Stories about Ukraine from March, 2008
Leopolis reports on Donald Tusk's visit to Ukraine: “The biggest development of the trip was the signing of a cross-border visa agreement for small-time Ukrainian traders living 50 kilometres from the border.”
Valery Dzutsev offers a view on why “there is so much tension between the US and Russia.”
Ukrainiana blames “imported ideology” for hate crime in Ukraine.
De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis, in the March 25 entry, pays tribute to “The Nose” by Nikolai Gogol and quotes from Yuri Andropov's 1970 proposal to suppress Nikita Khrushchev's memoir.
Balkan Baby and readers discuss Kosovo's independence.
20 East writes about Euro 2012, to be hosted by Poland and Ukraine: “As I live in Warsaw, I’ll worry more about the Polish side of things although one general point is that however far behind Poland might be, in Ukraine it is slightly worse.”
Adventures in Wheelville marks Easter in Slovenia; Polandian writes about the “ingredients” of “the nationwide ‘holiday shuffle'” in Poland, and Kinuk describes her family's Polish holiday feast; Csíkszereda Musings writes about the first Easter of the two, which are “are over a month apart” in Romania this year; Bojan's Blog...
Ukrainiana writes about undesirable construction that is changing Kyiv – here and here (with photos and video).
The Gaws writes about a tour of a fortress in Kerch.
Ukrainiana writes about Ukraine's “NATO naysayers” – “local” and foreign.
Ukrainiana reports on the yet another upcoming election in Ukraine: “It finally happened! In a long-awaited vote, the Verkhovna Rada Tuesday paved the way for new mayoral elections to be held in Kyiv within 70 days. That means the elections will be held in early June.”
Natalia Antonova writes about an open letter to president Victor Yushchenko posted in a Ukrainian feminist LJ community: “Basically, people are outraged that on the 8th of March, International Women’s Day, the President launched into a saccharine speech about how the ladiez are so lovely and admired by men… in...
Moscow Rules blogs about the final day of the Ukrainian Investment Summit in London.
Orange Ukraine links to the Washington Post's Security Fix blog for its coverage of a new Ukrainian party founded by a hacker: the Internet Party of Ukraine.
Ukrainiana reports on the coverage of “the transportation habits of Yosyp Vinsky, a former member of the Socialist Party and current Minister of Transport.”
Moscow Rules blogs the 4th Ukrainian Investment Summit – here and here.
Pictures from an exhibition on the Soviet refuseniks at the Museum of the Jewish Diaspora in Tel Aviv – by LJ user mozgovaya (Israeli journalist Natasha Mozgovaya). (Text in Russian.)
Orange Ukraine reports on the possibility of a new parliamentary election in Ukraine, the third one in three years.
If anyone, for some reason, needs a sign saying this in Ukrainian – “Attention! I park like an idiot, stay away from me!” – you can download it here. Created by Ukrainian LJ user entertainer_ (UKR), the sign is part of the effort “to get rid of” the people who...
Olechko‘s “Kyiv gallery crawl presentation” slide show is here.
Ukrainiana writes about the new owner of “Britain’s highest priced mansion”: ex-president Kuchma's daughter Olena Franchuk.