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· November, 2010

Stories about Ukraine from November, 2010

Ukraine: Entrepreneurs Renew Mass Protests

@Matteush reads tweets marked with the #kat_ua hashtag, concludes (UKR) that “the whole country has risen to protest bandit tax code”: rallies and strikes by entrepreneurs are taking place in...

Ukraine: Social Media Play Crucial Role in Covering Anti-Tax Code Protests

On Nov. 22, several thousand Ukrainian entrepreneurs from different regions gathered in Kyiv to protest against the new tax code approved by the Ukrainian Parliament last Thursday. While the country’s...

Ukraine: “Revolution 2.0″

Andriy Kachor (@Ka4or) reports (UKR; #kat_ua) that Khreshchatyk, Kyiv's central street, has been “blocked” by the protesters and that “the number of cops is growing proportionally to the number of...

Ukraine: Protests Against New Tax Code in Kyiv

Thousands of representatives of the Ukrainian small and medium business community are protesting against the new tax code in Kyiv. Live Ustream broadcast is here (over 5,000 viewers); Twitter tag...

Ukraine: Press Freedom and Civil Society

At OpenDemocracy.net, Iryna Kolodiychyk writes about the “encroachment on media transparency and press freedom” in Ukraine, while Olena Tregub and Oksana Shulyar analyze some of the recent civic activism initiatives...

Czech Republic: Russian Presence in Karlovy Vary

The Czech Daily Word writes about Karlovy Vary, a famous Czech resort town popular with tourists from the former Soviet states: “And one can see the Russian presence on almost...

Ukraine: FEMEN Activists Protest Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani's Death Sentence

A group of female activists from FEMEN protested the death sentence given to Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani in front of the Iranian Embassy in Kyiv on Nov. 3 (a YouTube video) and...

Russia: HIV/AIDS Facts and Figures

Some facts on HIV/AIDS in Russia and other FSU states – at FP's Passport.

Ukraine: Andrey Kurkov and Enver Izmaylov

Leigh Turner, the British Ambassador to Ukraine, draws attention to the work of Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov and the Crimean Tatar folk and jazz guitarist Enver Izmaylov.

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