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

№2, (2008)

22.01.2008 - 00:00

Christmas fantasies from prison

Art shows have become a tradition at Ukraine’s State Department for Enforcement of Prison Sentences (DDUVP). It looks as though this state agency has decided to emulate the example portrayed in the...
22.01.2008 - 00:00

One year without Mykola Kondratiuk

You cannot confuse Mykola Kondratiuk’s deep, melodious, and unwavering baritone with anyone else’s. Kondratiuk was a superb opera singer and the premier performer of many Ukrainian songs, including...
22.01.2008 - 00:00

Pikkardiiska tertsiia

Last Friday the International Center of Culture and Arts, better known as October Palace, hosted a recital by the Pikkardiiska tertsiia vocal group. The singers combined the pleasant with the useful...
22.01.2008 - 00:00

NATO issue as an excuse for idling

Last Friday was another wasted day in parliament. There were a lot of important items on the agenda, but instead of working, deputies were chewing over the NATO issue and, as usual, blocking access...
22.01.2008 - 00:00

Two months in the life of Vasyl Stus

A little-known period of teaching in a village school CHERKASY — In the life of Vasyl Stus there are two months in 1959 that are usually overlooked by researchers of his creative legacy, and thus...
22.01.2008 - 00:00

Time to gather for a skit

It is no secret to anyone that the “time for gathering” is much more constructive than the “time of scattering.” The subject of gathering or scattering is of no importance. What is important is the...
22.01.2008 - 00:00

Making Ukraine’s roads safer

In the past few years Ukrainian roads have become a mortal danger to people. Traffic police report that in 2007 alone 62,000 accidents claimed over 9,000 human lives and left 77,000 people injured....
22.01.2008 - 00:00

Kamianets-Podilsky time

Kamianets-Podilsky is an ancient Ukrainian city. It still has the same town hall clock that rang in the year 1884. But that year is gone and a new generation,...
22.01.2008 - 00:00

Orthodox Christians celebrate Epiphany

According to old Orthodox beliefs, on the day of Epiphany, the feast of the baptism of Jesus, all bodies of water acquire miracle-working qualities; those who have the guts to immerse themselves...
22.01.2008 - 00:00

Fireworks instead of politics

According to a 2006 survey, only about two percent of Ukraine’s young people are members of civic organizations or at least are aware of their existence. This is a staggeringly low figure, because in...
22.01.2008 - 00:00

Ukraine’s national soccer team: an episode or an epoch?

In Mukachiv last Monday, President Viktor Yushchenko once again focused attention on the need to speed up preparations for the 2012 European soccer championship. “I would like to send a distress...
22.01.2008 - 00:00

Richard LUGAR: Reducing of your own vulnerability will protect you against energy pressure

Co-Chairman of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs Richard Lugar is nearly the greatest friend of Ukraine of all the foreign politicians. He has been visiting Ukraine since 1993, therefore he...
22.01.2008 - 00:00

The price of awakened insight

There is a long-standing dictum that artistic works of a truly high level, including literature, offer the possibility to see a future path along which History itself will soon advance and to discern...
22.01.2008 - 00:00

Will the government provide?

On Jan. 16, 2008, the Cabinet of Ministers unanimously approved its draft program “The Ukrainian Breakthrough: for People, Not Politicians.” According to Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, the...
22.01.2008 - 00:00

Reviving Europe’s Universities

COPENHAGEN — Writing at home sometime ago, with Wimbledon on TV in the background, it occurred to me that just as Britain hosts the world’s top tennis tournament but never wins it, so we Europeans...

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