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· November, 2007

Stories about Ukraine from November, 2007

Poland, Ukraine: Convicts’ Contribution to Euro 2012?

  30 November 2007

The beatroot writes: “Poland has to build six new stadiums before co-hosting with Ukraine the Euro 2012 football tournament. Problem is, many of its construction workers are in the UK and Ireland. Damn! How to make up the labour shortage? Bus in the convicts. Brilliant, isn’t it?”

Russia, Ukraine: On to the Next Round

  30 November 2007

A Fistful of Euros comments on the upcoming election in Russia and the newly-formed coalition in Ukraine: “Soon we will know the players in the inevitable next round of wrangles over energy supplies, prices and politics in Central and Eastern Europe.”

Ukraine: The Coalition, At Last

  29 November 2007

Orange Ukraine reports on the formation of the long-awaited ‘democratic coalition’ – and the disappearance of Yulia Tymoshenko's famous braid.

Ukraine: Thoughts on Yushchenko's Bloc

  28 November 2007

It's been nearly two months since the Sept. 30 snap parliamentary election in Ukraine, and although there are plenty of "democratic coalition" promises and hopes in the air, it has yet to materialize. Or not.

Ukraine: Tymoshenko's B-day & “Feminine Strategies”

  28 November 2007

Among other, no less important, things, Orange Ukraine reports that the government has declared Jan. 1-7 holidays, Yulia Tymoshenko has turned 47, and someone has written a paper titled, “Beauty Will Save the World: Feminine Strategies in Ukrainian Politics and the Case of Yulia Tymoshenko.”

Russia: Election “Without a Choice”

  26 November 2007

Mark MacKinnon writes about one of the creators of Russia's “managed democracy” system and the lessons drawn by Putin from the Orange Revolution in Ukraine and the Rose Revolution in Georgia: “Who cares what the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe election monitors have to say? They're all tools...

Ukraine: Holodomor Commemoration

  26 November 2007

Taras Kuzio writes about the changing attitudes towards Holodomor. Ukrainiana posts photos from the Holodomor commemoration ceremony that took place in Kyiv Saturday.

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Ukraine: Holodomor

  25 November 2007

This year, Nov. 24 was the day to remember the victims of the 1932-33 famine in Ukraine, Holodomor. Ukrainian bloggers share what they learned about the tragedy from their grandparents.

Ukraine: Luzhkov and Chernomyrdin on Holodomor

  24 November 2007

Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov said this about the vandalized Holodomor exhibit in Moscow: “It seems to me that this exhibit had one purpose: to disunite and alienate the Russian and Ukrainian peoples.” Ukrainiana applies Luzhkov's logic to the Holocaust: “Do they keep those Auschwitz, Buchenwald, and Treblinka museums just to...

Ukraine: Maidan is 3

  22 November 2007

Ukrainiana posts photos and video from the third anniversary of the Orange Revolution in Kyiv and criticizes president Yushchenko for not being self-critical enough: “What about our purchasing power? What about our average life expectancy? What about the AIDS epidemic? What about the casualty rate in the mining industry? What...

Ukraine: Orange Coalition Not Likely?

  21 November 2007

Taras Kuzio lists reasons why the Orange coalition is unlikely to take place: “Yuriy Lutsenko is openly attacking Viktor Baloga, Ivan Pliushch is openly saying he will only support a grand coalition and BYuT are demanding that President Viktor Yushchenko finally outline his view on the coalition. Yushchenko meanwhile (just...

Ukraine: Multiple Disasters

  21 November 2007

Orange Ukraine posts a “Multiple Disaster Update” that covers Chernobyl, Kerch oil spill and the coal mine tragedy, and writes separately about the coalition-building and speaker-nominating “mess and disaster.”

Ukraine: Holodomor Opinion Poll

  21 November 2007

Foreign Notes translates a newspaper story on a Holodomor opinion poll results: “The overwhelming majority of Ukrainians in all regions are convinced that the Holodomor [famine] of 1932-1933 was caused by the actions of the authorities.”

Ukraine: Coalition and Other Matters

  20 November 2007

Orange Ukraine mentions that “NOVEMBER 23 is the new date when the coalition agreement between BYT and OU-PSD is expected to be signed” – and reports on plenty more things that are happening in Ukraine.

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