This is not a rating. The Ukrainian Week has decided to put aside that common approach for determining the "most influential," "richest" and "most successful" Ukrainians. Our chief criteria for inclusion was different - the ability to move ahead, counteract, develop and act as a catalyst for healthy processes. Remarkably, 2011 offered a number of collective images. These are communities of like-minded people who feel their responsibility for what is happening in the country. They may be evidence of a nascent civil society.
The shambolic renovation of the Central Electoral Commission, which has been in progress for several years now, looks about to be finally concluded. On Feb. 5, the President submitted a list of candidates to the Verkhovna Rada and this suggests that the process is finally being unblocked