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· September, 2008

Stories about Ukraine from September, 2008

Ukraine: How Russian is the Crimea?

The 8th Circle discusses the Crimea and Ukrainian fears of a Russian secessionist movement, arguing that the peninsula could be compared to other European regions, which today could not be...

Ukraine: A Letter to Russia by Milli Firqa Party Member

Window on Eurasia writes about media coverage and politicians’ reactions to a letter sent by one of the members of a small Crimean Tatar party to presidents of Russia and...

Poland, Russia, U.S.: A “New Cold War” or Not?

The beatroot hosts a discussion of the Polish-Russian-American relationship in the aftermath of the Russian-Georgian conflict.

Ukraine, Russia: Kvas

Darkness at Noon posts an ode to kvas: “To be sure, kvas is the national drink of the East Slavic peoples. Vodka doesn't count because it is consumed largely for...

Ukraine: Critique of a Text on NATO Membership

The 8th Circle posts a detailed critique of Jeffrey Tayler’s piece in The Atlantic: “[…] in the process of attempting to make the case against Ukraine’s membership in NATO, Tayler...

Ukraine: MTV and Domestic Violence

Natalia Antonova links to her piece on GlobalComment about “MTV Ukraine and the normalization of domestic violence.” LJ user maryxmas has translated Antonova's text into Ukrainian; a Russian translation is...

Ukraine: Battle for Crimean minds

Kyiv Scoop discusses how pupils and people in Crimea are influenced to love Russia and loath Ukraine.

Ukraine: Overcoming political stalemate?

Foreign Notes posts a translation of an article by Party of Regions’ (PoR) Andriy Kluyev, calling for renewed efforts in forming a solid and long-term Ukrainian government – presumably a...

Ukraine, EU: A Closer Relationship?

The EU's plan to finalize an Association Agreement with Ukraine in 2009 was made public at the EU-Ukraine Summit in Paris on Sept. 9. The media and bloggers greeted it...

Eastern Europe: Blogs in German on the Slavic Triangle

Krusenstern presents [GER] a list of 24 blogs in German about Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.

Ukraine: 77 words on parliamentary upheaval

Eternal Remont notes that the latest political crisis in the Ukraine – the dissolution of parliament – was rewarded a full 77 words by a subsection of The New York...

Poland-Ukraine: Saving the 2012 UEFA Soccer Championship

The 8th Circle discusses how Poland and Ukraine – despite domestic political turmoil – cope with preparations of the 2012 UEFA soccer championship.

Belarus, Ukraine, Russia: Chernobyl Photo Essay

Chernobyl and Eastern Europe links to a photo essay created by teenagers from Belarus, Ukraine and Russia for the International Conference on Chernobyl held in Belarus in April 2006: “It...

Ukraine: The End of the Orange Coalition

“Sparks are flying in the Orange coalition endgame — sparks of Kuchmism,” Ukrainiana wrote one day before the ruling coalition collapsed. Chernobyl and Eastern Europe Blog apologizes “for being so...

Ukraine: Kyiv Traffic

Greetings from Kyiv posts pictures of Kyiv traffic.

Ukraine: Blogcamp CEE 2008

Oleksandr Demchenko announces registration for Blogcamp Central & Eastern Europe 2008, to be held in Kyiv on Oct. 17-19.

Ukraine, Russia: Politics and Gas

Kremlin, Inc writes about “how the deepening political crisis will affect the ongoing talks between Naftogaz and Gazprom concerning the price of imported natural gas for Ukraine.”

Ukraine, Romania: Snake Island Dispute

The 8th Circle writes that the Romanian-Ukrainian dispute over Snake Island isn't about “a piece of rock in the Black Sea (about 600×400meters)” – but about natural gas and oil...

Russia: Ukrainian NGOs Exporting Orange Ideas?

Osteuropablog discusses [GER] an article on Rosbalt.Ru about a perceived threat of Ukrainian NGOs in southern Russia bringing an Orange Revolution to the country.

Ukraine: Museums and Embroidery

MoldovAnn visits a few folk arts museums and tries her hand at Ukrainian traditional embroidery.

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