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

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№12, (2009)

14.04.2009 - 00:00

Sich vacations

One can read countless legends, hear hundreds of narrations, see all the available movies about the Cossacks, but to experience true Cossack training seems something unachievable. And yet this is...
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This week in history

April 14 1940: The Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR adopts a decree instituting civilian registrar’s offices in Ukraine’s western oblasts. April 15 1919: The Central Executive...
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300 pages of Russian art

The White Hall of the National Museum of Russian Art welcomed Ukrainian painters, representatives of local authorities, and sponsors from various regions of Ukraine at the launch of the album-cum-...
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Chiasinau warning

If protest actions against the government lead to its downfall, it is a revolution, but if they fail, it is a rebellion. This is what the anticommunist revolution in Moldova ended up in. Now the...
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Private and collective property in historical context

1. KEY PHRASE FROM THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTOThe Orange Revolution gave an impetus to a generation change in government agencies, while 60-year-old politicians are being elbowed out by 40-year-olds....
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More storks in Vinnytsia village than in Denmark

“I remember a ringed stork that came from Africa; there were also birds from Romania. But our main ‘stork specialist’ Kostohryz will tell you better about them,” Halyna Mynai, the first person I met...
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Camp romance

Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction, as they say. The story of Svitlana Tomilina and Viktor Vasnetsov deserves to be described in a novel. In June 1941 Svitlana, a student of a Kyiv school and...
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Respect for flowers

Despite all problems, aesthetics takes a special place in our life. There might be a lot of people whose greatest pleasure is flowers. For florists and phytodesigners flowers are their main job...
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Earthquakes cannot be predicted

In the past years different natural disasters like earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, and violent storms have occurred worldwide with increasing frequency. Not so long ago the whole world was...
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Genocide against Ukrainians condemned in Catalonia

Information about an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people in 1932–33 keeps spreading and finds response across the world, as an increasing number of countries condemn the Holodomor. Naturally...
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Housing market

The topic of reviving the Ukrainian housing market is once again gaining momentum. The government promises to be its financial donor. Recently the procedures of such financing were formulated by the...
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“Between the pages of a big book”

The phrase “Gogol is born” was used as a greeting at the launch of the exhibit of graphic works that are based on Nikolai Gogol’s (Mykola Hohol’s) works and executed by Serhii Yakutovych, a...
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Double-edged sword for premier

Hanne Severinsen, formerly the PACE rapporteur on Ukraine, has been an adviser to Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko for nearly a year. Previously, this Danish politician spent almost 11 yeas monitoring...
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A Kyiv school soon to be named after James Mace

Three schools in Kyiv are soon to be named after such famous people as the Italian poet and public figure Dante Alighieri, the Ukrainian writer and civil rights champion Valerii Marchenko, and, much...
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Soaring prices, paid beaches, and concrete fences

YALTA–YEVPATORIA–SIMFEROPOL — The Cabinet of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea recently adopted an action plan for the coming resort/tourist season. This document envisages free-of-...