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· November, 2008

Stories about Ukraine from November, 2008

Ukraine: “No Other Home: The Crimean Tatars” – in Romania and Online

Maria Sonevytsky of My Simferopol Home announces the upcoming exhibition of the “No Other Home: The Crimean Tatars” project in Bucharest, Romania, in mid-December, and links to a related story...

Ukraine: Ruthenians

Some background and a translation of an Izvestiya piece on Ukraine's Ruthenians – at Robert Amsterdam's blog.

Ukraine: Taras Kuzio on Yushchenko

Taras Kuzio analyzes “the achievements and failures and unfulfilled expectations of the last four years” in Ukraine – here and here, and also writes that president Yushchenko “had over-focused on...

Russia, Ukraine: Party News

The Ivanov Report writes about last week's 10th Congress of the ruling United Russia party: “The victors have suddenly realized that as the ‘leading political force of the country’, it's...

Ukraine: “orange revolution” vs “Orange Revolution”

A note on the difference between “orange revolution” and “Orange Revolution” in Ukraine – at Leopolis: “The former represents the current state of politics: disappointment, disillusionment, distrust, financial crisis, brawls...

Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan: Calling Attention to Tragedy

Window on Eurasia writes: “Kyiv’s efforts to call attention to Stalin’s terror famine on the 75th anniversary of that tragedy and especially its moves to gain international recognition of it...

Ukraine: Daily Posts on Street Children

A whole month of posts and photos featuring street children in Ukraine – at Scenes From the Sidewalk. Some highlights: a photo report on a visit to a Ukrainian jail;...

Russia, Ukraine: “Pindostanis at the Gate”

A definition of a derogatory Russian word for “Americans” – at Eternal Remont; a usage context example – at Russian Navy Blog.

Ukraine: Maidan Four Years On

Ukrainiana posts photos from the empty Maidan on the fourth anniversary of the Orange Revolution.

Ukraine: 75th Anniversary of Holodomor

Taras of Ukrainiana posts photos and video from the commemoration of the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Holodomor – here, here, and here. Tetyana Vysotska of What's Up, Ukraine?...

Russia-Ukraine: Denying the Great Famine

Finrosforum accounts for President Medvedev's view of Holodomor – the great famine in Ukraine 1932-33 – accusing those who speak about the “so-called Holodomor” of creating a rift between the...

Ukraine: Interview With A Chernobyl Liquidator

Chernobyl and Eastern Europe Blog posts an interview with a former Chernobyl liquidator – part 1 and part 2 – who now lives in the US and has written a...

Ukraine: Harm Reduction and Law Enforcement, Part 2

Last month, Ukrainian blogger mazay wrote about his attempt to educate a group of Kyiv police officers on harm reduction programs. Although many in the audience did not seem as...

Ukraine, U.S.: Democratic Congressman on Relations With Russia

Ukrainiana critiques a recent statement by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) on relations with Russia.

Russia, Somalia, Ukraine: Hijacked Ships Update

Updates on ships hijacked by Somalian pirates – at The 8th Circle, here and here.

Ukraine: Kyiv Public Transportation

MoldovAnn writes about the mess caused by the Nov. 4 rise of Kyiv public transportation prices – here and here.

Turkey: Crimean Tatar Diaspora

My Simferopol Home writes about the Crimean Tatar diaspora in Turkey.

Ukraine, Libya: Gaddafi in Kyiv

Some photos, video and notes on Muammar al-Gaddafi's visit to Kyiv last week – at Ukrainiana (here and here) and at Abdymok.

Ukraine: Harm Reduction and Law Enforcement

Harm reduction initiatives are gradually taking root in Ukraine, a country with one of the fastest growing HIV epidemics in Europe (e.g., the first methadone substitution therapy programs, still illegal...

Ukraine, U.S.: “Khayrli Presidentlerden olsun!”

Maria Sonevytsky of My Simferopol Home clinked glasses filled with tea for Barack Obama with her Crimean Tatar host – and learned how to say “May the President be successful!”...

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