· July, 2010

Stories about Ukraine from July, 2010

Ukraine: Simferopol Graffiti

  29 July 2010

At Russia! blog, Tatyana Bokova-Foley re-posts photos of the graffiti in the Crimean capital of Simferopol and writes about the possible identity of the artist who created them.

Russia-Ukraine: Putin the biker

  26 July 2010

Siberian Light sums up some reactions to Russian Premier Vladimir Putin's participation in a biker meetup in Ukrainian city of Sevastopol.

Ukraine under Yushchenko

  9 July 2010

Anna Babinets of Open Democracy writes about Ukrainian president Yanukovych's reforms to unravel the legacy of the Orange revolution.

Belarus, Ukraine: Chernobyl Evacuations, Exclusion Zone

  4 July 2010

Chernobyl and Eastern Europe writes about the Polesie State Radiation Ecological Reserve in Belarus, and cites Soviet-time evacuation documents, listing numbers of people who were evacuated from the areas close to the Chernobyl Power Plant following the disaster of April 26, 1986.

Ukraine: UK Visa Application Process

  3 July 2010

Leigh Turner, the British Ambassador to Ukraine, writes that “in the busy summer months from May-September, you should if at all possible start the visa application process 5-10 weeks before you are due to travel.”

Ukraine: #KyivRain Photos

RuNet Echo  2 July 2010

Heavy rains cause flooding in some of Kyiv's neighborhoods. Twitter hashtag is #kyivrain (RUS, UKR); photos by @mrija – here, here, here and here; by @woofer_kyyiv – here; by @meua – here. Some more photos from various sources – at LJ user solar-side‘s blog.

Ukraine: Mysterious Deaths at the Kiev Zoo

RuNet Echo  1 July 2010

The Kiev Zoo has recently attracted attention of both the traditional and citizen media because of the alarming events happening there: quite a few animals at the Zoo have died under unclear circumstances during the last year.