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

№30, (2008)

07.10.2008 - 00:00

Are the media to blame?

The war in Georgia, and particularly the way it was covered by the media, has resulted in a marked worsening of Ukrainians’ attitudes to Russians, and especially vice versa. Whereas in April 2008...
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“Resource nationalism”

The EU intends to adopt special measures against countries that, in view of the surging costs of raw materials, are introducing export duties or imposing export restrictions on certain products,...
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Gas prices

On Oct. 3, Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko of Ukraine summed up her visit to Moscow. After Ukraine showed “activity” in the Georgian issue, everyone – from the head of state to the man in the street...
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Barbarism in the 20th century

The greatest military cataclysm in the history of humankind – the Second World War – will never be forgotten. Beginning on Sept. 1, 1939, this colossal military confrontation was imposed by the...
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Contemporary classical music

The strangely limited repertoire of Ukrainian opera houses makes it impossible for our opera goers to realize what drives the operatic world today and why public interest in this art remains unabated...
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The threat of Russian nihilism

The French philosopher and essayist Andre Glucks­mann, who calls a spade a spade and is close to France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy, is known to many. The distinguished Frenchman recently welcomed...
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Writers, celebrities, and Plast members to provide Ukrainian children with books

A year-long project to promote reading among Ukraine’s socially disadvantaged children was launched on Sept. 30. The organizers of this benevolent action include the international benevolent...
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Civil society in a Soviet straitjacket

(Conclusion. For Part Two, see issue No. 28)WHAT IS SOVIET POWER?The well-known American historian of Russia and communism, Richard Pipes, defined the essence of Soviet power thus: “In the Soviet...
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New show at the PinchukArtCentre is the best to date

The full title of the exhibit now showing at the PinchukArtCentre is “The Rhine on the Dnipro: the Julia Stoschek/Andreas Gursky Collection.” To be more precise, this show consists of three...
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Youth says yes to NATO

Ukraine’s NATO membership is gaining increasingly more importance and is constantly being discussed in Ukrainian society, so a group of high school seniors decided to keep abreast of the times and...
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A necessary meeting

During the last week President Viktor Yushchenko of Ukraine made two visits to the US. First, he delivered a speech during the general debates of the 63rd session of the UN General Assembly. This...
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This week in history

Oct. 7 1990: The 25th Congress of the Trade Unions of Ukraine ends after establishing the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Ukraine. 2003: The Ukraine-EU summit begins in Yalta (Crimea). Oct...
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Virtuosos of the planet

The 3rd Virtuosos of the Planet Festival, initiated by the International Charitable Fund of the Vladimir Horowitz Competition, has just ended in Kyiv. This annual festival is supported by the Kyiv...
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US remembers 75th anniversary of the Holodomor

On Sept. 23, 2008, the US House of Representatives adopted a resolution (H.RES.1314) marking the 75th anniversary of the Holodomor of 1932-33 in Ukraine. The document was adopted shortly before...
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Ukrainian farmers harvest bumper crops but see no revenues

PEREIASLAV-KHMELNYTSKY – The Pereiaslav district is the number-one grain supplier in Kyiv oblast. This year it produced a record-breaking harvest, with local agricultural enterprises reaping more...

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