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· October, 2008

Stories about Ukraine from October, 2008

Ukraine: “A Lawyer and a Ukrainian” Joke

Russia Blog shares a joke about “a lawyer and a Ukrainian.”

Ukraine: Update on the Economy and Politics

Leopolis explains in detail the current economic and political situation in Ukraine: “The stakes are high: Ukraine's economic health, its image for international investors, and a risk of default. Just...

Ukraine: Hryvnia Exchange Rate Cheating

Ukrainiana posts and translates a TV news item on how some Kyiv banks are manipulating hryvnia exchange rate to earn some cash.

Ukraine: Kyiv's Churches

Pictures of Kyiv's churches – at Nash Holos.

Ukraine: MPs Are Fighting, Hryvnia Is Sinking

Ukrainiana reports that while Ukrainian legislators are busy fighting, “the asking price for the U.S. dollar reached Hr. 7.0942, up from Hr. 6 last Friday” – and up from Hr....

Ukraine: Inside St. Volodymyr's Cathedral in Kyiv

Olechko posts the most recent of her daily paintings: St. Volodymyr Cathedral in Kyiv.

Russia, U.S.: Sergei Elkin's U.S. Election Cartoons

Ukrainiana writes about Russian cartoonist Sergei Elkin and his cartoons on the U.S. presidential race.

Ukraine: Sex Workers and the Police

A discussion of the treatment of Ukrainian sex workers by law enforcement officials – at Natalia Antonova's blog and Kiev Ukraine News Blog.

Ukraine: Accident Training in Chernobyl; Virtual Pripyat

Chernobyl and Eastern Europe writes about a recent radiological accident training at Chernobyl Power Plant, and shares a link to the English-language section of Virtual Pripyat, “a new project associated...

Czech Republic, Ukraine: Prague vs Kyiv

Petro's Jotter compares Kyiv to Prague.

Ukraine: BlogCamp CEE 2008

Oleksandr Demchenko shares some basic facts about BlogCamp CEE 2008, which was held in Kyiv a week ago.

Ukraine: Politics Versus the Economy

Ukraine's tumultuous internal politics has long stood in the way of the country's economic development - and even now, at the time of an economic crisis, there seems to be...

Ukraine, U.S.: A View on Foreign Policy

Taras of Ukrainiana shared his view on the upcoming U.S. election in a comment posted on a Fox News blog, following Sarah Palin's recent mention of Ukraine at a rally...

Ukraine: Politics, Economic, Sports

The 8th Circle writes about Ukraine's three current problems: politics, economics and sports.

Ukraine: Nostalgia for the Soviet Union

The 8th Circle writes about nostalgia for the Soviet Union.

Russia, Ukraine: Financial Crisis

IZO cites a post by user mrparker (RUS) about a somewhat panicky mistranslation of a Reuters news item on the financial situation by a Russian news agency. Also, a...

U.S., Ukraine: Obama and Ukrainian American Voters

Ukrainiana writes about Barack Obama “courting Ukrainian American voters.”

Somalia: Piracy not something to be celebrated

Open sea piracy is discussed by different video bloggers who speak on the recent Somalian piracy incidents, and a behind the scenes look at how governments are protecting World Food...

Ukraine: BlogCamp CEE 2008

Michelle Knisley of Greetings from Kyiv shares her thoughts on the Central and Eastern European BlogCamp 2008 that is currently taking place in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Ukraine: Update on the Crisis and IMF

Edward Hugh of Ukraine Economy Watch posts an update on the financial crisis in Ukraine: “And today we learn that Ukraine may borrow between $10 billion and $15 billion from...

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