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Ukrainian Nazi Mystery Photo - Please help identify this photo!

A friend of mine purchased a random box of photos from a Brooklyn yard sale over the weekend. Deep within the collection were several photos depicting life during and immediately after WWII. Based on the photos we have been able to piece together that they most likely belonged to a member of the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Galician). [more inside]
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot on Sep 30, 2014 - 5 answers

Night in the Borispil Airport in Kiev. What to do?

My travel plans got all mixed up and I've got a surprise 16hr layover tonight in the Borispil airport, outside Kiev, Ukraine. What should I do while I'm here? [more inside]
posted by raeka on Jul 25, 2014 - 2 answers

I want my European vacation more brutal!

My husband and I love pictures of old modern and brutalist weird architecture in Eastern Europe. We'd love to see it. But travel agents and tours focus on blue waters and quaint villages. Is there a "show me the concrete weirdness" travel option I'm missing for two people who don't like the traditional postcards, but both almost failed college Russian? [more inside]
posted by Gucky on Apr 18, 2014 - 10 answers

Why does Russia want Crimea?

Beyond affinity with Crimea's Russian-speaking majority, what does Russia stand to gain, strategically speaking, from control in the region? Succinct explanation or links to good explanatory articles are much appreciated. [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Mar 3, 2014 - 20 answers

Are the Ukraine protestors really right wing?

I'm looking for some in depth analysis of the Ukraine protest movement. Specifically, the degree to which the nationalist right wing are involved and where they fit into the new government. [more inside]
posted by MuffinMan on Mar 3, 2014 - 5 answers

Find photos of those killed in Ukraine's Maidan protests?

Does anyone know where I can find individual photos of those people who have died during the recent protests on the Maidan in Kyiv, Ukraine? [more inside]
posted by Kabanos on Feb 28, 2014 - 2 answers

How to have beer delivered in Ukraine?

I want to thank co-workers in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine by sending them some high quality beer. Is there a store or service that would accept an order by credit card and deliver to their door?
posted by scose on Dec 11, 2013 - 2 answers

How do I buy a Ukranian folk artist's print - Maria Primachenko?

I fell in love this week with Maria Primachenko who is just so so good, like staring at the pictures on my screen in wonder and delight, and I badly want a full-size or at least reasonably large print to frame - I love them all, so any of her works would do. All I can find are some dubious quality replicas at Wahooart, but I'll settle for postcards at this point. I can't find any of the books or albums about her on my usual book source searches either. Any ideas?
posted by viggorlijah on Oct 20, 2013 - 7 answers

Ukraine social issues for documentary

I am teaching a documentary class in Kiev at the end of the month. Students will work together to create several projects around a single issue. I am looking for topics of a social nature for them to explore. Last year they focused on the issue of cigarette smuggling. Any suggestions for further exploration would greatly be appreciated. Thanks.
posted by captainscared on Apr 29, 2013 - 3 answers

Eastern Europe two week jaunt

Help me plan my Eastern Europe trip this Summer [more inside]
posted by Hurst on May 1, 2012 - 3 answers

Cashing a check in Ukraine

Need to cash a security deposit check, but the person whose name is on the check is in Ukraine. [more inside]
posted by AlexanderPetros on Jan 31, 2012 - 7 answers

The broad Dnieper roars and moans.

This should be simple enough: where can a US resident find a good selection of books in Ukrainian? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Jan 15, 2012 - 5 answers

How to use a translator on a budget?

Lost in Ukranian Translation: How can I best utilize a Ukranian to English Translator for only portions of a trip? [more inside]
posted by VT@MU on Feb 15, 2011 - 4 answers

"For Grigori, I sold goat" -- A Christmas Mystery

Did I get forwarded a letter from eastern Europe, or is this the most beautiful gotcha ever? [more inside]
posted by timsteil on Dec 14, 2010 - 65 answers

Urgent Ukrainian visa question...

Hideous Azerbaijan/Ukrainian visa snafu- urgent advice needed! [more inside]
posted by the duck by the oboe on Oct 15, 2010 - 6 answers

What does this awesome 105-year-old Armenian-language Austro-Hungarian postcard say?

I just bought a postcard written in what looks like Armenian sent from what is now Lviv to what is now Chernivtsi (in what is now Ukraine), sometime between 1905 and (I'm guessing from the stamp) the end of the First World War/Austrian rule of Galicia. What does it say? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Aug 25, 2010 - 22 answers

Ballin' Worldwide

How do I play professionally for (another) international basketball team? [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo on Jan 27, 2010 - 2 answers

Six Degrees in Kiev and Bacon

I'll be in Lviv and Kiev, Ukraine and Lublin, Poland for the last two weeks of January, and I'm curious about food and sightseeing options. [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Jan 12, 2010 - 6 answers

Poles from Lviv/Lwow - emigration or forced resettlement?

At the end of World War II, would a Polish-ethnicity girl/young woman and her family from Lwów/Lviv have been given the option of moving west of the Curzon line to post-war Poland, or would they have been forcibly resettled? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Oct 25, 2009 - 8 answers

Supposes my toeses?

Can someone help me figure out the meaning of this toe-based Eastern European nursery rhyme? [more inside]
posted by gallusgallus on Sep 9, 2009 - 8 answers

Gifts to bring to an office in Ukraine from the US?

Gifts to bring to an office in Ukraine from the US? [more inside]
posted by phoenixy on Aug 2, 2009 - 5 answers

When people say "the Ukraine", is the "the" incorrect?

Pete's hot new girlfriend is Ukranian. Pete's hot new girlfriend is from Ukraine. Pete's hot new girlfriend is from the Ukraine. I've heard all 3, and the third, with the "the" - is that correct? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on May 7, 2009 - 29 answers

Russian brides via the internet - do they work?

I have a friend whose friends are Russian brides who got married via an internet site. I'm wondering how long these types of marriages tend to last and what they are like. Are there any blogs or research about experiences of these kinds of relationships?
posted by vizsla on Jan 13, 2009 - 19 answers

Where to Stay in Kiev, Ukraine?

Kiev, Ukraine, accomodations in mid May. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by zaelic on Apr 22, 2007 - 2 answers

I'm chicken 'bout kyev

I'm thinking about moving to Kyev. [more inside]
posted by monkey!knife!fight! on Jan 21, 2007 - 5 answers

need a local in unkraine to do a cemetary photo shoot.

Help me find someone in ukraine that would take pictures of old tombstones in a small town. [more inside]
posted by Izzmeister on Jul 26, 2006 - 8 answers

Polish/Ukrainian Film Recommendations

I'd like recommendations for Polish or Ukrainian historical documentaries or fact-based films. [more inside]
posted by rinkjustice on Jul 19, 2006 - 6 answers

How do I get my hijacked domain back?

My website domain went to the Ukraine. Any chance of getting it back? [more inside]
posted by slater on Jun 18, 2006 - 17 answers

Ukranian wedding customs, what to know?

A friend of mine (from the U.S.) is marrying a woman from the Ukraine in a month or so. His mother is throwing her a bridal shower in the States and I'd like to make her feel welcome... [more inside]
posted by absquatulate on Mar 10, 2006 - 13 answers

Giant sausages full of what?

In this photo, does anybody know what these bicycle riders are transporting in the giant sausages? Does the Russian caption (which I don't read) explain it?
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts on Jan 24, 2006 - 14 answers

No, it is not the theme to Tetris.

NameThatRussianFolkTuneFilter: a friend into shortwave radio picked up this song over the airwaves, recorded it to tape for posterity, and has been transfixed since -- but doesn't know what it is or who's singing. It's a long-shot, but can someone ID this?
posted by I EAT TAPAS on Jul 11, 2005 - 9 answers

LondonSatelliteTelevisionFilter

She's from Ukraine. I'm from the States. We'll be living in London, UK for the foreseeable future. Are there any satellite television options that will allow us to view programs broadcast from our respective home countries? [more inside]
posted by Optamystic on May 29, 2005 - 7 answers

graduate student searching for grant money to support a research project in Ukraine

I am a graduate student searching for grant money to support a research project in Ukraine this summer. I don't go to a fancy school and i've never done this before (more inside). [more inside]
posted by milkman on Jan 20, 2005 - 8 answers

Ukraine vs. The Ukraine

Ukraine vs. The Ukraine. Is the latter outdated now that Ukraine is an independent nation? Do Ukranians feel strongly about the difference? I hear people refer to it both ways.
posted by hal incandenza on Nov 26, 2004 - 6 answers

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