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· September, 2011

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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....

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...

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