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· July, 2008

Stories about Ukraine from July, 2008

Ukraine: “No Place in the EU”?

A Fistful of Euros critiques a “wince-inducingly stupid article” on Ukraine written by “Richard Wagner, a Transylvanian German writer. (Well, former Transylvanian. Like most T-Germans, he emigrated from Romania as...

Ukraine: EU and NATO

Vitaliy of The 8th Circle writes about a debate on one of the blogs about the role Ukraine should play in the EU and NATO.

Moldova, Ukraine: Floods

A Fistful of Euros writes about “huge floods across southeastern Europe” and the lack of reliable information in English from this region.

Ukraine: Protests Against Image as a “Brothel of Europe”

The Turkish Invasion writes about a demonstration in Kiev, staged by a women's student organisation, in protest against the widespread image of Ukraine as a “brothel-state and bridebasket of Europe.”

Ukraine: Flooding

Ukrainiana reviews media reports on the flooding in Western Ukraine, which has killed at least 22 people, including six children.

Ukraine: Battles for Dniproenergo

Kremlin, Inc. writes about the battles for Dniproenergo: “Of course, while they may make for interesting reading, such events are not very helpful for Ukraine’s business world…”

Ukraine: Lenin and Church Bells

Copydude writes about the decision of Lutsk authorities to “remelt [the town's] Lenin monument into church bells.”

Soviet History: Nuclear Disaster Areas

The Turkish Invasion posts a link to a documentary photo site on nuclear disaster areas in the former Soviet Union.

Soviet History: The Afghan War

The Turkish Invasion writes at length about the Soviet Afghan War and posts pictures from the memorial in Kyiv. Window on Eurasia writes that Russian Afghan War vets “want Moscow...

Ukraine: Iraqi Scientists Trained in Pripyat

Chernobyl and Eastern Europe writes that “three Texas Tech professors and their graduate students trained 27 Iraqi scientists about processes needed to clean up radioactive debris” this past June in...

Ukraine: Manoeuvres for Presidential Power

Foreign Notes comments on allegations on the Ukrainian presidential website that Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko is conspiring with Party of Regions's chairman Viktor Yanukovich to succeed Viktor Yushchenko as President...

Ukraine: The King Who Never Was

Kiev Ukraine News Blog posts a Seattle Times review of a biography about Vasyl Vyshyvani, a former Habsburg archduke, who in the interwar years aspired for the throne of Ukraine.

Ukraine: The Mystery of Political Technologists

Taraz Kuzio ponders upon the mystery of political technologists and the bemusement with them despite their often inferior analyses.

Ukraine: “Package Experience”

Michelle Knisley of Greetings from Kyiv writes about the fate of the packages sent to her by other people to Ukraine.

Ukraine: Olechko's New Paintings

Lots of new, Ukraine-related, work – at Olechko's blog.

Ukraine: Music, Language, History

A discussion of Ukrainian music, language and history – at Vasyl's uaMuzik.

Ukraine: Customs Problems

Eternal Remont indignantly comments on the problems of dealing with Ukrainian customs.

Ukraine: Woman Who Tried To Sell Her Son

Ukrainiana posts and translates a video about a 30-year-old Odesa woman who tried to sell her son for $1,500.

Ukraine: Ukrainska Pravda Reporter Interrogated

Ukrainiana writes about the questioning of an Ukrainska Pravda reporter in connection with Yushchenko poisoning case.

Soviet History: Cars

Edward Lucas reviews a book about Soviet cars.

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