Stories about Ukraine from April, 2009
Ukraine, Russia: Tymoshenko-Pugacheva Duet
Ukrainiana writes about a Yulia Tymoshenko-Alla Pugacheva duet.
Ukraine: Art Exhibits; Kyiv Pics
IZO writes about some of Kyiv's current art exhibitions, and posts a few random pictures from the streets of the Ukrainian capital: “The place is rich in facture, people don't seem to mind your taking them, and you don't feel you're going to be asked to desist, or worse, by...
Russia, Ukraine: Swine Flu Prevention
Short updates on anti-swine flu measures taken in Russia and Ukraine – at IZO: here, here, here, here, here, and here.
Ukraine: The Ruins and the Greed
LJ user sabeloff posts pictures of the ruined remains of a seaside young pioneer camp in Odesa and shares the recent history of the place - which, unfortunately, is a rather common sight in today's Ukraine.
Ukraine: Saturday Cleanup in Kyiv
Ukrainiana posts photos and video from this past Saturday's cleanup in Kyiv, and writes: “IMHO, the effort lacked coordination and field resources. There weren’t enough bags for everyone. Some people were promoting corporate brands, some where loafing, and some couldn’t find those bags. I only found one bag. Bagless people...
Ukrainiana‘s Chernobyl anniversary post is here: “We remember.”
Ukraine: More on Chernobyl Photo Exhibit
More pictures from Michael Forster Rothbart‘s Chernobyl photo exhibit in Kyiv
Ukraine: Chernobyl – Michael Forster Rothbart's Photos; Mohamed Makhzangi's Book
The Uncataloged Museum reports on the opening of Michael Forster Rothbart‘s Chernobyl photo exhibit in Kyiv. Bint Battuta in Bahrain reviews Mohamed Makhzangi's Memories of a Meltdown; the book's author, an Egyptian, happened to be on a post-doctoral medical fellowship in the Soviet Union in 1986: “The first section of...
Ukraine, U.K.: Kyiv Mayor's Pic in Daily Mirror Pedophiles Story
Ukrainiana reports that a picture of Kyiv mayor Leonid Chernovetsky was used to illustrate a Daily Mirror story on polygraph tests for pedophiles.
Ukraine: Bulgakov Museum's Blog
The Uncataloged Museum links to “one of Kyiv's first museum blogs”: Mikhail Bulgakov Museum (UKR).
Ukraine: Chernobyl Photo Exhibit
The 23rd anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe is in two days, and Chernobyl and Eastern Europe Blog posts a press release for Michael Forster Rothbart‘s photo exhibit that opens in Kyiv today – “Inside Chernobyl: life goes on.”
Kosovo, Ukraine, Russia: Social Media and Politics
Blogging Balkanistan writes that Kosovo’s PM Hashim Thaci is planning to join Facebook and that “several leading opposition party candidates already have accounts.” Petro's Jotter explores the Ukrainian political Twitter-sphere, here and here. Siberian Light explains how to connect with Twitter users interested in Russia. Window on Eurasia believes that...
Ukraine: Ceramics Museum; Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
The Uncataloged Museum reports on a trip to the National Museum of Ukrainian Ceramics in the village of Opishne, in the Poltava region. Chernobyl and Eastern Europe posts a 2006 video from a Pripyat.com editor's trip to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
Ukraine: Cleaning Up and Littering Down
Observations on the “public, private and personal space” in Kyiv – at The Uncataloged Museum. Photos and video of the damage done to Kyiv's environment during this year's Easter holidays – at Ukrainiana.
Ukraine, Russia: Local Women, Western Men
“Why Ukrainian women go for Western men” and vice versa – at IZO.
Ukraine: “New Safe Confinement” for Chernobyl
Chernobyl and Eastern Europe posts “a short video showing the design of the New Safe Confinement structure that is designed to cover the original Sarcophagus and remains of Reactor 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant”: “Work on the New Safe Confinement is still considered to be on schedule.”
Russia, Ukraine: Education in Russian/Ukrainian
Window on Eurasia writes about “a Russian activist [who] has written President Dmitry Medvedev asking that the Kremlin help Russian regions provide assistance to Russian-language schools in Ukraine.”
Ukraine: Good Museum Leadership
The Uncataloged Museum writes about Ukrainian women and good museum leadership.
Ukraine: Luxury Cars and Taxpayers’ Money
Ukrainiana writes about Ukrainian officials’ luxury cars acquired on taxpayers’ money, “a cheap commodity in Ukraine.”
Ukraine: “Operation Yatsenyuk”
Leopolis writes about the prospects of Arseny Yatsenyuk – “a glimmer of hope shines for many in Ukraine who are fed up.”
Moldova: “A ‘Romanian’ Flavor”
MoldovAnn posts an update on Moldova, including notes on “a ‘Romanian’ flavor to the demonstrations” – and this on reports “that internet was cut off”: “Sasha said that external internet traffic had been shut down (ie Facebook, vKontakte, etc), but internal traffic had been and continues to be “on”, although...