Stories about Ukraine from September, 2011
Ukraine: Vitaly Portnikov's “Winter Time”
Foreign Notes posts a loose translation of Vitaly Portnikov's latest analytical piece [ru] on the political situation in Ukraine.
Ukraine: Chernobyl Trip Reports
At Desolation Travel, Jane Keeler and Derek Kedziora write about their trip to Chernobyl this past summer.
CEE: Top 10 Worldwide Download Speed
Watcher.com.ua reports [uk] that, according to a 6-month study of 27 million downloads by 20 million computers in 224 countries conducted by Pando Networks, Romania (1,909KBps), Bulgaria (1,611KBps), Lithuania (1,462KBps) and Latvia (1,377KBps) have the second, third, fourth and fifth highest download speeds in the world, while Ukraine has been...
Ukraine: Euro 2012 “Travel Advisory”
“Travel advisory for Ukraine and EURO-2012” from uaMuzik's Vasyl – “short and sweet”: “Travel there with extreme caution – levels of barbarity and disrespect for human life by law enforcement officials is at intolerable levels by international standards. They claim that there will be law enforcement officials that speak your...
Ukraine: Short Films by Youth for Gender Equality
Young film makers in Ukraine have participated in a short film competition that challenges stereotypes of women and defend gender equality. These films touch on issues that can be understood by speakers of any language.
Ukraine: Georgiy Gongadze Memorial Rally in Kyiv
Olena Bilozerska (LJ user bilozerska) posts photos and video [uk] from the Sep. 16 Georgiy Gongadze memorial rally in Kyiv. Following a discussion in the comments section of ex-President Leonid Kuchma's role in Gongadze's case, LJ user fidel_80 writes [ru]: “I'm sorry for [Gongadze]. Could someone give me links to...
Ukraine: Tymoshenko Trial Updates
Odessablog posts an update on the trial of Ukraine's ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko; Foreign Notes reviews opinions on the trial's possible outcome that appeared in the Ukrainian media.
Russia, Ukraine: Gas Relations Analysis
Nils van der Vegte of RussiaWatchers examines the current status of the gas relations between Russia and Ukraine.
Ukraine: More on Denis Oleinikov's ProstoPrint Case
Taras of Ukrainiana posts a few videos and comments on the ongoing attacks on Denis Oleinikov's ProstoPrint company: “It’s the police state’s job to keep humor in short supply. And fail.”
Ukraine: Possible Explanations of Plagiarism in President's Book
Alexander Motyl of Ukraine's Orange Blues offers possible explanations for plagiarism in President Victor Yanukovych’s recently-published English-language book, Opportunity Ukraine.
Ukraine: Geopolitics in Crimea
Odessablog writes that “the macro-geopolitical battle over Ukraine between the EU and Russia” is at its most intense in Crimea.
Ukraine, EU: Visa Regime “Like Modern Berlin Wall”
Anatoliy Martsynovski of BlogActiv.eu writes that the visa regime is one of the most important and most sensitive issues in the EU-Ukraine relations: “It is quite true that for us current visa regime very often is something like modern Berlin Wall.”
Ukraine: Raid on Denis Oleinikov's ProstoPrint.com
Updates on the situation with Denis Oleinikov‘s ProstoPrint.com goods-on-demand company, which was raided by the Ukrainian police last week: Courtney Boyd Myers’ Sep. 8 text on The Next Web; on Demotix, Kost Bezginsky's photos from the Sep. 15 brawl with riot police during the “charity fair” in support of ProstoPrint.com,...
Ukraine: Photographing the TB Epidemic
Ukrainian photographer Maxim Dondyuk (@dondyuk) is documenting the TB epidemic in Ukraine: “Each day 30 people die. Each year takes more than 10,000 lives.” Dondyuk's powerful, heartbreaking photographs of TB patients can be viewed online on his Tumblr blog [ru], his website, and on Lightstalkers.com [en]. On Sep. 15, an...
Ukraine: Homemade ‘Samohon’ (Moonshine)
For The Pickle Project, Andrea Wenglowsky documents the process of making samohon – moonshine – at the apartment of her friend's grandmother in Kyiv.
Ukraine: Update on Tymoshenko's Trial
Foreign Notes posts an update on Yulia Tymoshenko's trial, which has been halted for two weeks.
Ukraine: Crimean Tatar Language on Twitter
Hirano Takaci (@hiranotakaci), a Lviv-based photographer and teacher of the Japanese language, has recently launched a Twitter bot – @ukr_crh – that posts Ukrainian words/phrases and their Crimean Tatar (Qırımca) translations. “The thing is, I've been searching but haven't found any Ukrainian-language books about the Crimean Tatar language,” he explained...
UK: Vasily Grossman's “Life and Fate” on BBC Radio 4
Sarah J. Young writes about BBC Radio 4's “adaptation of Vasily Grossman’s vast and still under-appreciated novel Life and Fate” (the first episode is scheduled to be aired on Sept. 18).
Ukraine, Russia: “A New Stage in the Gas War”
David Marples of Current Politics in Ukraine analyzes the current stage of the Russian-Ukrainian “gas war.”
Ukraine: “The Book ‘Wot Yanukovyhc Rote'”
Vasyl Pawlowsky of uaMuzik, LEvko of Foreign Notes and Alexander Motyl of Ukraine's Orange Blues comment of Opportunity Ukraine, a new book that is said to have been written by President Victor Yanukovych.
Ukraine: Commemorating Georgiy Gongadze on Sept. 16
Україна – Ukraine blog writes [uk] about the upcoming commemorations of Georgiy Gongadze, a Ukrainian journalist who disappeared eleven years ago, on Sept. 16, 2000: on Facebook [uk], and in Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities [uk].