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

№38, (2006)

28.11.2006 - 00:00

Cooperative societies revive trust

TERNOPIL — According to Mykhailo Mykolenko, the head of the Ternopil oblast council, developing cooperative societies is the way of the future for Ukrainian villages. He voiced this thesis in...
28.11.2006 - 00:00

Time and destiny revisited

Sovremennik is now on what could be called a jubilee tour of Kyiv: once a Moscow cult theater, it celebrated its 50 th anniversary last spring. In Soviet times, theaters could tour for up to a month...
28.11.2006 - 00:00

Crimea without fresh water

SEVASTOPIL-SYMFEROPIL — I carried out an experiment. Walking down Velyka Morska St. in Sevastopil, I stopped 10 city residents and asked them the same question: “What caused the city water supply...
28.11.2006 - 00:00

Trans-European border

For illegal migrants making their way to Europe from Asia and Russia, one of the biggest routes “from the Varangians to the Greeks” crosses Ukraine. Last week politicians held a roundtable to discuss...
28.11.2006 - 00:00

“The time has come for an independent church”

Patriarch Filaret of Kyiv and All Rus’-Ukraine, the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Kyiv Patriarchate (UOC-KP) kindly agreed to discuss his recent visit to the Ukrainian Orthodox community in...
28.11.2006 - 00:00

The stormy day

(Conclusion) The second part of this article does not answer two questions. First, why did Volodymyr Svidzinsky stress that he was a Soviet civil servant? Similar documents from that historical...
28.11.2006 - 00:00

Viktor CHERNOMYRDIN: “We need each other”

Since 2001 Viktor Chernomyrdin, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Ukraine, has represented the interests of the Russian state in Ukraine. During this time...
28.11.2006 - 00:00

Is the victim to blame?

In 2006 alone 900 women have been killed by their husbands during drunken brawls and other types of altercations — by men who had pledged to love them forever, in joy as well as in sorrow. There are...
28.11.2006 - 00:00

Non-Christian Orthodox believers

Experts have begun noting an interesting trend: many people are returning to ancient religious beliefs, including ridnovirstvo, belief in a single deity known as Rid. All this has a simple...
28.11.2006 - 00:00

A historical reference

The media has reported that a movement called “Crimea-Sevastopol-Russia,” whose main goal is to help the Crimean Peninsula reunite with Russia, was founded in Russia on Nov. 9. At a special press...
28.11.2006 - 00:00

Candle of hope

The death of any person is an extinguished candle, an irreparable loss for the nation and the world. In the accursed years of 1932-33, millions of indestructible candles representing our...
28.11.2006 - 00:00

Change of orientation

It looks as if Belarus’s President Alexander Lukashenko has completely rejected the idea of building a union state with Russia and is thereby changing the state’s foreign policy orientation. During a...
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Professor Stanislav KULCHYTSKY: “Stalin sought to eliminate Ukraine as a national state”

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is facing a political decision whether to recognize the Holodomor of 1932-33 as genocide against the people of Ukraine. Parliamentarians will have to make a moral choice...
28.11.2006 - 00:00

Diagnostician of our time

“Phenomenon: a rare andunusual occurrence or an individual remarkable and exceptional in all respects” From the Dictionary of Foreign Words Are we always aware that perhaps the most...
28.11.2006 - 00:00

Ukrainians poor and... happy

Three-thirds of Ukraine’s population live in poverty, only one-third may boast of strong health, despite this 52 percent of the population consider themselves happy. Such are the results of the polls...


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