With Sony unveiling a new ebook reader across Canada last weekend, I stumbled upon an e-book repository called Our Roots that is a Canadian initiative to digitize books that cover Canada’s diverse nationalities and Ukraine is quite represented!
There were so many books on the Ukrainian Canadian experience that I couldn’t possibly list them all (but that shouldn’t stop you from trying). Here are some notable ones I’ve come across:
Sorry can’t embed the video, but from BBC’s newsnight did a three-part series on Britain’s predicted world resource shortage in 2030. On their land portion of the program, they showed how numerous countries are leasing Western Ukraine’s fertile land and what it could mean for the independence of the nation:
You could call it the latest foreign invasion. No tanks this time, but a state-of-the-art agricultural army is on the move.
In large swathes of the country fleets of ultra-modern combine harvesters are bringing in the harvest from new mega farms.
But it is not Ukrainian money and know-how which is driving this agricultural revolution. It is foreign governments and companies.
Richard Spinks’ company is centred in fertile western Ukraine
The Libyans are negotiating for land here, as are the Russians and others.
Many governments are looking to secure land overseas as a way to ensure the food supply to their country does not fail.
Ukrainian Festival speaks of food, fun and freedom Asbury Park
37th St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Festival draws crowds MPNnow.com
Photo Gallery from Toronto Ukrainian festival insidetoronto.com
Ukrainian Independence (w/ video) – Binghamton, NY Sadly this is Binghamton’s first Independence day without Maria Zobniw who was murdered earlier this Spring in the Binghamton shootings.
Edit: Added some more videos
Kyiv Military Parade
Official reception by Chicago mayor
St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church
On August 24, 2001 the Ukrainian parliament passed a declaration of independence, establishing Ukraine as a democratic state.
President Victor Yushchenko criticised domestic and foreign detractors on Monday and said Ukraine needed strong institutions to parry threats to its future prosperity.
"I choose a strong state, strength and dignity, to put in their place not only our local feudals but also foreign overlords who want to set down how we should live," Yushchenko said in his 25-minute address. "I choose a full-fledged future for our country in the future of a united Europe."
For the second year running, several thousand servicemen paraded down Kiev’s main thoroughfare, Khreshchatyk Street, and about three dozen aircraft, fighters, bombers and large military transports, roared overhead.
Taras (as usual) provides excellent local coverage of the military parade. Also, Putin congratulates Tymoshenko on Ukraine’s Independence Day. Science Centric looks at Russian-Ukrainian inter-ethnic relations 18 years on: