Stories about Ukraine from December, 2010
Ukraine: Former Interior Minister's Case
Foreign Notes and Ukrainiana write about the case against the former Interior Minister of Ukraine Yuri Lutsenko.
Ukrainian Blogosphere 2010: Still Enough Room for Everyone
Tetyana Bohdanova translates reports on the state of the Ukrainian blogosphere and the situation with other social media tools in Ukraine.
Christmas Recipes in Global Food Blogs
Christmas means ‘coming home’ to many people - but if this isn’t possible, preparing a magic meal can be a consolation. Bloggers of many continents have shared their favorite holiday recipes. With these you can dream yourself back home or even visit a place, you’ve never been to before. Where are you celebrating Christmas this year and what are you serving?
Ukraine: Blood in the Parliament
On Dec. 16, a fierce fight broke out in the Ukrainian Parliament, sending at least four lawmakers to the hospital with injuries of various degrees of severity. Tetyana Bohdanova reviews blog and Twitter reactions of the Ukrainian public and politicians.
Ukraine: Chernobyl Tourism
Chernobyl and Eastern Europe posts a list of errors in the AP story on Chernobyl tourism, supplied by Michael Forster Rothbart, and quotes “a friend in Kyiv who operates one of the companies that offer Chernobyl tours”: “He stated that it looks like the new government has decided to ‘monopolize...
Ukraine: Donbass Coal-Miners’ Miserable Working Conditions
@Matteush comments (UKR) on the Ukrainian segment of an Al Jazeera documentary (YouTube video, in Russian, with English subtitles) about inhumane working conditions all over the world, including the coal-mining region of Ukraine, Donbass.
Ukraine: Fundraising to Help Street Children
Scenes from the Sidewalk announces ChildRescue/CrossRoads Foundation's fundraising initiative “to purchase gifts that will be used for “Whatever Is Needed Most” by the street and at-risk children that the organization is supporting in Ukraine: “Clothing, school supplies, food, furniture for the Centers, necessities for the children, supplies.”
Ukraine: Efforts to Save Tustan Preserve From Illegal Construction
The Uncataloged Museum writes about efforts to prevent illegal construction at an archeological fortress site in Western Ukraine: “Rather than wait for someone else to take action, a group of young people, led by the site's director, Vasyl Rozkho, organized a protest […]. A flash mob, photographs documenting the construction,...
Transnistria: A Trip to Tiraspol
The Kalpak writes about a short trip to Tiraspol, Transnistria. Morning in Moldova has more on the situation with Transnistria.
Ukraine: Debate on Number of Holodomor Victims
Kyiv Scoop writes about the “debate over the number of victims” of Holodomor, the 1932-33 famine in Ukraine.
Ukraine: WikiLeaks on Russian Officials and Holodomor
Steve Bandera of Kyiv Scoop writes about the WikiLeaks’ cables that mention high-ranking Russian officials discuss the 1932-33 famine in Ukraine (Holodomor).
Ukraine: Bloggers React to Police Demolition of Tax Protest Camp
Early on Friday morning, some 250 policemen, including riot police, appeared on Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) to back up municipal maintenance workers who came to dismantle the tax code protesters' tent camp. The demolition immediately drew attention of the Ukrainian blogosphere: many bloggers were angry with the authorities and saw their actions as undemocratic. Tetyana Bohdanova reviews some of these reactions.
Ukraine: Anti-Tax Code Protests Continue
Despite the presidential veto, anti-tax code protests continue in Ukraine (some photos – here). @O_Severyn questions (UKR, #kat_ua) the authenticity of happiness displayed by some protesters in response to Parliament approving the new code with presidential proposals: “They say fireworks and happy “Maidanarbeiters” is a work of [Party of Regions]’...