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· February, 2009

Stories about Ukraine from February, 2009

Ukraine: Politics on Twitter

Ukrainian president Victor Yushchenko has an official Twitter account; his tweets mirror daily schedule announcements and latest news items that are featured on the official website as well. There is...

Ukraine: “Russophone Ukrainian Nationalists”

In this post, which has generated over a hundred comments and is now listed as the 4th most popular item on Yandex Blogs, LJ user alek-ya explains what a "Russophone...

Ukraine: Obstacles and Hope for Museums

Linda Norris of The Uncataloged Museum lists legal and other obstacles that Ukrainian museums are facing, but concludes her post on a positive note, writing about some of the museum...

Ukraine: Obama's and NATO Membership

Ukrainiana notes that Obama seems to no longer support “NATO track for Ukraine” – and posts this comment: “If the Obama administration opts for a ‘Chicken Kiev’ foreign policy, it's...

Ukraine: The Khanenko Museum

The Uncataloged Museum writes about the Khanenko Museum in Kyiv.

Ukraine: Giving the Mayor Away For Free

LJ user induktor‘s post (RUS) in the Ukrainian “Will Give Away For Free” LJ community (otdam_darom_ua) has generated three pages of comments: the blogger is giving away Kyiv's mayor Leonid...

Ukraine: Notes on the Crisis

Greetings from Kyiv posts some observations about the crisis: “I see an increase of elderly people begging and wandering the streets with bags of their belongings.”

Former Soviet Union: The Legacy of Afghanistan

Window on Eurasia writes that across the former Soviet Union, “a debate is raging between those who believe the Soviet intervention [in Afghanistan] led to the demise of the Soviet...

Ukraine: The Plight of Irina Gavrisheva

Jeff Mowatt draws attention to the plight of wheelchair-bound Irina Gavrisheva, who “writes and publishes website appeals and articles about helping sick children of Zaporozhye, on behalf of the Happy...

Ukraine: History of Anarchism

Der Spiegelfechter writes about [GER] anarchism in Ukraine during the Russian 1917-21 civil war.

Ukraine: National Security Meeting

Ukrainiana writes about the National Security and Defense Council meeting and translates some of the transcripts – here and here.

Ukraine: ‘Faina’ Sailors Charged $200 for Phone Calls

Petro's Jotter writes that “the sailors released from the Ukrainian owned vessel ‘Faina’, that was captured by Somali pirates last September, have been charged 200 USD for phonecalls made while...

Ukraine: Profile of a Chernobyl Employee

Michael Forster Rothbart writes about one of control room shift supervisor at Chernobyl Power Plant, whom he photographed for “a series of panoramic portraits of Chernobyl employees en milieu“: “The...

Russia: The Washington Post Coverage

The Ivanov Report reviews and critiques the coverage that Russia received from the Washington Post in January.

Ukraine: Chernobyl Exhibit in Slavutych

Linda Norris writes about Ukraine and Ukraine's museums at The Uncataloged Museum; one of the latest entries is about a Chernobyl exhibit in the town of Slavutych: “I remember much...

Ukraine: Photographing Chernobyl's 4th Block Control Room

Photographer Michael Forster Rothbart is back in Ukraine, writing about a shooting session at the Chernobyl Power Plant's Fourth Block Control Room: “[…] Next comes surprise. We enter. It is...

Russia, U.S.: Biden's Remarks in Munich

Transatlantic Politics writes: “So Biden has made quite an impact with his “hit the reset button” with Russia remark at the Munich security conference over the week-end. But this comes...

Ukraine: $5 Billion Loan From Russia

Ukrainiana writes about Yulia Tymoshenko's decision to borrow $5 billion from Russia.

Russia-EU: Relations at a low

Russlandblog comments on [GER] deteriorating relations between Brussels and Moscow following Russia's war with Georgia and its gas crisis with Ukraine.

Ukraine: Victor Yushchenko's Popularity Waning

According to a poll carried out last month, Ukraine's president Victor Yushchenko “would have won less than 2.9% of the vote if the presidential elections were held in late December...

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