The World: It's a dog's life in Kiev

A Ukrainian woman rummages in rubbish bins in Kiev's Independence Square for scraps to feed the many homeless dogs she has taken in.

Mrs Chirac unveils memorial to artist

Mrs Chirac unveils memorial to artist

Football: Dynamo Kiev contest ban

Aalborg were thrust on to the European stage yesterday in the aftermath of the "fur coats" bribe scandal involving Dynamo Kiev. Uefa, football's European governing body, announced the Danish champions would replace Dynamo in this season's Champions' League, assuming a ban on the Ukrainian champions is confirmed.

CHEKHOV ANECDOTES

Moray House Theatre (venue 168), 37 Holyrood Road (0131-556 0102) 8.35pm; to 27 Aug

Oles Gonchar

Oles Gonchar was the author of some 20 novels, translated into every important European language, and a dedicated politician in his native Ukraine.

Crimean coup

Crimean coup

HowWe Met IRINA RATUSHINSKAYA AND IGOR GERASCHENKO

When we grew up, Igor was special - but only as a friend We were under no illusions about the possibility of arrest

Ice Hockey: Devils stand the heat

JOHN LAWLESS, Cardiff Devils' player-coach, wrote in the club's programme before this weekend's European Cup quarter-finals: 'The whole game plan will be based on the three Ds - defence, discipline and desire.' Add a fourth D - for delight.

Letter: Tourism in Kiev is neither easy nor cheap

Sir: I read your advertisement ('Independent/Lufthansa two- for-one offer', 27 September) about Kiev with growing amazement. Certainly your writer has not visited this beautiful city as an independent traveller.

East-west rupture threatens Ukraine after election upset: With the country approaching collapse, 'it was a choice of more of the same or change. People voted for change'

WHEN Ukraine declared itself independent two-and-a-half years ago it gave itself a new flag, renamed the Lenin Museum at the end of Kiev's main avenue as the House of Ukraine, and hid the Bolshevik leader under a 20ft-plywood box covered with pink cloth.

Out of Ukraine: Where jokes about Leonid Brezhnev have no grave side

KIEV - A sure sign that history is no longer stuck on fast-forward is Brezhnev jokes. I encountered the revival in a village off the road from the Ukrainian capital of Kiev to the city of Kharkiv. The name is Teplivka. The 1,100 Ukrainian peasants who live there call home the Lenin Collective Farm.

Kravchuk ahead

President Leonid Kravchuk beat his former prime minister in the first round of Ukraine's presidential election, according to unofficial returns but could face an uphill struggle to win a run-off next month, Reuter reports from Kiev. Mr Kravchuk won 38 per cent of the vote ahead of Leonid Kuchma, who took 32 per cent.

Ukraine tough on Crimea

(First Edition)

Kiev and Moscow risk 'a Bosnia in Crimea'

UKRAINE'S acting prime minister, Yefim Zvyagilsky, began emergency talks with the Russian Prime Minister, Viktor Chernomyrdin, about the future of Crimea yesterday. Tension rose sharply at the weekend over the fate of the peninsula, which now belongs to Ukraine despite its centuries-old links to Russia. Diplomats warned of another Bosnia if the politicians fail to find an acceptable solution.

Crimea tense

Tension in Crimea mounted when the Ukrainian peninsula's pro- Russian leadership accused Kiev of attempting a 'military coup' and considered measures moving it closer to secession, Reuter reports from Simferopol. There were reports that Ukraine had dispatched 1,000 crack troops to Crimea but Ukrainian authorities dismissed the reports as fantasy.
Latest stories from i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Seven Cities of Italy
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Prague, Budapest and Vienna
Lake Garda
Minoan Crete and Santorini
Prices correct as of 17 April 2015
Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

How a costume drama became a Sunday night staple
Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers as he pushes Tories on housing

Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
Aviation history is littered with grand failures - from the the Bristol Brabazon to Concorde - but what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?

Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence