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

№42, (2005)

27.12.2005 - 00:00

Spirituality and freedom from inhibitions

According to one school of thought, only gifted children should play music, i.e., those with an ear for music, a sense of rhythm, and a talent for creating music. In reality, this is not true. Every...
27.12.2005 - 00:00

“American” boot in the Crimea

Recently, Kyiv was once again reminded of the famous “American felt boots.” This time, however, it was no joke, as the issue is the bird flu and the felt boots are actually sanitary boots. They are...
27.12.2005 - 00:00

Rock-’n’-roll in a henhouse

The civic bloc PORA-Reforms and Order [PRP] has not developed any symbols. Next to Cinema Ukraina, where an interparty convention was taking place, you could see young people holding party flags,...
27.12.2005 - 00:00

An attempt at “conservation”

Sunday, Dec. 25, was the deadline for submitting the lists of the 2006 parliamentary candidates. Most parties and blocs, as potential participants in the election campaign, had determined their...
27.12.2005 - 00:00

Lina Kostenko’s native village of Rzhyshchiv

PAGAN CHILDHOOD “I was born in the same year as Charlie Chaplin, Tolstoy’s Kreutzer Sonata, the Eiffel Tower, and Eliot, I think,” Anna Akhmatova wrote in one of her autobiographical...
27.12.2005 - 00:00

A road traffic inspector is man’s best friend

It has been nearly six months since President Yushchenko issued the order abolishing the State Road Traffic Inspection. Recently the president again acknowledged that road traffic is not safe enough...
27.12.2005 - 00:00

Dancing the rumba in Truskavets

The international sport dance competition “Ukraine Titles ‘05” was held recently in the resort town of Truskavets. This traditional competition, organized by the Ukrainian Dance Council, features...
27.12.2005 - 00:00

“Nonfestive background”

On Dec. 22 the Ukrainian diplomatic corps marked its professional holiday — Day of the Diplomat. “Nowadays Ukrainian diplomats do not lack attention or respect,” Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Borys...
27.12.2005 - 00:00

Old songs “about the main thing”

The roster of Volodymyr Lytvyn’s Bloc, one of the largest in the current parliamentary campaign, popularly known under the code name “My” [We], has finally been approved — most likely a last- minute...
27.12.2005 - 00:00

Integration without information. Why?

Less than half the Ukrainian population supports Ukraine’s integration into the European Union and NATO. And even this “smaller half” consists mostly of people who have their doubts. At the same time...
27.12.2005 - 00:00

What should the Institute of National Memory be like?

The last Saturday of November 2005 was arguably the first time that Ukrainians honored the memory of the innocent victims of the various Holodomors in a genuine show of national unity. Slowly, as...
27.12.2005 - 00:00

This week in history

December 27 1934. The Politburo of VKP(b) Central Committee approved a decision to deport 2000 “anti-Soviet” families from Ukraine’s border territories. 1996. Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed a bill...
27.12.2005 - 00:00

Children helping children

On the eve of St. Nicholas, the galleries located on Kyiv’s Kostiolna Street (Griffin, Watercolor, Family Home, Kolta-A, Nile, and the Art Center on Kostiolna) hosted the “Children to Children” art...
27.12.2005 - 00:00

Temporary but absolutely indispensable

Ukraine has eliminated a dangerous hotbed of domestic tension: last Tuesday the Verkhovna Rada finally passed the 2006 budget by a minimum majority of 226 votes. Unfortunately, the main refrain of...
27.12.2005 - 00:00

Yevhen Marchuk’s bloc proposes “adult” policy

The first convention of the newly established electoral bloc “Yevhen Marchuk — Yednist [Unity]” was held in keeping with all the classical rules of party meetings, against the background of a “show...