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· August, 2007

Stories about Ukraine from August, 2007

Ukraine: Volunteerism Promotion

MoldovAnn bought her first car in Ukraine and has spent some time driving it in and around Kyiv, and now she's off for a week of traveling with a group...

Ukraine: “What Will the Elections Change?”

Taras Kuzio compares Ukrainian politicians to their French counterparts: “Yulia could become Ukraine’s Thatcher or Sarkozy – Yushchenko will always be a Chirac. Maybe a woman can do what a...

Ukraine: Tymoshenko vs Yanukovych

The election is a month away and Yulia Tymoshenko campaign rallies are reported to be drawing crowds of supporters. Alluding to president Yushchenko's 2004 poisoning, Foreign Notes writes that Tymoshenko...

Ukraine: Crimea

On the last day of summer, here's a translation of LJ user drugoi's photo report on his trip to Crimea, one of the favorite summer tourism destinations in the Soviet...

Ukraine: Animal Shelter

On August 19, Ukrainian journalist Tanya Kremen paid a visit to an animal shelter located near a small town just outside Kyiv. Below are her impressions and thoughts, which she...

Ukraine: Ethnic Russians

Window on Eurasia writes about another way of looking at Ukraine's ethnic Russians and their political preferences.

Russia, Ukraine: Crimea Brawl

Foreign Notes writes about the recent diplomatic scandal caused by remarks on the Crimea by an adviser of the Russian embassy in Ukraine.

Soviet Union: Female Beauty and Feminism

Natalia Antonova writes about “the Soviet Syndrome” that some of today's feminists seem to be afflicted with.

Ukraine: Independence Day

Scenes from the Sidewalk and Ukrainiana write about Ukraine's Independence Day – today and 16 years ago.

Ukraine: Another Poisoning?

Foreign Notes writes about an alleged poisoning of the author of “the only book written to date describing the turf wars that took place in the early and mid '90's...

Russia: Subethnic Divisions

Window on Eurasia writes on how subethnic divisions among Russians influence (or not) Russia's relations with its neighbors.

Ukraine: Platforms of the Main Contenders

Ukrainiana reviews the platforms of the main contenders in the upcoming election: “born-again, gutsy President Yushchenko” and Yulia Tymoshenko's “feminine mystique” – as well as Victor Yanukovych's “self-styled notion of...

Ukraine: Corn

MoldovAnn is disappointed to discover that the corn people eat in Ukraine is feed corn: “I took one bite and nearly broke a tooth.”

Ukraine: Yulia Tymoshenko

Foreign Notes posts updates on Yulia Tymoshenko's pre-election moves – here, here, and here.

Russia: Nashi, BBC, and the Upcoming Elections

Mark MacKinnon writes about the recent BBC ban and the Nashi movement's summer camps: “Both the Kremlin's bolstering of “patriotic” youth movements and its crackdown on non-state media outlets are...

Ukraine: Bukovyna's New Romanians

Edward Lucas writes about Bukovyna's demographic trends: “A Ukrainian TV channel reports that 50,000 people in the western region of Chernovtsy now hold Romanian passports.”

Ukraine: Another Election Campaign

Mark MacKinnon writes about yet another election campaign in Ukraine – yet “another farce.”

Ukraine: Olga Pylnyk

Olechko posts a note on Olga Pylnyk, an artist from Lviv.

Ukraine: Politicians’ Living Conditions

Foreign Notes writes about the living conditions of Ukraine's major politicians.

Ukraine: Immoral Politicians

Taras Kuzio comments on the immorality of some Ukrainian politicians: “Anatoliy Kinakh, Oleksandr Lavrynovych, Ivan Bilas, Taras Chornovil, Moroz, Holovatiy and many others all have one thing in common: they...

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