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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

Yury Shapoval

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06.06.2006 - 00:00
The 80th anniversary of the death of Symon Petliura was recently marked in Ukraine. Commemorations in his honor were secured on the highest level through a decree signed last year by President Yushchenko. Over a period of several days last month, ending on May 25, several events were held in Kyiv...
13.09.2005 - 00:00
The editors and staff of The Day asked me to comment on a recent event in Russia. It seems that Marx Draule, the son of Leonid Nikolayev, the killer of the Leningrad Bolshevik leader Sergey Kirov, has been officially recognized as a victim of political reprisals. Placed in an orphanage at age 6,5,...
01.03.2005 - 00:00
To explain the meaning of “fatal brand” (reference to the Borotbists), I offer two quotations. No. 1: “Borotbists — a Ukrainian petty bourgeois nationalist party that expressed the class interests of the rural bourgeoisie, primarily the kulaks. Emerged in May 1918, following a schism in the...
18.01.2005 - 00:00
Let me begin with a quote: “Based on my own experience and others’, and looking back on the many thoughts, explorations, worries, and calculations, this is my word to you: Woe betide him who overlooks politics. I never said I loved it. I hate and despise it. I’m not pleading with you to love or...
27.04.2004 - 00:00
Marquis Adolphe de Custine wrote that a closer look at one’s destiny shows it to be an evolution of one’s character. However, let me first explain the heading. Joseph Stalin called Nikita Khrushchev jokingly a Polish spy. Khrushchev, when retired from Soviet leadership, told playwright Mikhail...
21.05.2002 - 00:00
HOW DID IT ALL BEGIN? This broad and eventually tragic resettlement was carried out by the USSR leadership and the then pro- Communist government of Poland. As Polish-Ukrainian resettlements also occurred in 1944-1946, before Operation Wisla it would seem worthwhile to dwell at least briefly on...