Category Archives: Ukraine

Chernobyl’s Wildlife

If you’re expecting two-headed cows or glowing deer, sorry, that’s not what’s here. National Geographic’s John Wendle has an article on the resurgence of wildlife in the Chernobyl area, following the evacuation of all people since the 1986 nuclear disaster … Continue reading

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Wanted by Police for Visiting a Library

No, this isn’t Fahrenheit 451. This is modern-day Russia. Police are looking for visitors – as far as 18 years ago – of a Ukrainian library in Moscow. This comes in a crackdown of supposed anti-Russian sentiment, with Ukrainian sympathy being … Continue reading

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Volodymyr Hroisman – Ukraine’s New Prime Minister

As an update to the news earlier this week here, the Ukrainian Parliament has approved the appointment of Volodymyr Hroisman (also spelled Groysman) as the new Prime Minister of Ukraine. He is the 16th Prime Minister since it’s establishment in 1990. He … Continue reading

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In the News: Ukraine’s Prime Minister Resigns

Earlier this week, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk resigned amid pressure and supposed corruption in the Ukrainian government. This is a huge move, as the country is already struggling politically both with domestic and international affairs. As the New York … Continue reading

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From Lenin Street to Lennon Street to … Slovyans’ka Street

As an update to this post: Local residents and authorities recently refused to rename the Ukrainian street in Kalyny after the Beetles co-founder, as a nationwide trend to desovietize the nation. Formerly, the street was named after Soviet leader Vladimir … Continue reading

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Trade a Ukrainian Pilot for Terrorists? U.S. Says No

As the Nadiya Savchenko drama continues to unfold (click here and here to catch up), we have yet another update. However, it doesn’t actually get us anywhere. From The Moscow Times: President Vladimir Putin might like to trade convicted Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko … Continue reading

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Update on Savchenko: Russia Adamant on Her Release

A small update from my previous post; last we heard, Nadiya Savchenko’s lawyer stated that there were “very good signals” that the Ukrainian pilot, who was recently sentenced to 22 years imprisonment by a Russian court, would be released through an … Continue reading

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