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11 OctoberSociety
Russian law enforcers raided the houses of Muslim Crimean Tatars in Bakhchysarai in the morning of October 11
3 OctoberSociety
How the Kremlin propaganda is affecting Ukrainian Muslims
21 SeptemberSociety
The Ukrainian Week spoke to representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate at the Ministry of Defence about his department's work, Russian military in Ukraine and the threats it is facing
20 SeptemberWorld
Why the Kremlin needs private military companies
19 SeptemberWorld
How the Russian opposition sees Ukraine
15 September
The place of freedom and free people in today's Russia
27 JulyPolitics
What kind of land market Ukraine needs
24 JulyEconomics
Which model Ukraine could apply in its further economic interaction with Russia
10 JulySociety
On June 14, it was a year since the last exchange of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia took place. Nothing has happened in all that time to make a swap more likely
6 JulySociety
Ukrainian civilians who are in captivity in “LNR” and “DNR” are one of the most painful problems facing Ukraine
23 JuneEconomics
Although there’s been a sharp reduction in trade and commercial ties with Russia and in Ukraine’s dependence on its neighbor, some key sectors still show levels of interaction that pose a threat to national security
23 JuneSociety
Legislation and bills on the state language: current status and expectations
23 JuneSociety
Is Ukrainian society ready for changes in language policy
26 May
Co-Head of Ukraine-NATO Interparliamentary Council on the current state of dialogue between the Alliance and Ukraine, the future of the Euro-Atlantic security system and the Russian propaganda
8 MaySociety
The Crimean Tatars faced deportation from the peninsula under Stalin in 1944. Today, they are facing a policy of quiet expulsion from their lands
28 AprilPolitics
Current state and plans in Ukraine’s defense industry
20 AprilSociety
As of the end of March, 44 Ukrainian citizens remained in Russian captivity. What can Ukraine do to free them?
23 MarchSociety
What might cause the “Russian Spring” to make a comeback in Ukraine and where might this happen?
23 MarchSociety
What prevented Kremlin curators from realising the "Crimean scenario" in most regions of South-Eastern Ukraine?
15 MarchWorld
Alyaksandr Lukashenka has recognized the danger emanating from Russia. So far, it’s been covert, but the signs are serious
3 MarchHistory
When Nikita Khrushchev came to power, he brought a "Ukrainian clan" with him. It later removed their patron from the helm of the USSR
23 FebruaryPolitics
What the January Cabinet of Ministers' decree on the occupied territory means for Ukraine and Russia
31 JanuarySociety
Freeing the Kremlin's prisoners as our main assignment for the year
31 JanuarySociety
One of the most proactive lawyers defending Crimean Tatars in courts ends up behind bars
12 JanuaryPolitics
The Kremlin's hybrid aggression against Ukraine: essence, development
9 January
As to Crimea, there is no way to count on Russia’s internal forces. So the main source of pressure remains external. That means sanctions
12 December, 2016
Verkhovna Rada Vice-Speaker on re-balancing power in Ukraine, the effect of the Minsk process, and occupied territories
12 December, 2016Politics
How elections in the Donbas usually play out
12 December, 2016Society
Why is Russia rushing to put an end to the warlords in its self-proclaimed republics in occupied Donbas?
5 December, 2016Economics
On competition and state anti-monopoly policy in Ukraine
18 November, 2016Society
A new book analyzes the revolution through the artists' eyes
31 October, 2016Economics
What are the prospects for Ukraine’s agro-industrial complex?
31 October, 2016Economics
How the status of land in Ukraine affects its owners and big agribusinesses
24 October, 2016World
Banker and chess grandmaster based in Lviv on life and business in Ukraine
21 October, 2016Economics
Pro-Russian oligarchs have begun a serious push to persuade Ukrainians that the only way to a better life is to renew “torn” economic ties with Russia. This flies in the face of facts on the ground
19 September, 2016History
The evolution of Ukrainian elite and its state-building concepts offers a valuable lesson to the country today
19 September, 2016World
How Europe is preparing for the possible presidency of Donald Trump
1 September, 2016World
In the face of multiple challenges, the focus goes on security. The nature of political response, however, is at least equally important
1 September, 2016
25 years—the length of a single generation. I remember myself as a member of the generation that welcomed Independence in 1991, that made a conscious choice in favor of a free Ukraine. 25 years ago, it was important for us that there simply be a Ukraine
31 August, 2016World
A short history of attempts to restore the Georgian monarchy
30 August, 2016World
Political expert Ghia Nodia on the balance of power in Georgian politics today, Saakashvili and Ivanishvili as politicians, and changes in Georgian society and state
30 August, 2016World
What shapes Georgia’s foreign policy and perceptions of its course domestically?
22 August, 2016Society
Where to go for authentic and unusual experiences in Ukraine
14 August, 2016Society
In the past two years, crime rates have grown in Ukraine. Factors contributing to the general criminalization of society include economic decline and war
19 July, 2016History
The story of a Stalin-era shady businessman
19 July, 2016Society
Ukrainian prisoners in Crimea are being transferred to Russia, given Russian passports and punished for rejecting them
18 July, 2016World
What kind of a leader is Germany between the US, China and Russia? How do German politicians view their country’s role in the world? The Ukrainian Week spoke about this to Stephen Szabo, Executive Director of the Washington-based Transatlantic Academy
18 July, 2016World
Germany and Russia are the two states whose relations of the past 250 years have been defining the fate of Europe in general, and Ukraine in particular
18 July, 2016Politics
The anatomy of Yanukovych’s “loan” from Putin. Should Ukraine repay it?
1 July, 2016
MP with the Popular Front and Head of the Public Safety Subcommittee of the Parliament Committee on National Security and Defence, about revolution in government offices and the new political class
27 June, 2016
Vice Premier for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration on her priorities and tools, details of Ukraine’s cooperation with NATO, and Ukraine’s overall position on the international arena
20 June, 2016World
This resolution displays the carelessness of French politicians and their vulnerability to Russians pressures, but it does not condemn the European policy of sanctions
1 June, 2016Society
A new Russian propaganda agency has started up in Kyiv as part of the Kremlin’s fifth column of “soft power”
25 May, 2016
Head of the Ukrainian State Property Fund on the estimated value of state assets in Ukraine, performance of the privatisation plan, bidders for the Odesa Port Plant and Russian management of Ukrainian regional power companies
18 May, 2016Culture
Shortly before the presentation of his new album Taterrium in April, jazz pianist and composer Useyn Bekirov spoke to The Ukrainian Week about ways to present his native culture in his music, jazz clubs in Ukraine, and the history of Crimean Tatar jazz since Soviet times
16 May, 2016Society
Ukrainian calendar has obviously got some dates that are more problem-plagued than others. May events of the last two years, including the anniversary of Odesa tragedy and Victory Day, prove this true. On these days, the old world represented by elderly pensioners and pro-Russian Ukrainians clashes with the relatively new one represented by pro-Ukrainian youth
2 May, 2016
President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine about reforms and what exactly is hindering the development of business
2 May, 2016
Former deputy director of the IMF’s European Department on the Fund’s cooperation with Ukraine in the past and present, why international creditors distrust Ukraine, and about the role of international lending in Ukraine’s economy
26 April, 2016Society
What war captives and kidnapped civilians go through in the occupied territories, and how exchange mechanisms work
26 April, 2016Society
25 Ukrainians are held in captivity by the Russians, accused of committing serious crimes. Yet international rights organizations still have not recognized them as political prisoners
11 April, 2016Politics
Senior Fellow at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security on the way American political establishment sees Ukraine today, the stance of the Obama Administration on Russia and expectations of the NATO Summit in Warsaw
31 March, 2016
Born on September 11, 1935, the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt is one of the most illustrious creators of contemporary academic music
31 March, 2016
The pope sacrificed his principles and the trust of a part of his faithful for the sake of a “deal” that looks like nothing more than the division of spheres of influence between competing bureaucrats under cover of “communicating” and “dialog” between two parts of a sundered religious community
5 February, 2016Society
After the hybrid war, time to deal with the hybrid independence
5 February, 2016History
Russia broke up in 1917, but the Bolsheviks intended to restore the empire – as a springboard to create a "Global Soviet Republic"
31 January, 2016Society
How television paralyzes people
29 January, 2016
Presidential envoy for the peaceful settlement of the conflict in Donbas and member of the humanitarian subgroup in the Minsk Negotiating Team talks to The Ukrainian Week about prisoner exchange, the amnesty for militants and Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia
27 January, 2016Politics
Foreign policy objectives and challenges for 2016
25 January, 2016
In countries such as Spain, France or Germany, public perceptions on Ukraine, the Maidan and the war, are a mixture of big-picture frame alongside much confusion
11 January, 2016History
Most of the crimes against Ukrainians have been at the hands of other Ukrainians. What’s important now is to understand how this phenomenon of the Malorosians or Little Russians happened
2 January, 2016Economics
Ukraine’s economy won’t have an easy time of it in 2016, either, but the reasons will be fundamentally different
21 December, 2015
Few people in France had such a piercing and global view on the 20th century as Claude Lévi-Strauss. His legacy is immeasurable, his ideas monumental. In love with art, particularly painting and music, the anthropologist died in 2009 as the age of 100. Such an ironic twist of fate for a man who liked to say that he does not feel any connection to the century left at the mercy of tourism, universal consumption, developmental acceleration and excess...
18 December, 2015
The Baltic States have already injected their share of optimism in the European project. Now the turn has come for Ukraine to cure the Union with her magnanimity and optimism
16 December, 2015
The most important challenges are to lay genuinely strong and stable political foundations so that Ukraine never swerves away from its European course of reform regardless of any political uncertainties future elections may bring
16 December, 2015
By liquidity of evil, I assume that we live in a deterministic, pessimistic, fatalistic, fear-and-panic-ridden society, which still tends to cherish its time-honoured, albeit out of date and misleading, liberal-democratic credentials
14 December, 2015
To achieve successful democratic development, the Ukrainian citizens need our moral, financial and practical support
9 December, 2015
It may take two generations of Ukrainians to rebuild and reorient the country, yet Ukraine won the historic and epic battle for the future
7 December, 2015Economics
How the micro-merchant crowd lives
7 December, 2015Economics
What is happening with microbusiness in Ukraine today?
12 November, 2015
The danger of clownish dictators
30 October, 2015
Why absurd opinions on “Ukrainian nationalists” are so persistent, and need to be refuted again and again
15 October, 2015Society
British writer and media expert on how media simulacra affect various audiences and why it is helpful to watch Ukrainian experience and mistakes in combating them
13 October, 2015Society
The Ukrainian Week polls the military, officials and politicians about the prospects for a longterm ceasefire
9 October, 2015World
Finnish historian talks about the relations between Finland and USSR after World War II, the prospects of neutrality for Ukraine, and the future of a new Cold War
25 September, 2015
Russia does not understand itself as relation of domination, and in fact not as a relation at all. To it, Ukraine was and is Russia
24 September, 2015
Russia has recently lost one of her towering personalities in the fields of political dissent, human rights defence, political memory, social criticism and humanities
20 August, 2015
OSCE Special Monitoring Mission Spokesperson on its mandate and tasks in Ukraine
20 August, 2015Politics
The possibility of change, and the opportunity to make that change stick brings meaning to the idea of independence for many ordinary Ukrainians today
19 August, 2015Economics
The direction taken by Crimea's economy destroys its self-sufficiency and makes reintegration into Ukraine exceedingly difficult
19 August, 2015World
The interests and prejudices of officials and diplomats from the UN, OSCE, Council of Europe and other international agencies sometimes affect policy decisions more than they should
17 August, 2015
People who have lost their sensitivity temporarily or for a long time are no demons. They simply remove from their sensitivity zone certain people or entire groups
17 August, 2015
It is much easier to take the approach of multiple narratives than to accept that one side is right and the other wrong
13 August, 2015Society
President Poroshenko says there are 30 Ukrainian citizens currently being illegally held in Russia. Human rights advocates that they know about the situation with 11, most of whom the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has yet to provide with lawyers
6 August, 2015Society
Ukrainian victories in the East
6 August, 2015
An analyst who tries to win back our threatened sense of self-confidence and sober-mindedness
23 July, 2015Economics
Ukraine will face a complete degradation of public services unless painful but necessary changes take place
23 July, 2015History
How Ukrainians have developed tolerance for other religions
16 July, 2015Society
Believers in Eastern Ukraine faced brutal intolerance, repression and murder
26 June, 2015World
Why the Maidan in Ukraine has discouraged Belarusians from protests against their authorities
17 June, 2015History
Empires are fated to drag along with them a cast iron wreath of invincibility and lead chains of infallibility. An empire can never lose or make a mistake, otherwise, it’s not really an empire
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Mostly discussed for its regulation of the language of instruction in schools, the new law offers more overlooked important innovations intended to change the quality and the content of education in Ukraine
7 November, Hanna Trehub,
The new law on the reintegration of the occupied parts of the Donbas qualifies them as such and names Russia as the occupier. Yet, it does not launch the process of deoccupation or change the mechanism envisaged in the Minsk Agreement
20 October, Maksym Vikhrov,
This week started off with a bang in Kyiv...and it had nothing to do with working on healthcare reform, which the Verkhovna Rada eventually passed on October 19. The #1 topic became a protest action to push political reforms forward that was called by anti-corruption politicians and former Odesa Governor Mikhail Saakashvili
19 October, Stanislav Kozliuk,
Founded this fall, Donetsk oligarch Serhiy Taruta’s Osnova or Foundation party has already started campaigning although the next Verkhovna Rada election is two years away
18 October, Denys Kazanskyi,
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