Visiting Kharkov Ukraine

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One place on my must visit list is Kharhov Ukraine. Fast becoming a popular destination for tourists and business travelers, Kharhov is the second largest city in Ukraine.

Snipers with high-powered rifles in Ukraine “uprising”

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Several western news agencies circulated reports and pictures from the “uprising”, better termed illegal coup, in Kiev, Ukraine, claiming that there were people with high-powered rifles in action. politics Ukraine

Milla Jovovich Helps Victims of Violence in Ukraine


Milla Jovovich, actress and model born in Kiev, Ukraine, has offered to help those affected by the violent protests in her home country. The “Resident Evil” star was born to a Read More The post Milla Jovovich Helps Victims of Violence in Ukraine appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Soros urges EU to give more support to Ukraine and not concentrate on Greece

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democracy EU fake democracy Greece Soros Ukraineby Michael Smith (Veshengro) An unelected (please insert your own choice of expletive here) of a billionaire tells the European Union what to do. Sorry, run that by me again very slowly.

Pamela Anderson Calls Out Ukraine for Stray Dog Slaughter


Pamela Anderson is calling out the Ukraine and the UEFA to take action over the 'street-cleaning squads' that slaughter homeless animals. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News pamela anderson

Escalating Ukraine conflict could impact Chernobyl’s radiation shield

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An escalating conflict between Ukraine and Russia could impact the construction of Chernobyl’s radiation shield. But the economic crisis in Ukraine, following the revolution and the ongoing conflict with Russia, could delay the construction with up to two years.

“Before & Now—Kiev’s Independence Square—Ukraine.” [Photo Composite]

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Read the full story, now: we’ll post updates here. Relephant: *Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good

Humans of Humanity: Humans of New York Photographer Goes on World Tour. {Photos}

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Chernobyl's new sarcophagus

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On April 26, it will be 25 years since the level 7 accident at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukraine - and a quarter of a century on, the accident isn't over yet. Cheap electricity isn't so cheap after all

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Alexei Navalny & the Anti-Corruption Movement in Russia

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) If we remember that the Maidan “demonstrations”, which led to the problems, which is still expressing it mildly, in the Ukraine also started claiming to be an anti-corruption movement.

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Brave Female Paralympic Rower: Oksana Masters in ESPN Body Issue [Nude]

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Oksana Masters: born in Ukraine with radiation-related birth defects that eventually resulted in her having her legs amputated after she was adopted […]. View post on She overcame so much, to stand—yes, stand—at the top of her class.

Vestas wins Ukrainian order for 90 MW

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18/2012 of 27 April 2012 Vestas, the world leader in wind energy, is pleased to announce another sale in the key emerging market of Ukraine. The DTEK Group is the largest privately owned, vertically integrated energy company in Ukraine with a portfolio of coal and electricity generation and sales. DTEK is the energy division of System Capital Management (SCM) holding, one of Ukraine's leading financial and industrial groups. DTEK Group orders 30 V112-3.0

How 36 million pounds of soybeans treated with pesticide became 'organic'

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A shipment of 36 million pounds of soybeans sailed late last year from Ukraine to Turkey to California. Along the way, it underwent a remarkable transformation. The cargo began as ordinary soybeans, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post.

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Russia issues temporary ban on beef from New Zealand

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Moscow introduced the measure in 2014 in response to sanctions imposed by the US, EU and their allies over Russia’s alleged role in the Ukraine crisis.

I guess I didn't realize there was an export ban on natural gas

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The hand-wringing over what to do to help Ukraine has had a very positive impact on the U.S.  While the Wall Street Journal this morning wrote that western politicians are working on a variety of options to help “loosen Russia’s energy stranglehold on Ukraine” including “larger exports of U.S.-made oil and gas industry. Politicians  Politicians like Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) are seizing on the crisis to call for a lifting of the ban on U.S.

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Are European news media trying to incite a civil war in USA?

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I know it worked so well in the Ukraine, in Egypt, in Libya, and in Syria, didn't it, to create failed states which can then be taken over by the neoliberal elite in Europe and elsewhere with one particular person and his organizations in the forefront.

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Nationalism is an infantile disease

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Ever since around November 2014 we are seeing more and more of this regression to infancy in many countries around the world, from Ukraine over Germany to many other countries in the European Union and outside of it. In many countries, including Britain, right-wing fascist parties, have made serious inroads in recent elections and at times popular uprisings against previous regimes have been hijacked by right-wing neo-fascist groups and parties, such as in the case of the Ukraine.

Ellen’s Celebrity Samsung Selfie at the Oscars? I prefer this one.

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For more: This isn’t Ukraine, or Venezuela, this is Turkey right now – 38 pictures from the renewed Anti Government Protests ( Turkey clashes after 15 year old boy hurt […]. Via (RT it!) “Ellen’s selfie is beaten by Turkish protesters’ selfie. Taken under arrest. In a Police van.” ” Well, not beaten: Ellen’s Selfie is at 3,390,365 retweets.

The European Christmas Bird Count

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These globally threatened raptors breed from Ukraine eastward through Siberia and only a few come to overwinter here. I remember studying the map of countries participating in the i nternational mid-winter w aterbird c ensus, where the USA wasn’t marked.

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Meet Vladimir Putin, a new convert to the locavore movement

Green (Living) Review

This is an act of retaliation against those countries that placed sanctions on Russia following the attack on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine. Who needs Italian wine, English cheddar, and German sausages? Obviously not Russia.

7 Reasons Why Nuclear Waste Is Dangerous


Following the Chernobyl accident, scientists could monitor some of the radiation effects on the most exposed human populations from Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. Shortly after the incident, the rate of children born with deformities in Ukraine increased threefold [10].

Große russische Getreideernten verschärfen internationalen Wettbewerb

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Andere Wettbewerber um Kunden in Nordafrika und dem Mittleren Osten sind die Ukraine, Rumänien. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Russland, einer der größten Weizenexporteure der Welt, erwartet in diesem Sommer erneut eine große Getreideernte.

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Eight More Detained in Russia After Arctic Oil Protest


The activists detained today are from Brazil, Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden, the UK, and the Ukraine. A further eight Greenpeace International activists have been detained for two months in Russia pending an investigation into possible charges of piracy.

Ukranian Coal Plant “Facelift” Actually Means More Pollution

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Thankfully, the National Ecological Centre of Ukraine (NECU) has done the work for them by  releasing a report on the project and the errors in USTDA’s analysis. Burstyn Thermal Power Plant, photo courtesy NECU. The U.S.

Is the EU about to ship all Gypsies in member states to Russia?

Green (Living) Review

According to, the possibility of an agreement by which Europe’s Roma will be dispatched to the Russian Federation and possibly Ukraine was going to be the subject of upcoming discussions between the EU and the Russian Federation, a step France and several East European countries support but the Germany reportedly opposes.

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Quinoa and how our use impacts of the people whose food it is

Green (Living) Review

It is a little like bringing in firewood into Britain for sustainable heating from as far away as Poland, the Ukraine and Western Russia.

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Critically Endangered: Sociable Lapwing

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Reasons for their decline include steppes being turned into arable fields – the reason they disappeared from Ukraine and European Russia, on migration they are hunted with guns and falcons, and on their wintering grounds natural habitat is dwindling in the absence of once large herds of wild ungulates (one should try to see these animals as gardeners of a well-kept landscape). Gujarat, December 2010. Target for today: critically endangered Sociable Lapwing ( Vanellus gregarius ).

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Slovakia's Energy Dilemma


The implosion of the USSR in December 1991 produced massive economic "collateral damage" in its East European allies, as they simultaneously sought both to assert their new-found independence and draw closer to their potential European allies on the western side of 1946's "Iron Curtain.".

We are Just Money Grubbers

10,000 Birds

The Greater Spotted Eagle mostly breeds from Ukraine eastward and in Serbia is only a rare but regular wintering species (several birds are recorded every winter). Out of just under 200 bird species I observed this year in SE Europe, there are 6 threatened species.

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Spring 'Round the World

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Private utility companies

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This, as far as I see it, is a real serious and even dangerous situation and can be seen on a nearly annual basis as regards to the threats of the gas supplies being cut from Russia, via the Ukraine, with Russia always blaming the Ukraine for this and the supposed non-payment by the Ukraine for the gas that they consume. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Utilities such as water, gas, electricity, and such like, should be part of the publicly owned portfolio of a nation.

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Caspian Gull: The continental gull

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Because the species ranges from the western shore of the Black Sea in a broad band across southern Ukraine and through Kazakhstan to the Altai, a region that may have the Caspian Sea in its centre but is not characterized by it as much as by its predominant biome: steppes.

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Adventure Bad-Ass Sarah Outen to Row, Cycle From London to London Solo

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Once on dry land, she’ll cycle through France, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, China and then into Russia. Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

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In defense of the sycamore

Green (Living) Review

Acer pseudoplatanus , the sycamore maple, is a species of maple native to Central Europe and Southwestern Asia, from France eastwards to Ukraine, and south in mountains to northern Spain, northern Turkey, and the Caucasus.

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Book Review: Spillover – Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

10,000 Birds

My parents are in England, should I be worried about the conflict on the other side of Europe in the Ukraine?” It’s six weeks to the day till I go to Africa, and of late conversations about the subject have taken a reliable and predictable detour. “Aren’t I worried about Ebola?” ” To which I reply “No, not personally.” ” I’ll sometimes add “It’s in West Africa, I’ll be in South Africa.

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Some Yummy-scented Winter Birding

10,000 Birds

The idea behind the visit was to read as many plastic leg rings as possible and among some 30,000 gulls, in three hours the four of us managed to read more than 40 rings, including some Caspian Gulls from Ukraine and to find the first European Herring Gull for Serbia (when I started birding, there were Herring Gulls all around, but two splits later, they are a rarity down here). Not so long ago, there was a question on this blog : which is the most interesting gull in the world?

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25 years after Chernobyl -lest we forget


As Japan battles to prevent a meltdown at its earthquake-hit Fukushima Daini nuclear plant, the people of Ukraine are preparing to mark the 25th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear accident. Earlier this month Reuters published a story by Olzhas Auyezov and Richard Balmforth that we thought was so good it deserved to be repeated- often. So we have reproduced a big chunk of it below.

15 Strategies to Reduce Deforestation


Greentumble has written even about the spread of illegal deforestation in Romania due to the corrupt government, or total destruction of forests in Ukraine for the amber mining , and reported on the scale of deforestation in the United States as well. Forests are one of the most important.

Nuclear Energy Pros and Cons


This was the case after the Chernobyl accident in the Ukraine in 1986 and the meltdown at Fukushima in Japan during 2011. For example, the Chernobyl accident of 1986 in Ukraine was the worst nuclear accident in history. The etymology of the word “nuclear” comes.

It is not possible to make peace with capitalism

Green (Living) Review

and the issue over the Ukraine, are all about oil and other natural resources, primarily for the US corporations. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) As the late Bob Crow said: “I didn't become a trade unionist just to tweak capitalism. I want to smash capitalism and every rotten thing it stands for.” When parties like the Social Democrats and the British Labour Party talk about making capitalism more human, giving capitalism a social conscience, and such, this is absolute and utter baloney.

Make toys with and for your kids instead of buying toys

Green (Living) Review

It dates to the Paleolithic period, being found in Ukraine dating from 18,000 BC.

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How Israel’s agtech is feeding the world

Green Prophet

So far, Taranis has raised $30 million since its launch in 2014 , mainly from American and Israeli ventures, and it provides its services to large farmers all over the world, in countries such as the US, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Russia, Ukraine, and Australia.

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Another Global Financial Institution Moves Beyond Coal

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Trade and Development Agency shelved plans for a controversial new coal plant in the Ukraine ( [link] ). It’s official: international financial institutions (IFIs) don’t see any place for coal in a 21st-clean energy economy.