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

№20, (2009)

07/14/2009 - 00:00

Stages of dramatic separation

On Feb. 9, 1918, the governments of the Ukrainian National Republic and the Central Powers signed the Peace Treaty of Brest-Litovsk and marked the western borders and the principles of withdrawing...
07/14/2009 - 00:00

Potter’s Day must have national status

“You are lucky to be in Opishne” reads the chalk inscription on a wood plaque at the entrance to the National Ukrainian Pottery Museum-Preserve in the village of Opishne in Poltava oblast. This...
07/14/2009 - 00:00

On fiscal conservatism

In all probability, Leszek Balcerowicz, ex-chairman of the Bank of Poland, is as popular as another great Pole – Lech Wa sa. While the legendary leader of the Solidarity trade union movement in fact...
07/14/2009 - 00:00

Yushchenko in Volyn

Volyn oblast — President Yushchenko said that the meeting to address problems of nature reserves that was held in Volyn resort center “Lisova Pisnia” was the first of a kind on such high level in the...
07/14/2009 - 00:00

Historical battle goes on

Why can’t Russia leave Mazepa well alone? Russia’s current political leadership brands Mazepa a traitor and sends out a message that the proponents of Ukraine’s statehood today are also betraying the...
07/14/2009 - 00:00

Language as the blood of nation

The outstanding Ukrainian and Russian linguist, philosopher, ethnographer, and political writer Oleksandr Potebnia (1835–1891) was a true trailblazer of the scholarly thought. His intellectual...
07/14/2009 - 00:00

“A giant step to unanimity”

The less time there is left for the activity of G8, which may be replaced by G20, a group of 20, in the near future, the more active and constructive the work of this club, which includes the world’s...
07/14/2009 - 00:00

The true political face of AIU, or why some Americans support Russian imperialism

The newly-formed American Institute in Ukraine (AIU) is linked with the US right-wing political camp that consists of three groupings. The first of them comprises such groups as the Ku-Klux-Klan, the...
07/14/2009 - 00:00

Kobzars from all over Ukraine sing together

Kozatska lira (Cossack Lyre) festival gathered kobzars [kobza-playing minstrels] from all over Ukraine on the banks of a lake at the village of Stritivka, Kaharlyk raion, Kyiv oblast, to mark the...
07/14/2009 - 00:00

Halid Jasim Al-Shamari: “I felt the Ukrainian people’s friendly attitude to Iraq”

This time Den’s column “Ukraine as seen by foreigners” features Iraqi Minister, Charg D’affaires of the Iraqi Embassy in Kyiv Halid Jasim Al-Shamari. We have asked him the same two questions we pose...
07/14/2009 - 00:00

Crimea: mythical threats and actual problems

Even before Russia’s large-scope military exercise Caucasus ‘09 many people had serious worries, expressed sensational forecasts, and drew parallels with last year’s events. Shortly before the end of...
07/14/2009 - 00:00

Reliable, efficient, safe

The managers of our hydroelectric power stations (HEPS) are convinced that Ukraine’s hydroelectric potential is largely underestimated. The weighty argument of Ukrhidroenerho, the state stock company...
07/14/2009 - 00:00

Ukraine: 15 years as non-nuclear state and NATO membership

Ukraine’s Diplomatic Academy attached to the Ministry of Internal Affairs recently hosted the international conference “Fifteen Years of Non-Nuclear Status: Experience and Guarantees of Ukraine’s...
07/14/2009 - 00:00

Has Russia begun the Crimea annexation campaign?

I wish I were mistaken, but the events that unfold in and far outside Ukraine more and more resemble a jigsaw puzzle that is gradually turning into a scenario of the Crimean Peninsula breaking away...
07/14/2009 - 00:00

State should help only the poor

The talks on the necessity of fundamental changes in the system of social benefits and social security have been held for over 10 years in Ukraine, but it has all been in vain. Apparently, to...

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