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

№18, (2008)

03.06.2008 - 00:00

“9 months + 3 days”

Every woman dreams of becoming a happy mother. When this miracle occurs every mother wants to remember forever the first days of her child. This dream came true for several dozen women in Ukraine and...
03.06.2008 - 00:00

The last school bell

Last week all of Ukraine’s schools went through the last- bell ceremony. For the junior graders it meant the beginning of the summer vacations, but for the eleventh-graders — the start of the most...
03.06.2008 - 00:00

How will the hryvnia revaluation affect your business?

The recent revaluation of the hryvnia will directly affect only a proportion of Ukrainian citizens: those who have savings. However, down the road the measures adopted by the National Bank of Ukraine...
03.06.2008 - 00:00

Unfinished Ukrainization: the roots of an historical drama

The Ukrainian public is generally unaware of an important date that was marked in April 2008: the 85th anniversary of the launch of the policy known as Ukrainization. Its genesis is connected to...
03.06.2008 - 00:00

Estonian recipe

The entry of any country into NATO is a kind of litmus test of its statehood, and one can convince the population of the necessity to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization only with the help of...
03.06.2008 - 00:00

This week in history

June 3 1649: Bohdan Khmelnytsky’s envoys arrive in Moscow to propose joint military actions against the Kingdom of Poland.1906: The first issue of the journal Ukrainskyi visnyk , the organ of the...
03.06.2008 - 00:00

“Heroes of our time” boldly immortalized in Dnipropetrovsk

Dnipropetrovsk is not Ukraine’s number-one city, but neither is it number two. This maxim, which appeared during Leonid Kuchma’s presidency, was a favorite with his fellow countrymen, who would often...
03.06.2008 - 00:00

The Dnipropetrovsk context

“Reviving the national culture” was the slogan of the special days that were dedicated to our newspaper and held last week in Dnipropetrovsk under the auspices of our friends at National Mining...
03.06.2008 - 00:00

A salad of painting and architecture

It is not enough to be a good artist or a talented architect to participate in the Architectural Suite exhibit. The participants see both things as their vocation: educated as architects, they devote...
03.06.2008 - 00:00

Afghanistan: problems and interests

During his recent visit to Ukraine, Afghanistan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Rangin Dadfar SPANTA brought some good news: the president of Afghanistan will visit Ukraine this year. What hopes is...
03.06.2008 - 00:00

Eastern Partnership: time will tell

An interesting initiative recently emerged here in Brussels, which may be very advantageous to Kyiv and its future bid for membership in the European Union. The Polish government, together with its...
03.06.2008 - 00:00

“I’m just learning the ropes” — film produce Oleh Kokhan

Ukrainians can moan and groan about the absence of a national cinema until the cows come home. They can champion its national essence by banning all languages but their own on movie theater screens....
03.06.2008 - 00:00

Legends and myths surrounding the Bologna Process

(Conclusion. For Part 1, see The Day no.17, May 27, 2008) This may be the most controversial and provocative part of my article. I am adamant in my conviction that the introduction of a new list of...
03.06.2008 - 00:00

Israel’s diamond anniversary

Israel recently celebrated its 60th birthday. Many world leaders, including US President George Bush, visited Israel to mark this anniversary, which received extensive coverage in the international...
03.06.2008 - 00:00

“Lust” with a bit of humor

Since 2000 the Artgila Art Clay and Ceramics Festival has been held in a small town in southern France near the Spanish border with the phonetically difficult and romantic name of Roumazieres-...

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