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· August, 2012

Stories about Ukraine from August, 2012

31 August 2012

Ukraine: Taras Polataiko's ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Project

Ukraine: Humorous Political Ad Sparks Online “Pussy Cat Riot”

After weeks of tensions caused by the adoption of the controversial Language Law and in the midst of an intense pre-election mudslinging period, Ukrainians are finally rewarded with the much-needed...

29 August 2012

Russia: Chainsaws to the Cross

RuNet Echo

On August 25, unknown parties sawed down three wooden crosses in the city of Chelyabinsk, in the Urals. The same night, another cross came down in Arkhangelsk, in the north....

14 August 2012

Ukraine: Authorities Shut Down BitTorrent Tracker Demonoid

In what is believed to be an attempt to please the United States without angering local voters, the Ukrainian authorities have shut down Demonoid, one of the world's largest BitTorrent...

6 August 2012

Ukraine: Andriy Shevchenko Retires From Football, Enters Politics

"By the standards of professional football, in which Shevchenko has [spent] his whole life, he has just transferred to another club that offered him a better contract, that's it."

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