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· April, 2008

Stories about Ukraine from April, 2008

Soviet History: Samizdat Anniversary

Window on Eurasia writes about the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Soviet samizdat publication, the Chronicle of Current Events.

Ukraine: Privatization Confrontation

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...

Ukraine: Chernobyl

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

Ukraine: Velykden

Ukrainiana writes about the celebration of Easter in Ukraine.

Ukraine: BBC Pulls Story on Hitler Doll From the Web

Kyiv Scoop reports that BBC's website has removed a story about the Hitler doll controversy.

Ukraine: Remembering Chernobyl

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...

Russia: “Chernobyl's Other Victims”

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...

Ukraine: Labor Migration

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...

Ukraine, Russia: “Hitler Toy” Story

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...

Uzbekistan, Ukraine: Tashkent Blacksmith and His Children

A monument to an Uzbek family that adopted 15 children during WWII has recently been dismantled in Tashkent. Below is a Ukrainian blogger's moving story of how her father helped...

Ukraine, Russia: The Presidents’ Dads

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...

Ukraine: Kyiv Mayoral Election

Ukrainiana posts an update on the Kyiv mayoral election.

Ukraine: Senior Clergyman for Kyiv City Council

Steve Bandera of Kyiv Scoop reports on political aspirations of a senior Orthodox Christian clergyman. (Update – here.)

Ukraine: Yushchenko vs Tymoshenko?

Foreign Notes writes and translates on “the battle” between president Yushchenko's secretariat and prime minister Tymoshenko.

Ukraine: “Agflation” and Other Economic Problems

Ukrainiana writes about the country's economic problems.

Ukraine: Orthodox “Crusaders” vs Bush

Ukrainiana posts and explains a video of Ukraine's “anti-Bush Orthodox crusaders.”

Ukraine: Political Humor

An online exhibition of Ukrainian political humor – at Ukrainiana.

Ukraine: Kyiv Mayor Election

Foreign Notes writes about the upcoming Kyiv mayor election.

Russia: Politics Update

Sean's Russia Blog posts an update on the recent political developments in Russia.

Russia, Israel: Emigrants and Returnees

Sean's Russia Blog writes about former Soviet citizens living in Israel.

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