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

№16, (2005)

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This week in history

May 17, 1935. A special meeting of the People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs of USSR approved a decision to sentence Yury Kotsiubynsky to five years of exile to West Siberia for participation in...
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Second Stage

Last Thursday saw the second stage of the fulfillment of Viktor Yushchenko’s election promise to pull out the Ukrainian peacekeepers from Iraq. This time about 70 soldiers have come home. By...
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Larysa IVSHYNA: “Journalism is to blame for the distorted coordinate system”

The following interview with The Day’s chief editor Larysa Ivshyna was occasioned by the March 29 European Court ruling in a suit brought by The Day. The ensuing discussion was fruitful and this...
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Six-Month Inflation “Reserve” Exhausted

So far the government’s attempts to curb inflation have produced only modest results: in the past four months it has reached 5.1%, an appalling figure if you take into account the official forecast...
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Blair’s European Dilemma

Tony Blair has achieved a remarkable third successive electoral victory. But his sharply reduced majority in the House of Commons, and his damaged personal reputation, mean that his political...
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Kuchma and Kuchmism As a Phenomenon

Ten years are a considerable period for a young country, especially when it marks a turning point in both domestic and world history. The Day’ s research center is proud to unveil a new project aimed...
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Eurovision to Be Broadcast in Widescreen, With New Hosts

This year’s Eurovision song contest will be broadcast in a new 16:9 format, much to the delight of widescreen set owners, according to the contest’s press service. The broadcasting partners of the...
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<I>The Day</I>’s Experts Advise New Government Not to Rush Elections

In his responses to questions from the public during the recent live television broadcast, President Yushchenko’s answers showed a noticeable lack of concreteness, but he should be commended for his...
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“Gongadze Case?” instead of “Melnychenko Case”

The online publication Obozrevatel (www.obozrevatel.com.ua) has reprinted an article by Ukrainian MP Ivan BOKIY, member of the Verkhovna Rada’s ad hoc commission investigating the murder of...
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Eyewitness Account

The gray-haired German in my train compartment turned out to be an interesting conversationalist. Lost in silence, he held an album with pictures of Dresden’s streets and squares on his lap. A...
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Seeking the Light of Kno wledge

The development of culture, education, and scholarship in 16th- and 17th-century Ukraine was greatly influenced by the progressive ideas of the Renaissance, humanism, and, partly, the Reformation and...
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Bastion of Ukrainian Freedom on the Dnipro

As part of last Thursday’s scholarly conference, Globalization and Problems of Domestic Media Space, hosted by the National University of Zaporizhia, the university’s students attended three events...
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The State Takes No Bribes

A few days ago, before a stockholders’ meeting at Ukrnafta, the skies were literally and figuratively cloudless. The Ukrainian oil company had done very well (using the price conjuncture as well) and...
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Anatoly ZLENKO: “Superfluous rhetoric is to be avoided”

“One advantage that the current Foreign Ministry has is a substantial credit of trust from the international community. Have Ukrainian diplomats managed during these 100 days to capitalize on the...
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The Church of the Tithes: A Time to Gather Stones

When Prince Volodymyr of Kyiv embraced Christianity and baptized his subjects, he first built a palladium church, a “spiritual stronghold” of the whole country, next to his princely residence. This...

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