March 2004: Online Issue II

Ukrainian Love for their President

For Leonid Kuchma every day is like Christmas: Presents from Ukrainian people are on his daily agenda. Myroslava Keryk from Lviv unwraps some of Kuchma’s gifts for you.
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Tatjana Doduch wears a gun

The compensation from the funds for forced labour arrives in Ukraine 60 years after the atrocities committed by Nazi Germany have taken place. But the victims confront envy from their neighbours, like Tatjana Doduch. Read more

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IMOSTEN

Plotki presents the Hamburg based photo project imosten.
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When Kinder govern Slovakia

About reforms and Roma riots. As reforms cut the welfare social benefits by fifty percent, part of the Roma minority reacted violently with heavy riots. Read Marek Canek’s article and interviews made with two members of the association of social field workers in Slovakia about the current situation. Read more

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Koń – jaki jest, każdy widzi.

Visit the Encyclopedia, the brand new Plotki Project. It highlights the cultural and social significance of events, places, people, food, films, books or other objects in central-eastern Europe.  Plotki means rumours and the encyclopedia is an ideal medium of spreading them.
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Books on travel

Plotkists don’t let their books collect dust and mould on the bookshelf. No Way! We read them and recycle them. We send them on journeys. Read more about our new book project…
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Across Czech-Polish border

Low-Budget Ahoj!
Put your lonely planet “Eastern-Europe on a Shoestring” back on the shelf. Here are the real low budget tips…at least if you are planning to travel back and forth from Praha to Warszawa.
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