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

№4, (2006)

02/14/2006 - 00:00

Chances and reserves

About 82 percent of Ukrainian citizens are going to take part in the elections to the Verkhovna Rada. This high turnout results from the data of the latest opinion poll conducted by Image Control...
02/14/2006 - 00:00

We and the empire

This installment concludes the publication of Stanislav Kulchytsky’s study on Ukraine’s existence within empires and some enduring historical myths. Continued from No. 2 and 3 7. THE SOVIET UNION AS...
02/14/2006 - 00:00

The start of “children’s” reform

The government of Ukraine is taking the first steps to reform the children’s system of care. By May 2006 a state department of adoptions and children’s rights protection will be set up within the...
02/14/2006 - 00:00

This week in history

February 14, 1914 . An election reform took place in Halychyna, allowing Ukrainians to occupy one-third of the seats in Sejm. 1993. Hungary, Poland, and Ukraine signed a declaration On the...
02/14/2006 - 00:00

Rover’s final resting place

In every public garden or park you can come across small graves with makeshift crosses and tablets reading “Rest in peace, Fluffy. Your loving owners” or simply “Fido, 1990-2005.” Mothers complain...
02/14/2006 - 00:00

The threat of “Little Russianization”: politicians’ views

Three civic associations — Yevhen Chykalenko Club represented by Volodymyr Panchenko; Citizens’ Platform represented by Vasyl Boichuk, and the all-Ukraine civic action “Don’t Be Apathetic,”...
02/14/2006 - 00:00

120 moments with the president

On Feb. 9 the Verkhovna Rada hosted a photography exhibit dedicated to President Viktor Yushchenko’s one year in office. The photos reflect the president’s political and public endeavors, visits...
02/14/2006 - 00:00

“And on that embroidered towel...”

An exhibit of antiquities and handicrafts borrowed from private collections has opened in Kharkiv. A large part of the display consists of items from the private collection of President Yushchenko....
02/14/2006 - 00:00

Kyiv going under

Many monuments of Kyiv’s history and architecture are at risk, says Ruslan Kukharenko, chief of the Department for the Protection of Kyiv’s Cultural Heritage. Underground waters are eroding...
02/14/2006 - 00:00

Behind the veil of mystery

(Conclusion. For Part I, see The Day, No. 3) In his [Russian-language] work Maksim Zhelezniak, Volodymyr Holobutsky claims that Maksym Zalizniak was born in the village of Ivkivtsi, which was then...
02/14/2006 - 00:00

“Let’s live in friendship”

The freedom of one individual ends where the freedom of another begins: this is the bottom line of the press conference “Freedom and Responsibility: Seeking Mutual Understanding” held last Friday in...
02/14/2006 - 00:00

Baturyn: a preserve or a residence?

The government of Ukraine is studying the question of granting national status to the historical and cultural preserve “Hetman’s Capital” in Baturyn, Chernihiv oblast, reports ForUm, quoting Vice-...
02/14/2006 - 00:00

Elton John’s shoes for HIV-infected children

An unusual auction will be held in Kyiv on Feb. 22. Among the lots will be a suit and a pair of shoes belonging to the British pop star Sir Elton John (the suit was sewn personally by Gianni Versace...
02/14/2006 - 00:00

On the threshold of the world’s markets

Ukraine is reckoning that it will join the WTO by the end of this year. This new deadline was announced recently by Deputy Minister of Economics Valeriy Pyatnytsky. Commenting on what this country...
02/14/2006 - 00:00

What is alarming Western experts about our elections?

The international community is closely following the election campaign in Ukraine. Last week great interest was aroused among Western analysts by the statement of the Party of Regions leader Viktor...


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