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· March, 2006

Stories about Ukraine from March, 2006

Russia: “The 9th Platoon”

Charlie Ganske of Russia Blog reviews “The 9th Platoon,” an extremely expensive and popular Russian movie about the 1980s war in Afghanistan.

Ukraine: To Debate or Not To Debate?

Oleksandr of Messages From Canada explains why he thinks Ukrainian politicians have to take part in pre-election debates and why many aren't willing to. He concludes: “Dear leaders of political...

Ukraine: Election Pancakes and Hot Dogs

Stephan Clark of Everybody I Love You compares free pancakes served in Kharkiv on Maslenitsa in order to advertise Ukrainian political parties to “that great American political tradition, the parking...

Ukraine: Demographic Situation

LEvko at Foreign Notes writes about the demographic situation in Ukraine, an ever depressing topic.

Ukraine: New Customs Rules For Transnistria

Dan McMinn of Orange Ukraine writes about Ukraine's relationship with Transnistria: cracking down “on smuggled goods out of a country whose economy is based on smuggling” – and the reactions...

Ukraine: Freedom of Information Campaign

Maidan: An Internet Hub for Citizens Action Network in Ukraine reprints Stephen Bandera's report on Ukrainian freedom of information activists and their campaign to publicize secret governmental documents “that bear...

Russia: FedEx Alternative

Yuri Mamchur of Russia Blog writes about a cheaper Russian alternative to FedEx, UPS and other such services – and a faster and more secure alternative to the local post...

Ukraine: Potential Yushchenko-Yanukovych Coalition

Dan McMinn at Orange Ukraine writes about the potential Yushchenko-Yanukovych coalition following the March 26 election: “As Taras Kuzio, among others, has repeatedly said, one of the greatest failings of...

Ukraine: Election-Rigging Expert Expects Election To Be Rigged

Victor Yanukovych, an election-rigging “expert,” says the upcoming parliamentary election will be rigged, despite victory forecasts for his party. Scott W. Clark of Foreign Notes comments on this unwise campaign...

Ukraine: Taras Shevchenko's Birthday 5 Years Ago

March 9 is the 192nd anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko, Ukraine's national poet. Two translations of his best-known poem, The Testament, are posted at Orange Revolution. Peter Byrne...

Ukraine: Jackson-Vanik Amendment Scrapped

Dan McMinn of Orange Ukraine reports that Ukraine is finally going to have “normal trade relations status with the United States,” after the House of Representatives passed legislation yesterday “to...

Central & Eastern Europe: International Women's Day

March 8 has been an official day off in Russia and Ukraine, and here are some bloggers’ reactions to the holiday – in Russia and Ukraine, as well as elsewhere...

Ukraine: Rinat Akhmetov and Freedom of the Press

Rinat Akhmetov, one of Ukraine's richest men, is running for parliament now; an online publication attempts to dig into his past; Akhmetov's U.S. lawyers accuse the publication of “spreading slanderous...

Ukraine: Election Gifts

Christopher of From Ukraine With Love writes on how good the upcoming election is for a small-town Ukrainian school – good in a twisted sort of way: “From how it’s...

Ukraine: Our Ukraine's Rumored Future Alliance With Regions of Ukraine

LEvko at Foreign Notes writes of the comparatively inconspicuous campaigning style of Victor Yushchenko's Our Ukraine Bloc, which alienates potential voters but may prove not harmful to the politicians in...

Ukraine: Dirty Campaign Tricks

Oleksandr of Messages From Canada writes about the futility of certain election campaign tricks: “I think they all forget that Orange Revolution in 2004 proved again and again the fact...

Ukraine: Less Than A Month Before the Election

Dan McMinn of Orange Ukraine looks at Ukraine's pre-election politics and how it relates to real life (or not).

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