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· October, 2011

Stories about Ukraine from October, 2011

Ukraine: “We Are Europeans”

Ordinary Ukrainians are using citizen media and social networks to voice their commitment to European values and organize rallies in support of Ukraine's European orientation. Veronica Khokhlova reports.

Ukraine: Best Ukrainian Blog Awards Competition Launched

Watcher.com.ua [uk], a Ukrainian Internet business and social media marketing website, launches [uk] Best Ukrainian Blog Awards (BUBA). Participants may be nominated and voted for by Internet users between Oct....

Ukraine: Petroleum Sets Fire to Party of Regions Tactics

LEvko of Foreign Notes writes about a rising scandal in Ukraine, where the governing Party of Regions allegedly used a petroleum trade scam to finance the party during election campaigns.

Ukraine: Turning into a European Pariah?

Jonathan Hibberd of Chicken in Kiev addresses how Ukrainian politicians are increasingly becoming a pariah in the European Union, following the verdict of opposition leader Yulia Timoshenko.

Russia: Soccer Team Qualifies for Euro 2012 – “On To Ukraine and Poland!!!”

The 2012 UEFA European Football Championship is referred to by some as 'Polkraine 2012' since it will be held in both Poland and Ukraine. Russia officially qualified with a 6-0...

Ukraine: Reactions to Yulia Tymoshenko's Sentencing

BlogActiv.eu, Foreign Notes (here and here), OdessaBlog and OpenDemocracy.com comment, among other issues, on the implications of the Oct. 11 sentencing of ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko for the EU-Ukraine relations. Ukrainiana...

Ukraine: New Documentary Highlights the Klitschko Brothers’ Lives and Careers

Popularly dubbed "The Klitschko Brothers", Ukrainians Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko have dominated the heavyweight boxing division since Lennox Lewis retired in 2004. However, their production of an autobiographical documentary film,...

Ukraine: Interview With Author Vasyl Shklyar

Brian Spadora‘s RFE/RL interview with the Ukrainian novelist Vasyl Shklyar – who “has attracted a lot of attention in Ukraine this year both for his bestselling novel, Black Raven, as...

Ukraine: Anti- and Pro-Tymoshenko Camps on Khreshchatyk

Alexander Motyl of Ukraine's Orange Blues writes about the pro- and anti-Yulia Tymoshenko camps thathave for months occupied the block near the court where the ex-PM is being tried. According...

Ukraine: “Tension is Growing”

Foreign Notes reviews Ukraine's relationship with Gazprom prior to Yulia Tymoshenko's 2009 deal (“for which she may be jailed for seven years”); quotes economist and politician Oleksandra Kuzhel on the...

Ukraine: President Yanukovych in The Simpsons?

The newest episode of cartoon The Simpsons went viral in Ukraine after it humorously portrayed the country and a Kiev mafioso named Victor, who, as many netizens pointed out, resembled...

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