Stories about Ukraine from September, 2010
Via Dr Sean's Diary, “a series of maps of Europe mapping the (supposed) prejudices of various nations […] and, for some reason, also of gay men” by “Bulgarian visual artist, graphic designer and illustrator Yanko Tsvetkov.” Also, “What European Tribes Think About One Another” – at eXile.ru; a similar map...
Foreign Notes writes about a scandal involving Ukraine's deputy minister of defense, Oleksandr Cherpitsky, who is reported to have had a criminal past.
Timothy Snyder writes on NYRblog about the arrest of Ruslan Zabilyi, the director of a Lviv museum “devoted to the occupation of Ukraine by the Nazis and the Soviets”: “Under Yanukhovych, Ukraine’s new memory engineers are using force.” Steve Bandera of Kyiv Scoop offers more insight: “These are the kind...
Leigh Turner, the British Ambassador to Ukraine, posts some observations on Ukraine's agriculture.
War and Peace posts a mini-review of Sholem Aleichem's Tevye the Dairyman; Csíkszereda Musings reviews William Blacker's Along the Enchanted Way; Poemless wonders why there are “so few translations of contemporary Russian authors available to the English speaking world.”
Info on the upcoming Let's Make Kyiv Clean! volunteer initiative, scheduled for Sept. 25 – at letsdoit.org.ua (UKR). During the previous clean-up event, held on June 5, some 500 volunteers worked in 18 Kyiv's parks and gathered 2,280 kg of glass and 371 kg of plastic bottles.