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

№32, (2006)

17.10.2006 - 00:00

To drink or not to drink

On Oct. 11 Ukraine marked World Standards Day-marked, not celebrated, because there was nothing special to celebrate. There are still no Ukrainian quality standards for water as the main product in...
17.10.2006 - 00:00

A vial of medicine for 2,000 hryvnias

There are over 20,000 disabled children who suffer from cerebral palsy (CP) in Ukraine, and their numbers are steadily increasing every year. According to data of the Ministry of Public Health, there...
17.10.2006 - 00:00

Learning our native language

This should have been the start of a report on Ukrainian-language courses for adults. But it turns out that there are none in Kyiv. Admit it: you’ve never seen any announcements of Ukrainian courses...
17.10.2006 - 00:00

How many shadow cabinets will there be?

Our politicians have a talent for reducing any idea to absurdity. Our Ukraine recently decided to form its own shadow cabinet of ministers, the second of its kind. Not so long ago, Yulia Tymoshenko...
17.10.2006 - 00:00

Men as an endangered species

Life expectancy for men is 62 years. They die as a result of accidents, injuries, or poisonings rather than of old age or incurable diseases. They barely engage in sports activities and are often...
17.10.2006 - 00:00

No lying or scaring!

In the past few years we have become accustomed to seeing social advertising. These kinds of ads appear on television, but the catchiest slogans are on huge billboards that read: “You can’t abandon...
17.10.2006 - 00:00

The phenomenon of Yarema Vyshnevetsky

The USSR lived in misery for some 70 years. One of the most characteristic features of a “soviet” person is one-dimensional categorical thinking stamped by the communists. Our zombied view of the...
17.10.2006 - 00:00

Grygol KATAMADZE: Russia’s pressure will not split Georgian society

Russian-Georgian relations have become so strained that some pro-Kremlin spin-masters have lost no time in predicting and even announcing the date of a war. To date, Russia has adopted a whole range...
17.10.2006 - 00:00

Final exam aced

The Ukrainian national team’s “fall exam period” consisted of three Euro-2008 qualifying matches. Following the pattern of our education system, where the customary five-point evaluation system has...
17.10.2006 - 00:00

Belarusian mystery play

The celebrated Minsk-based drama company, the Yakub Kolas Theater, last performed in Kyiv in the late 1980s. Now, 17 years later, it is back on the stage of the Ivan Franko Theater. The artistic...
17.10.2006 - 00:00

“Political reform has brought political chaos into our life”

In a recent interview Socialist Party faction leader Vasyl Tsushko tried to explain why the SPU withdrew from the Orange coalition. He said that the Socialist Party’s self-preservation within the...
17.10.2006 - 00:00

Kyiv Music Fest: a postlude

The program of the Kyiv Music Fest included symphonic, choral and chamber pieces, a few solo works, a workshop entitled “Ukrainian Music of the 1920s,” and a number of other memorable events. About...
17.10.2006 - 00:00

Precursors of freedom

Alexander Dovzhenko once wrote in his Diaries that it is difficult to find another country besides our fatherland whose history has been so subjected to distortions, bans, falsifications, and curses...
17.10.2006 - 00:00

This week in history

Oct. 17 1676: Poland and Turkey sign a peace treaty in Zhuravne. According to its terms, Turkey retains Podillia and part of Right-Bank Ukraine 1961: The opening of the “fateful” XXII Congress of the...
17.10.2006 - 00:00

Mad couturiers

The shows of the two most prominent men in the Ukrainian fashion business, Oleksii Zalevsky and Viktor Anisimov, turned out to be unusual, to put it mildly. Anisimov created a psychiatric hospital,...

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