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

№33, (2005)

25.10.2005 - 00:00

The Ukrainian Queen Victoria and the uber-maestro

The latest concert of the “Golden Pages of Italian Music” series was held in Kyiv as part of a joint project of the Italian Institute of Culture in Ukraine and the National Philharmonic Society. The...
25.10.2005 - 00:00

“The government will act in an adequate fashion”

The declared incomes of President Viktor Yushchenko and his family will be made public this week, the head of state’s chief of staff Oleh Rybachuk told a briefing last Friday. “The declarations of...
25.10.2005 - 00:00

Vienna Tradition in Kyiv

The Austrian embassy staged the traditional Vienna Opera Ball in Kyiv for the first time
25.10.2005 - 00:00

Russian realities

At first glance, Russia bears many of the hallmarks of a great power. It possesses a large arsenal of nuclear weapons, a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council, enormous reserves of...
25.10.2005 - 00:00

A guillotine with brakes

Andriy Astrakhan, director of the Legal and Regulatory Reform Department of USAID/BIZPRO, says Ukraine ranks with the world’s most overregulated countries. Whereas several hundred normative acts were...
25.10.2005 - 00:00

Time for apologies

A roundtable with the polemical title “Ukraine-Azerbaijan: Oil or Democracy?” was supposed to smooth tensions following the arrest of Rasul Guliev, the former speaker of the Azerbaijani parliament....
25.10.2005 - 00:00


There is an interesting place in Rome’s historic center. It is an ordinary city square, but a considerable part of it is a gaping hole. It is actually an archaeological site. Passersby can marvel...
25.10.2005 - 00:00

A “cardiogram” of corruption

Ukraine ranks 107th in Transparency International’s report on global corruption. There is more corruption in Ukraine than Armenia (88th) but less than in Turkmenistan (156th). Russia ranks 126th....
25.10.2005 - 00:00

Storks becoming lazy

The results of prediction studies by the Institute of Demography and Social Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine were cited last week by the institute’s director, Serhiy Pyrozhkov,...
25.10.2005 - 00:00

Meditative fairy tales

The Kyiv-based artist Iryna Ternavska employs two somewhat related yet markedly different techniques: oil painting and silk painting. Yet the works now on display at her solo exhibit at Gallery 36 on...
25.10.2005 - 00:00

“Information famine” about NATO continues. Why?

What should the local authorities do to move toward NATO? Ihor FISUN, head of the raion youth organization DIM, member of the Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Ukraine (Kharkiv oblast): “...
25.10.2005 - 00:00

Refat APPAZOV: “Korolev’s personal intercession with Beria saved me from a worse fate”

Professor Refat Appazov, who has a Ph.D. in engineering and is a member of the board of a mutual aid association of Crimean Tatars living in Moscow, recently celebrated his 85th birthday. A famous...
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This week in history

October 25 1848. The Galician Ruthenian Matytsia Society was formed. 1938. The First Congress of Ukrainian Soviet Artists began, founding the Artists Union of Ukraine. October 26, 1939. The People’s...
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A forgotten name

Blank spots in history exist for two reasons: either because there are no extant historical documents or eyewitness accounts, or because official propaganda, for ideological reasons, doled out...
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Shock from Zholdak

The Taras Shevchenko Drama Theater of Kharkiv recently showcased three productions by Andriy Zholdak, the legendary extremist and bad-boy stage director, who until recently was the company’s artistic...


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