Wednesday, September 14, 2011


St. Andrew's Church

The "Friendship of Peoples" arch - built,  ironically, less than a decade before nationalist movements began to develop across the USSR

Pechersk Lavra

20 Years of Independence

Enormous Soviet war memorial, holding the only hammer and sickle that I've seen left around here

Rumor has it that the statue is a bit top-heavy and could collapse in the future...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Scenes from outside Prime Minister Tymoshenko's trial

Anyone who wants to understand the background on the trial of former Prime Minister and Orange Revolution figure Yulia Tymoshenko can do so here.

Tent for Tymoshenko supporter
Flag ceremony performed by Tymoshenko opponents
Opponent camp with signs calling her a thief/liar
Riot police surround a protest camp they had dismantled
"Tymoshenko has been behind bars 31 days - She has not broken"

Tymoshenko supporters demonstrating outside