· July, 2006

Stories about Ukraine from July, 2006

Ukraine: “But You Never Know”

  14 July 2006

LEvko of Foreign Notes writes about three different ways in which, according to experts, the situation in Ukraine may develop. “But you never know” seems to be the key phrase now, however.

Ukraine: “Fire in the Middle of a Flood”

  13 July 2006

Dan McMinn of Orange Ukraine and LEvko of Foreign Notes attempt to sort out the current political mess taking place in Ukraine. Adrian J. Erlinger of Leopolis sums it up nicely: “There is a Russian saying, something like: ‘It's like a whorehouse on fire in the middle of a flood.'”

Ukraine: Mormons and Local Women

  13 July 2006

Everybody I Love You writes about the Mormon missionaries in Kharkov and young Ukrainian women: “‘I've had babas (old women) say, ‘I don't want to speak to you about your church, but here, meet my grandaughter’.’ Polite that these young men are, the young women are often invited to English...

Ukraine: Political Crisis

  12 July 2006

Europhobia writes about the political crisis in Ukraine: “Ukraine showed signs of hope, and there is still hope there – but it could all too easily go the route of Belarus and slide slowly towards dictatorship.”

Ukraine: “Anti-Crisis Coalition”

  11 July 2006

LEvko of Foreign Notes cites Oleksandr Moroz's reasons to act in what many consider a treacherous way; he also writes about the nomination of Victor Yanukovych for prime minister's post by the new “anti-crisis coalition.” Robert Mayer of Publius Pundit has a roundup on the end of the Orange Revolution....

Ukraine: Krayina Mriy

  11 July 2006

Petro of Petro's Jotter writes about his family's visit to Krayina Mriy (“Dream Country”) world music festival that took place in Kyiv this past weekend, and argues why Ukraine isn't a “banana republic.”

Ukraine: Seeking Mayor's Help

  11 July 2006

“Dear Mayor!!! The building is falling!!! Save us!!!” Downtown Kyiv, Ukraine, July 2006 By Maidan International's New Project for Democracy This desperate attempt by residents to draw attention of Leonid Chernovetsky, the Ukrainian capital's new mayor, to their building's condition has been photographed by Maidan International's New Project for Democracy...

Ukraine: Politics and Reality

  7 July 2006

Ukraine has been without a new government since the March 26 election. A coalition between Victor Yushchenko's Our Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko's Bloc and the Socialist Party was finally formed at the end of June, but it didn't last past yesterday, when Socialist leader Oleksandr Moroz unexpectedly joined forces with the...

Ukraine: Oleksandr Moroz is Elected the Speaker

  6 July 2006

LEvko of Foreign Notes posts on the latest developments in the parliament shortly before the vote for the speaker. Socialist Oleksandr Moroz wins the position (unexpectedly for many), and LJ user vaxo (journalist Vakhtang Kipiani) sums up the situation (UKR): “The Communists – who belong in the garbage pile of...

Ukraine: Bad News For Ukraine's Orphans

  4 July 2006

Cristin of the Ukrainian Adoption Blog writes that due to heartless red tape, those willing to adopt Ukrainian children should better consider other countries: “If you aren't already completely committed to Ukraine, now is the time to look around. If you haven't even started the dossier process, do not start...

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