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

№29, (2007)

10/09/2007 - 00:00

Uffe BALSLEV: “Ukraine could be called a small museum of European history”

Today the guest of our regular column “Ukraine through Foreign Eyes” is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Denmark to Ukraine Uffe BALSLEV. We asked him the same two...
10/09/2007 - 00:00

Strange goods

Recently a 36-year-old Ukrainian woman tried to sell her four-year-old son for body parts. Initially, she priced the child’s kidney at $50,000 US, but failing to find a purchaser willing to pay this...
10/09/2007 - 00:00

Anna Akhmatova: a game with destiny

Do you know that the great Anna Akhmatova’s mother is buried in the village of Slobidka Shelekhivska in Derazhnia raion, Khmelnytsky oblast? And that there is a very inviting museum filled with...
10/09/2007 - 00:00

How they “spoiled our feast of democracy”

On Oct. 3 Radio Liberty invited Larysa IVSHYNA, editor in chief of The Day; Andrii KULYKOV, ICTV’s host of “Freedom of Speech”; and Fidel PAVLENKO of the BBC to discuss the latest Ukrainian-Russian...
10/09/2007 - 00:00

Kyiv hosts Global Battle of the Bands qualifiers

In the distant 1980s, the international music competition Global Battle of the Bands (GBOB) helped pave the way to international stardom for the legendary group A-HA. The history of the GBOB dates...
10/09/2007 - 00:00

Third year with no victories

Before the second match of the Champions League’s group tournament, when Dynamo Kyiv was to play Sporting Lisbon, I tried to recall when Ukraine’s main champion soccer team had last won in this...
10/09/2007 - 00:00

Young people reading Lesia Ukrainka

Yalta recently hosted the 12th All-Ukrainian Lesia Ukrainka Competition of Professional Reciters, which gathered young performers from various regions of the country. The jury was presided over by...
10/09/2007 - 00:00

38 billion dollars earmarked for improvements

Regular traffic jams, cars parked on sidewalks, and packed trolleys and streetcars are proof that Ukraine’s transportation system leaves much to be desired. Statistics indicated that Kyiv had 221,000...
10/09/2007 - 00:00

The art of shock and sorrow

The show at the PinchukArtCentre is this year’s most noteworthy event thanks to the participation of such renowned Western artists as Jeff Koons (US), Damien Hirst, and Antony Gormley (both from the...
10/09/2007 - 00:00

“She opened the doors wide to Europe”

Olena Kulchytska is indisputably one of the most prominent Ukrainian artists of the 20th century. During her lifetime her paintings were exhibited at nearly 60 shows in Ukraine and abroad: Kyiv, Lviv...
10/09/2007 - 00:00

Hands off Pyrohove!

“Mayor Chernovetsky, history will not forgive you the defacement of the Museum of Folk Architecture and Life in Pyrohove!,” “No to gambling in the historical land!,” “Yes to the museum! No to casinos...
10/09/2007 - 00:00

Ukraine: sustainable development and prospects

Kyiv recently hosted the first international conference “Cooperation for Sustainable Progress,” which was organized by a federation of Green parties in Europe and Asia. Delegates from 18 countries...
10/09/2007 - 00:00

Why is raiding on the increase?

In the past, raiders were called sea pirates. Today, the word “raider” has a new meaning, referring to people who specialize in hostile takeovers of businesses. As a rule, after a takeover the raider...
10/09/2007 - 00:00

It has begun

President Viktor Yushchenko’s statement about the need to consolidate the three megaparties — the Party of Regions, Bloc Yulia Tymoshenko, and Our Ukraine-People’s Self-Defense — has sparked various...
10/09/2007 - 00:00

An army of Ukraine’s finest people

There are still pages from the history of Ukraine that we still have not properly read or evaluated. Our descendents will avidly study the heroic movement of the Ukrainian Sich Riflemen, these true...

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