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 as the Ukrainian stock market has seen 75% of its value wiped away, the current political crisis may undo every...
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. 4.7 in mid-September.
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 with Pripyat.com […], a site that acts as an address book/directory of Pripyat and the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.”
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 no sign of respite. Below is what some English-language bloggers have to say about the current situation.
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 in Nevada. Taras wrote: “You and I will be better off if you elect a president who will spare no...
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 LJ.Rossia.org user mrparker (RUS) about a somewhat panicky mistranslation of a Reuters news item on the financial situation by a Russian news agency. Also, a few notes on the banks, real estate and contemporary art in Ukraine.
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 Program cargo at sea.
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 the International Monetary Fund to “strengthen its position” during the global financial crisis […].”
Ukraine: Tymoshenko on Snap Election, Now and in 2007
Ukrainiana reports on PM Tymoshenko's religious views – and on her views on snap elections, now and in 2007.