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

№28, (2005)

20.09.2005 - 00:00

What should the “small fry” do?

For Ukraine’s small political parties even the 3 percent eligibility qualification to the Verkhovna Rada is an insurmountable obstacle, let alone 4 or 5 percent. There are more than a hundred small...
20.09.2005 - 00:00

Philharmonic soirees

The manager of the National Philharmonic Society, Dmytro OSTAPENKO, comments on the new season. Mr. Ostapenko, how is this new season different from previous ones? Ostapenko: By the number of posters...
20.09.2005 - 00:00

Rehabilitation of liberalism

After last year’s presidential elections, I wrote about the objective difficulties a society faces when it leaves the phase of revolutionary development and enters a period of constructive...
20.09.2005 - 00:00

“Canonical territory”

In recent years many Orthodox churches and the church media affiliated with the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) have often used the term “canonical territory.” This term has proved to be a powerful...
20.09.2005 - 00:00

What is corruption?

The foreign word trend has led to some of us using them almost every day without fully comprehending their actual meaning. The terrible word “corruption” is one of them. In the past, when we would...
20.09.2005 - 00:00

Poet and citizen

The history of Ukrainian-Russian cultural relations is full of dramatic, contradictory, and occasionally tragic pages. It is not easy to read: one must analyze and reconsider much in our peoples’...
20.09.2005 - 00:00

This week in history

September 20, 1919. The UNR Army and Nestor Makhno’s rebel regiments signed a treaty on common struggle against Denikin’s army. 1975. The Kuban oil tanker, the largest in Ukraine, was launched at the...
20.09.2005 - 00:00

Allies with a “stick”

On September 14 Yulia Tymoshenko made it clear that she and Viktor Yushchenko will not even be following “parallel courses.” In an interview with the Associated Press she said that Yushchenko “was...
20.09.2005 - 00:00

A word of advice to candidates

The scandals and rifts in the ruling team, witnessed by this country last week, marked not only the beginning of a political crisis but also changes in a number of principles, guidelines, and the...
20.09.2005 - 00:00

Champion of humanism

2006 marks the 160th anniversary of the birth of Mykola Mykolayovych Myklukho-Maklai [Nikolai Miklukho-Maklai]. In recognition of his outstanding impact on science, UNESCO commemorated the 150th...
20.09.2005 - 00:00

Domestic challenges and the president’s global initiatives

President Viktor Yushchenko was hardly in a festive mood when he arrived in New York for the UN’s 60th anniversary celebrations. The domestic political situation on the eve of his visit was far less...
20.09.2005 - 00:00

Why is the economy slipping

In August 2005 Ukraine’s real gross domestic product (GDP) declined by 1.6 percent as compared to the same period last year, while GDP growth in January-August was 2.8 percent, compared to last year’...
20.09.2005 - 00:00

Redeeming the United Nations

For a United Nations official to discuss reform of the international system is rather like an Englishman talking about the weather: it is a staple of daily conversation, but it always seems that real...
20.09.2005 - 00:00

The fatherless

There was an unusual holiday celebrated the weekend before last in Kyiv’s theme park: Father’s Day. How often is it that you see more than 10 fathers with children in a single park? Since children...
20.09.2005 - 00:00

“Everyone knows everything and is afraid “

Last Friday, on the fifth anniversary of the disappearance of the Ukrainian journalist Heorhiy Gongadze, Ukraine’s State Secretary Oleh Rybachuk ordered the gate opened on Kyiv’s Bankova Street so...


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