Ukraine blogging

by Maria on September 25, 2006

I’m on a bit of a busman’s holiday. I’m part of a study tour to the Ukraine that involves meeting policy makers, NGOs and media people in Kiev and the Crimea, and deepening international links both ways. So I’ve set up a group-blog for people on the tour and also fellows of the 21st Century Trust to share and discuss what we learn about this amazing country. I’ll be here for the next 10 days and hope to be blogging about it, or helping my fellow study-tourers blog about it pretty much every day. So I’d really appreciate it if you could take a moment to hope over to Ukraine Study Tour Blog and check in on us, leave a comment, or just have a nose around. While I’m here, I’m also going to cross-post here at CT the occasional piece about Ukraine to spread the love around and also entice CT-readers to look a little closer.

Also, while I’m at it, I may as well add that I’ve now been in Kiev for 24 hours and have pretty much fallen in love with it. Salo and black bread washed down with neat vodka may have brought on the most dramatic migraine I’ve had in a while. But now that it’s passed, I can’t help thinking it was worth it. Who’d have thought garlicky lard could taste so damn good?



P O'Neill 09.25.06 at 1:40 pm

Maria, fix the typo in the url to the group blog.


Maria 09.25.06 at 2:03 pm

It’s done! Thanks, m


Matt 09.25.06 at 2:11 pm

Blah! Salo is very hasty. Not as bad a kholodets, but gross anyway.


Doug 09.25.06 at 2:36 pm

Also on typos, the “the” before “Ukraine” in the first sentence is not current usage.


Ajax 09.26.06 at 7:16 am

Re: the Financial Times (your subsequent post): The FT’s foreign coverage has always been very good. There was a time when many journalists on the FT seemed to moonlight for “Marxism Today”, or perhaps the reverse.


Maria 09.28.06 at 2:10 am

Did I put in ‘the’? Weird, because I never do in speech.

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