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December 02, 2004

Ukraine Backgrounder

One of the best overviews I've seen for Ukraine's history and politics is at Wikipedia.

Also check out:
Wikipedia: Ukraine
Wikipedia: Verkhovna Rada
Ukraine Constitution in English
Ukraine History Timeline
Map of Ukraine
Three Language Map

And, if you can get to a library or bookstore, Borderland: A Journey Through the History of Ukraine by Anna Reid is a very moving and readable history of Ukraine.

(Especially for Helena. *grin*)


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Thank you for nominating me for the Wizbang awards. It was such a surprise and I smiled from ear to ear. Thanks, you are too kind. I hope all is well with you and God bless.

Posted by: happy at December 3, 2004 02:49 AM

Thank you for your great blog. I believe that this type of communication spreads understanding and works as an additional support to nonviolent transformations.

Best wishes
See you at Maidan!

Posted by: raulkyyv at December 3, 2004 04:31 AM

So are you saying Subtelny's book isn't readable?

Posted by: Paul Baxter at December 3, 2004 04:52 AM

Agree - BORDERLANDS is excellent; we read it some time ago on the recommendation of our son. Have recommended it to others who are interested in history.

Posted by: FLGrandma at December 3, 2004 03:41 PM

Good morning from here in California, and it is a Good Morning Indeed (just read the news. Thanks again for the info "for Helena". I ordered two books "Borderland and also there was a deal if you get two, the other was 'The Ukrainians"?. Looked good. Also downloaded the Wikepedia stuff to favorites..lots and lots of homework for me, glanced thru yesterday, too exhausted to do more, had an amazing amount of information..Thank you so much and anyone else who reccommended these sites and book. I will also pass these on to my daughter and my mom. She was desperately looking for a good map, Ukraine has changed alot since she lived there..with the new news, maybe use as a "future travel guide"? I noticed some other good sites for newbe's like me. I'll check them out...God Bless you all, and take care>>Helena

Posted by: Helena at December 3, 2004 05:43 PM

If an objective history is ever written about this explosion of freedom in Ukraine, you and the other bloggers will be commemorated as the likes of Patrick Henry or the Cicero of your time. Keeping the world informed and creating an international community of people who care about your country's progress are major factors, I believe, in your ultimate success. Thank you.

Posted by: Ed Little at December 3, 2004 10:52 PM

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