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· September, 2009

Stories about Ukraine from September, 2009

Ukraine: “The Ghosts of Chernobyl”/Destination Truth

Chernobyl and Eastern Europe writes about a Destination Truth episode about the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone – “The Ghosts of Chernobyl” – which is scheduled to air on Wednesday, Sept. 30,...

Ukraine: Political Rivalry and Journalism

Foreign Notes writes about a popular Ukrainian political talk show that was to feature “a battery of eminent journalists” posing questions to PM Yulia Tymoshenko this past Friday, but which...

U.S., Europe: “R.I.P. Missile Defense”

A roundup of blog coverage of the Obama Administration's decision to abandon plans to build the missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic: A Fistful of Euros; Edward Lucas;...

Ukraine: Kyiv Nightlife

Turkish Invasion writes about Kyiv nightlife.

Ukraine: Fundraising to Help Street Children

Scenes from the Sidewalk announces a “virtual fundraiser” to help “transform the lives of [Ukrainian] street and at risk children and reintegrate them back into families and society.”

Ukraine: Media on Ukraine-Russia Relations

Foreign Notes and Window on Eurasia review some of the coverage of the Ukraine-Russia-U.S.-Europe relations that have appeared in Ukrainian newspapers.

Ukraine, Russia: “Operation Barbierossa”

Ukrainiana reviews “two fact-meets-fantasy scenarios [of the beginning of a Russo-Ukrainian war] outlined in a Russian television program.”

Poland: Raphael Lemkin and the Katyń Massacre

Raf Uzar writes about Raphael Lemkin's life and work and the current discussion of the Katyń massacre in Poland.

EU: Russophone Bloggers React to Dairy Farmers’ Protest

LJ user drugoi hosts a discussion of the Belgian dairy farmers' protest over low milk prices.

Ukraine: Interview With Femen's Anna Gutsol

At GlobalComment, Natalia Antonova talks to Anna Gutsol, leader of a Ukrainian women's organization Femen, “about everything from her organization’s tactics of harassing sex tourists to the endless debate about...

Ukraine: “Angry Commie MP Dismikes Female Reporter”

Ukrainiana posts and translates a YouTube video of a Communist MP's rude behavior during a TV interview. Peter Byrne writes about the incident in the Kyiv Post.

Ukraine: Prices, Earnings and iPods

Ukrainiana cites this year's Prices and Earnings report by UBS, Europe's second-largest bank: “On average, it takes 82 hrs of work to buy an iPod Nano in Kyiv, compared to...

Ukraine: Art Arsenal

MoldovAnn writes about Kyiv's new Art Arsenal museum.

Ukraine: First Day of School

Belatedly, a link to Michelle Knisley's photos of Kyiv schoolgirls celebrating the first day of school on Sept. 1, 2009.

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