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

№6, (2008)

19.02.2008 - 00:00

Golden couples celebrate St. Valentine’s Day

Age is no barrier to love. But it is not easy for a couple to live together for 50 years. Nobody knows how many golden couples live in Kyiv, but the territorial center of Pechersk district found 11...
19.02.2008 - 00:00

Politicized Euro 2012

The Day has been closely following Ukraine’s preparations for Euro 2012. So far we have heard mostly comments from members of the political leadership, individual politicians, officials from the...
19.02.2008 - 00:00

Part of France within Kyiv’s walls

In Kyiv, the Francophone community is growing, as a rule thanks to businessmen and embassy employees. But this does not mean that it is represented only by Frenchmen: immigrants from various...
19.02.2008 - 00:00

An anti-construction revolution

Even though this piece of news is as portentous as all kinds of crises, impeachments, and resignations, it went almost unnoticed, shoved to the back of the usual reports on the political burlesque...
19.02.2008 - 00:00

Society afflicted by politics

Politics is one of the TV serials Ukrainians keep watching. A recent poll by Kyiv’s International Institute of Social Studies shows that almost every fourth resident of Ukraine believes that the...
19.02.2008 - 00:00

“Young guard” against Ukraine’s cultural occupation

On Feb. 19 the International Cultural Center of the Arts, better known as October Palace, will host the Young Guard, a festival of Ukrainian heroic songs. This is the latest initiative of the...
19.02.2008 - 00:00

“In the rhythm of European civilization”

Throughout 2008 Ukraine and Lithuania’s hearts will be beating in the same rhythm, the “rhythm of European civilization.” That is how Lithuania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Petras Vaitiekunas...
19.02.2008 - 00:00

Our eastern neighbor’s view of Petliura

The Russia Channel recently broadcast the documentary The Five Deaths of Symon Petliura (screenwriter Viktor Savchenko, director Igor Grigoriev). This production was preceded by another “historical...
19.02.2008 - 00:00

Revolt of the intermediaries

The recent debates around the Constitutional Court’s ruling on the compulsory dubbing of all foreign films into Ukrainian indicate that the operators in the Ukrainian film market are divided into two...
19.02.2008 - 00:00

False Dimitrii

Continued from The Day (no. 5, Feb. 12, 2008) Around June 1604 a military camp was set up in the vicinity of Lviv, to which Jerzy Mniszech invited anyone who was willing to participate in False...
19.02.2008 - 00:00

Ukrainian accents at the Berlinale-58 International Film Festival

A few days ago the president of the Berlinale-58 International Film Festival, Dieter Kosslick, had a meeting with Ukraine’s First Lady Kateryna Yushchenko, who arrived for the launch of the Ukrainian...
19.02.2008 - 00:00

This week in history

Feb. 19 1992: The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopts the Tryzub (Trident) as the Small National Emblem of Ukraine, regarding it as the main element of the Great National Emblem. 2002: When the first...
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The OUN and UPA:

President Viktor Yushchenko of Ukraine has used his right to legislative initiative and submitted a bill to the Verkhovna Rada entitled “On the Legal Status of Participants in the Struggle for...
19.02.2008 - 00:00

Illegal snowdrops

Ecologists call the period between February and April a black one: early spring flowers, like snowdrops, pasque-flowers, and saffron, which are on Ukraine’s Red List of Threatened Species, are being...
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Is it possible to make history fashionable?

A couple of weekends ago admirers of the Cossack history, folk songs, and Ukrainian dishes gathered in a suburb of Kyiv. The Etnozyma-Hetmanski Hostyny Festival (Ethnic Winter: Visit from the Hetman...


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