needed for a blog community. [...] A disadvantage for the international audience is that blogs, with few exceptions, are in Swedish."
Leopolis comments on a recent op-ed in San Fransisco Chronicle, comparing US policies towards Iraq and Ukraine.
Olechko and uaMuzik write more about the Krayina Mriy music festival.
LJ user drugoi posts wonderful photos from the Krayina Mriy (”Dream Country”) world music festival that took place in Kyiv this past weekend.
MoldovAnn takes her father on a one-day excursion to the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone – and posts pictures.
Orange Ukraine posts an extensive review of the news from Ukraine, including election-related survey results.
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 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 Russia's visa's system in line with Ukraine and other Eastern European Countries. Russia's current visa requirements are holding back tourism...
Olechko writes on buying art in Ukraine.
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 Regions ad — some people obviously defy the order of the day. Their luxury lifestyles know no end.”
Olechko writes about Tavriyski Igry music festival, the Pyrogiv open-air folk museum, and the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra.