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· April, 2008

Stories about Ukraine from April, 2008

Ukraine: Privatization Confrontation

  29 April 2008

Orange Ukraine posts a roundup on Ukraine, which includes an examination of the confrontation between president Yushchenko and PM Tymoshenko over privatization. A close-up on an earlier privatization case is here.

Ukraine: Chernobyl

  28 April 2008

Belatedly, a link to Ukrainiana‘s extensive post on the 22nd anniversary of Chernobyl.

Ukraine: Remembering Chernobyl

  26 April 2008

Déjà Vu – The Uncanny Feeling remembers Chernobyl: “When I think of Chernobyl … […] … I see 16-year-old Katya in Kiev, 90 km south of Chernobyl, scared to death by a danger she can't see, she can't sense, getting on a train for Leningrad to escape from radiation. She...

Russia: “Chernobyl's Other Victims”

  25 April 2008

Window on Eurasia writes about “Chernobyl's other victims” – “the thousands of people who exposed themselves to extraordinarily high levels of radiation while taking part in the clean up” and who now “find themselves not only sick as a result but largely forgotten by the successor governments to the regime...

Ukraine: Labor Migration

  24 April 2008

Ukrainiana explains why a social ad against labor migration currently being aired in Ukraine is actually no good: “Forget it, say millions of skilled blue-collar and thousands of white-collar Ukrainians who work abroad. Known as zarobitchany, they sent an estimated $8.4 billion worth of remittances to Ukraine in 2006, a...

Ukraine, Russia: “Hitler Toy” Story

  23 April 2008

Ukrainiana writes about the “Hitler toy” story that first appeared on the Russian TV and was later picked up by BBC: “To the extent that the Western media often cite Russian sources as an authority on Ukraine, they also partake in this smorgasbord of Soviet-style propaganda.”

Ukraine, Russia: The Presidents’ Dads

  18 April 2008

Some sources claim that Victor Yushchenko's father – “a POW in Auschwitz during WW2″ – was actually “a ‘polizei’ of Nazi concentration camps and an informer to the Nazis.” Other sources claim that Vladimir Putin's father “served in the Nazi-collaborating army led by Russian general Vlasov.” Kyiv Scoop writes about...

Europe: NATO

  10 April 2008

Greater Surbiton writes about NATO's relations with Russia: “If the NATO powers lack the will to stand up to Russia, it raises the question of what precise purpose NATO serves.” And about NATO and the Greek-Macedonian relations: “Greece has been a very poor member of NATO; it has only about...

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