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· July, 2011

Stories about Ukraine from July, 2011

Ukraine: Timoshenko Facing the Law

LEvko of Foreign Notes follows up on the trial against former Ukrainian Prime Minister, Yulia Timoshenko, and finds that – despite a weak case – the process is likely to...

Ukraine: Survival of the Stolovaya

The Pickle Project discusses a visit at one of the few remaining public stolovayas – soviet style lunch canteens – in Crimean city of Yalta.

Ukraine: Collapse of Government Policies

Taras Kuzio posts a translation of Vitaliy Portnikov's article [ru], arguing that the policies of the Ukrainian President Yanukovich and the government are close to a political collapse.

Ukraine: Timoshenko Case Turning Sour

Levko of Foreign Notes argues that the trial against former Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko is quickly becoming a liability for President Yanukovich, with mounting international and domestic critique, and the...

Ukraine: Parallels to Khodorkovsky Case

LevKo of Foreign Notes draws parallels between Russia's Khodorkovsky case and the current legal processes against former Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko and Minister of the Interior, Yuri Lutsenko, against the...

Ukraine: History of a Building

Leigh Turner, British Ambassador to Ukraine, sketches the history of the building in Kiev where the embassy is located.

Ukraine: Revenge of the Oligarchs

LevKo of Foreign Notes discusses the trials against Ukraine's former Prime Minister, Yulia Timoshenko, and Interior Minister, Yuri Lutsenko, portrayed by Frankfurter Allgemeine as revenge by the business oligarchs of...

Ukraine: Odesa Film Festival

Leigh Turner, British Ambassador to Ukraine, writes about the Odesa Film Festival, set against the background of many famous films, not least Eisenstein's “Battleship Potemkin.”

Ukraine: Why Volunteer?

Linda Norris of The Uncataloged Museum discusses how Ukrainians do volunteer work and why.

Ukraine: Timoshenko trial worries

LevKo of Foreign Notes discusses his impressions that Ukrainians are becoming increasingly worried about the alleged show-trial against former Premier and opposition leader Yulia Timoshenko; worries that now arguably extend...

Ukraine joins EU-Battlegroups

British Ambassador to Ukraine, Leigh Turner, writes about Ukraine joining the EU-Battlegroups and deepening European-Ukrainian military cooperation.

Ukraine: History of Little Tatary

Leoš Tomíček of Austere Insomniac makes an historical argument about the origins of South-East Ukraine – Little Tatary – as part of Ukrainian statehood.

Ukraine: Tymoshenko's Courtroom Drama

Since late June 2011, former Prime Minister of Ukraine and one of the Orange Revolution's leaders, Yulia Tymoshenko, has been on trial in capital Kyiv for abuse of power regarding...

Ukraine: “Mouth-Watering” Market Photos

The Pickle Project posts “some mouth-watering photos from two Kyiv markets” as well as photos from a highway-side market in Donetsk region.

Ukraine: Hutsul Photo Archive Online

The Uncataloged Museum writes about Hutsul Images, an online collection of photos from the Hutsul regions of Ukraine, created and maintained by Volodymyr Kitselyuk, “an ordinary enthusiast from Hutsul region,...

Ukraine, Belarus: Monuments to Holocaust Victims

Memory At War translates Andriy Portnov's text on post-Soviet monuments to Holocaust victims.

Ukraine: Pension Reform; Multiple Voting by MPs

Foreign Notes writes about Ukraine's pension reform, which was passed by the parliament yesterday, highlighting the “breathaking arrogance” and disrespect for law by the people who run the country: “248...

Ukraine: Changes to Disability Laws

Odessablog writes about changes to Ukraine's legislation on the rights of people with disabilities and describes the current situation.

Ukraine: Education Ministry on Twitter, Cabinet of Ministers on Facebook

Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sport is the country's first government institution to launch an official Twitter account (@monUkraine), reports [uk], also noting that the Ukrainian...

Ukraine: New twist to trial against politician

The trial against former Ukrainian interior minister, Yuri Lutsenko, has according to Foreign Notes taken a new twist. Allegations are now raised that the presiding judge is partial or has...

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