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· February, 2008

Stories about Ukraine from February, 2008

Ukraine: Tymoshenko's Illness

Foreign Notes writes about Yulia Tymoshenko's illness and other problems.

Ukraine, Russia: A Gas War, Again

Leopolis reports on what looks like yet another Russian-Ukrainian gas war.

Ukraine: Missing Children

Orange Ukraine writes about Ukraine's missing children.

Ukraine: Baba Paraska

Ukrainiana writes about Baba Paraska, “an elderly activist easily recognized as the icon of the Orange Revolution,” and her birthday wishes to president Yushchenko.

Ukraine, Russia: “An Octopus of Cash and Gas Flows”

Ukrainiana sums up the results of Yulia Tymoshenko's recent visit to Moscow: “It’s still unclear when and to what extent the current matryoshka system will be redesigned in favor of...

Ukraine: Yanukovych's Real Estate

Ukrainiana translates and comments on Victor Yanukovych's controversial statements about the state-owned real estate he is allegedly attempting to privatize at “at a discount price.”

Ukraine: More Sketches by Olechko

Lots of new work by Olechko, including this sketch of “devoushkas at a cafe.”

Russia, Ukraine: February 23

Scraps of Moscow, Ukrainiana, and Windows to Russia! write about the Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly known as the Soviet Army Day). Feb. 23 also happens to be president...

Ukraine: Fancy Cars

Foreign Notes writes on how Ukrainian officials’ fancy cars don't really belong to them.

Russia: Amateur Astronomy

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about amateur astronomy in Russia.

Ukraine: Yatsenyuk and Highway Patrol

Ukrainiana writes about Ukraine's parliamentary speaker's rough encounter with the “Ukrainian driving culture” – impersonated by “the deputy chief of Kobra, a special highway patrol force authorized to inspect officials’...

Kosovo: Views from the Russophone Blogosphere

According to the Yandex Blogs portal, over 3,700 posts on Kosovo independence have appeared in the Russian-language blogosphere in the past three days. Some of these posts have received dozens,...

Ukraine: Baloha's New Project; Rudkovsky's Crime

Foreign Notes reports on a new political project of president Yushchenko's chief of staff Victor Baloha, and on how Mykola Rudkovsky's alleged crime – “misappropriation of state funds and flying...

Kosovo & Serbia: Independence Blogging

Kosovo's declaration of independence from Serbia on Sunday, Feb. 17, has caused both celebrations and protests - as well as plenty of media coverage and an avalanche of blog posts....

Ukraine, Russia: NATO Politics 2

Ukrainiana has more on NATO and the Russian-Ukrainian relationship.

Ukraine, Russia: NATO Politics

Foreign Notes writes about Ukraine's NATO-related politics and the muted response to Putin's comment about re-targeting Russian missiles against Ukraine.

Ukraine: Kyiv-Lviv Marshrutka

Olechko writes about her trip from Kyiv to Lutsk by marshrutka – and posts yet another beautiful sketch (be sure to click on the thumbnail to enlarge it).

Russia, Georgia: Coverage of Patarkatsishvili's Death

Foreign Notes reviews coverage of Badri Patarkatsishvili's death.

Russia: Bribes

Moscow Rules writes about corruption and reposts a table of “the current going rate for bribes people have to pay to do business here in Russia,” originally published in a...

Europe: BarCamp Baltics

Daily EM reports on BarCamp Baltics.

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