Where there is no law, but every man does what is right in his own eyes, there is the least of real liberty
Henry M. Robert

№27, (2005)

13.09.2005 - 00:00

Those Who Were Tortured to Death Are Standing behind Us

Two important events have just taken place in Kyiv, as reported by The Day: the launch of the book Death of the Land. Holodomor in Ukraine: 1932-33, written by a team of Italian researchers, and the...
13.09.2005 - 00:00

Ukrainian Vanguard

Do you know that the most advanced musicians of the electronic vanguard in Kyiv and Kharkiv have rallied around a small independent music label called Next Sound? To those who might raise an eyebrow...
13.09.2005 - 00:00

The Buried Revolution

Last Thursday the three-day crisis in the ranks of Ukraine’s leadership reached its climax: in a televised appearance President Yushchenko sacked his government amid a spate of resignations and...
13.09.2005 - 00:00

Chicken God at Villa BASSO

A recent Ukrainian-language issue of The Day carried a feature about the Third Jazz Festival in Koktebel — the creation of Dmytro Kyseliov — held this year under the motto “Cultural Resistance.” The...
13.09.2005 - 00:00

How Can We Clear the Logjam of “Successes?”

A new cabinet will be formed within a week. As a result of last Friday’s meeting between the president and the leaders of the various parliamentary factions, Viktor Yushchenko gave acting premier...
13.09.2005 - 00:00

Ukrainian Leaders Are Expected to Be Consistent

World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia Shigeo Katsu believes that Ukraine’s economic growth in 2005 may jump by 5-6%, and that the dynamics of this growth will largely depend on the...
13.09.2005 - 00:00

All Alone with Chornobyl

The Chornobyl nuclear disaster claimed 4,000 people, along with another 100,000-200,000, who can be rightfully called victims. These sensational statistics were made public in Kyiv during a...
13.09.2005 - 00:00

Post-Revolutionary Disillusionment

In 1920, as the Red Cavalry fell apart in Western Ukraine in a riot of incompetence and mayhem, a disillusioned Isaac Babel wrote in his diary, “They all say they are fighting for justice and they...
13.09.2005 - 00:00

Orange Revolution in Pictures

Oles Obertas, director of the Ukrainian Samizdat Archive Museum, describes the documentary exhibition entitled “Orange Revolution. One Year Later” as an attempt to present an accurate portrayal of...
13.09.2005 - 00:00

How Will the President’s “Ministerial Surgery” Affect the Economic Situation?

The series of scandals caused by the Prime Minister’s meddling in the market will either die down or flare up with renewed force. So far, no one can predict the behavior of an unbalanced currency...
13.09.2005 - 00:00

Crisis Diplomacy

Practically the entire world media carried the headline-making news of Ukraine’s latest domestic political collisions. Most commentaries were about the Ukrainian government’s first serious crisis in...
13.09.2005 - 00:00

School within a School

The Crimean authorities have approved a decision to increase the number of bilingual schools on the peninsula. According to the autonomy’s Minister of Education Oleksandr Hluzman, for the current...
13.09.2005 - 00:00

Recent Developments In Church Life

The faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) are celebrating the transfer of part of the holy remains of St. Serafim Sarovsky (secular name: Prokhor Moshnin) from Russia to...
13.09.2005 - 00:00

This week in history

September 13, 1848. A Ukrainian Language Chair was founded at Lviv University. 1921. The Council of People’s Commissars passed a decision On Preserving Monuments of Culture and History in the Early...
13.09.2005 - 00:00

Ranked Down: Ukraine Now 78th on Living Standards Index

A year ago we ranked 70th. Like in 2004, the No. 1 country today is Norway: experts have found that its per capita income, life expectancy, and level of education and medical care are the best. The...


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