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15 SeptemberPolitics
The annual speech of the President outlines accomplishments and failures. Over the course of modern Ukrainian history, the addresses have painted the image of the country’s every leader and his era in politics
11 SeptemberPolitics
President Poroshenko's state of the nation address to the Rada
15 MarchWorld
The blockade of the occupied parts of the Donbas is a consequence of the irresponsible actions of the top leadership in Ukraine and their imitation war against Russia. The legal side of this confrontation could have a decisive impact
3 MarchEconomics
Why banking and lending don’t go together with populism
2 MarchEconomics
In public discourse over bank reforms, what often gets left out is the voice of bankers themselves, although they are the ones who can offer the most professional assessment of the changes being carried out. One of them is Chairman of the Board of Raiffeisen Bank Aval (RBA) Volodymyr Lavrenchuk. The Ukrainian Week talked to him about what’s been done and what Ukrainian banks can expect in the future.
2 March
NBU Deputy Chairman on the quality of changes in the banking system and the new prospects they open for Ukraine
26 JanuaryEconomics
The benefits and flaws of PrivatBank transfer into state hands
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
2 June, 2016History
The capacity of a community to maintain an awareness of the image of its past that brings up strong emotions over a long historical period is what we call national memory. Of course, national memory is no mere projection of the past: it is extraordinarily tightly intertwined with the present and the future of people who are joined through common historical memories
11 April, 2016Politics
A crisis of relations in the victorious team blows up into a real fratricidal war and ends with some of them fraternizing with the one-time enemy. Just over 10 years ago, the country lived through a similar story
8 March, 2016Politics
First Vice-Speaker, ex-Secretary of the National Secrutiy and Defense Council, and one of the leaders on the Maidan on events from two years ago and their significance today, Russia’s scenarios to destabilize Ukraine, and what security looks like now
27 January, 2016
By the end of 2015, Ukraine basically had all the core anti-corruption bodies
30 October, 2015
Ukraine needs an election system that will enable new movements and politicians who enjoy community trust locally
30 October, 2015
Why absurd opinions on “Ukrainian nationalists” are so persistent, and need to be refuted again and again
20 August, 2015
Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Foreign Affairs on Ukraine’s cooperation with Western partners and international organizations, the consequences of the Minsk agreement and the upcoming local elections
24 February, 2015Society
Mr. Strikha spoke to The Ukrainian Week about the current status and the potential of the Ukrainian science, the need for reform at the National Academy of Sciences, and forged academic degrees.
24 February, 2015Society
On the maladies afflicting Ukraine’s National Academy of Sciences and its chances of recovery
2 February, 2015Economics
If current trends in bilateral trade are maintained, by 2016 Ukraine will be ready to survive even a full-scale Russian trade blockade
4 January, 2015World
The Ukrainian Week spoke to the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations about the transformation of the UN, Ukraine’s cooperation with neutral member-nations, and isolation of Moscow
16 July, 2014Society
Volunteers who raise funds for the Ukrainian military share their motivations, worries and bank details for those who are willing to donate
16 July, 2014News
Terrorists attack Ukrainian anti-terrorist operation forces with tanks, mines and anti-tank guided missiles near the villages of Marynivka, Tarany and Stepanivka in Donetsk Oblast, the National Guard’s press service reports
10 July, 2014World
The Ukrainian Week talked to Damon Wilson, executive vice-president of The Atlantic Council, about the establishment of the pro-Ukrainian community in the world, the US-Russia relations after the annexation of Crimea, the new Ukrainian military and the likelihood of NATO MAP for Ukraine
19 June, 2014News
MPs supported candidates to replace acting Chair of the NBU, Prosecutor General and Foreign Minister offered by President Poroshenko in the vote today
6 May, 2014News
Andriy Senchenko, Acting Chief of Staff, suggested that terrorist attacks could take place on May 9 after the closed meeting of the National Security and Defence Council with chiefs of security authorities on May 6
4 March, 2014Society
The Ukrainian Week speaks to Volodymyr Vasylenko, expert in international law and former Ambassador of Ukraine, about Viktor Yanukovych’s responsibility for crimes against Ukrainian people, grounds for prosecution by the International Criminal Court in Hague and actual assistance the West can provide to Ukraine today
3 February, 2014
What is happening in Ukraine is a direct reaction to the lack of consideration of the authorities for the aspirations of its citizens to be part of Europe and to live in a country governed in accordance with democratic principles and respect for human rights
28 January, 2014News
The campaign offers Ukrainian journalists support and urges anyone to send in photos or alerts should any attack on a journalist take place
28 January, 2014News
Based on the Law on the Cabinet of Ministers, First Vice Premier Serhiy Arbuzov will be Acting Premier, Azarov's press-secretary Vitaliy Lukianenko says
19 December, 2013Society
Social psychologist Oleh Pokalchuk speaks about the nature of relationships between Ukrainians and the Ukrainian authorities during protests
17 December, 2013Navigator
The Ukrainian Week takes a tour around castles handed over into concession
31 October, 2013Navigator
The walls of the True Cross Monastery in Pidkamin are like an open history book bearing traces of the Batu Khan invasion, two world wars and Soviet occupation
20 October, 2013Navigator
Once a major turbulent waterway of Lviv, the Poltva is now locked in a subterranean concrete tunnel. In addition to being the main channel, the underground labyrinth hides numerous Soviet military objects, bomb shelters and passageways to the basements of old buildings and churches
17 October, 2013Society
College students in Odesa campaign against Ukrainophobia in local high schools
6 October, 2013Navigator
Remote villages in Polissia are home to the descendants of old noble families
20 September, 2013Navigator
Slender Gothic towers, lavish Baroque iconostases, and solid timber domes that trace back to pre-Christian times – The Ukrainian Week takes you on a tour of the unique wooden churches scattered along the Polish-Ukrainian border
6 September, 2013Navigator
The Ukrainian Week visits places where tourists have yet to set foot
6 September, 2013Navigator
Post-Soviet millionaires are keeping Italian resorts afloat during the financial crisis. They are also changing the traditional atmosphere beyond recognition as skyrocketing prices encourage the locals to sell their property and leave
21 August, 2013Navigator
The submerged village of Bakota in the Podil Tovtry National Park hides historic secrets underwater
12 August, 2013News
The United States wants to help Ukraine achieve greater energy independence and support the country's European choice, new U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt said. Interfax-Ukraine quotes
6 August, 2013Navigator
The Ukrainian Week travels to Sumy Oblast in search of knights, nymphs and the inspiration for Tchaikovsky’s The Storm
5 August, 2013
US Ambassador John Tefft talks to The Ukrainian Week before the end of his tenure in Ukraine
4 August, 2013Navigator
The Ukrainian Week offers a selection of events not to miss in Ukraine in August
30 July, 2013
As Zygmunt Bauman noted, classical politics has always been related to the conversion of private problems into public issues (at the same time, internalizing public issues and turning them into private or even existential problems). Today this political mechanism has clearly been taken apart. Thus, what we in our postmodern politics treat as public issues, most often are the private issues of public figures.
5 July, 2013Navigator
Electronic music in Poland, hard rock in Ukraine, music and theatre laboratories at the Hungarian Sziget, and history, from the Paleolithic Age to Post-Modernism, in art
5 July, 2013
The myths of the “Great Patriotic War” are a massive misrepresentation of history and a tricky political trap for Ukrainians who are forbidden from recovering their own history and claiming recognition of their suffering
1 July, 2013News
14 June, 2013Navigator
A town of two names and two worlds
15 May, 2013Navigator
A walk through the symbols, dreams and melancholy of Sokyryntsi-Trostianets
30 April, 2013Society
While Russia accuses Ukraine of "forced Ukrainization", Ukrainian-speakers face discrimination today, just like they did in times of colonial dependence
12 April, 2013Navigator
Home to abundant vegetation and ghosts in military uniforms, the half-ruined walls of now little-known and neglected forts - unique pieces of defence architecture - once withstood the attacks of Cossacks and Tatars
31 March, 2013Navigator
The Ukrainian Week dives into the watery wonders of the Ukrainian mountains
15 March, 2013Navigator
The Ukrainian Week peacefully “invades” the town of Zbarazh
22 February, 2013Culture
Film director Tom Hooper talks about Les Misérables as a breakthrough in the musical genre
22 February, 2013Navigator
The gorges dividing the largest highland pastures of the Ukrainian Carpathians hide untold secrets
21 February, 2013Navigator
The village of Kolochava is trying to fight chronic labour migration through tourism
8 February, 2013Navigator
Impact events have greatly changed our planet, including the territory of contemporary Ukraine
8 February, 2013Navigator
Tourist attractions in Kharkiv Oblast worth seeing, regardless of the season or the weather
23 January, 2013
If jus soli and jus sanguinis are in the past, what makes a nation what it is?
21 January, 2013Navigator
Heavenly forces don’t take the easy way. In order to roll a rock from the sea up to the top of a mountain, they can first level the mountain, chisel its fragments with the tide, dry the sea and raise a new mountain range from the depths of the sea.
14 December, 2012Navigator
The world love for all things ethnic has reached Ukraine. As a result, the number of open air folk museums – skansens - is growing along with the interest in them
24 November, 2012Navigator
The Ukrainian Week takes a drive to explore places where significant military campaigns had taken place
2 November, 2012Politics
1 November, 2012Navigator
Thrill seekers head to Zhytomyr and Rivne forests – a terra incognita for most Ukrainians
30 October, 2012Politics
ENEMO notes regress compared to previous elections
27 October, 2012Politics
ENEMO announces its observation plan of Election Day in Ukraine
24 October, 2012World
Jakob Kellenberger is one of the diplomats who firmly believe that any interstate affairs should be based on certain values.
22 October, 2012Navigator
Just hearing the name of the Ukrainian city Sumy makes one want to go travelling. "Sumka" means suitcase, so let's visit Sumy, a place packed with places of interest sure to delight tourists.
22 October, 2012Culture
Must-sees for every Ukrainian tourist who visits the French capital include the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Luxembourg Gardens, the Musée d'Orsay, the Musée de Cluny, and so on. But Paris also has many places linked to Ukraine…
4 October, 2012Society
Lack of money, stereotypes and simple laziness deprive Ukrainians of even local travel
26 September, 2012Politics
ENEMO welcomes the Central Election Commission`s decision to allow voters to change voting place only within DECs
26 September, 2012Navigator
Extreme city tours reveal a different Kyiv
17 September, 2012Politics
ENEMO expresses concerns regarding sudden change of rules for establishing precinct election commissions by a single draw of lots
14 September, 2012Navigator
This wondrous place has become a magnet for talented people
12 September, 2012Politics
European Network of Elections Monitoring Organizations (ENEMO):“Lottery for DECs composition should have been conducted for each DEC separately”
30 August, 2012Navigator
Mykolayiv Oblast’s attraction is the energy of the turbulent Southern Buh and the virginity of its granite prairies
10 August, 2012Politics
For most people of the so-called Old World, “nationalism” is a term widely used by researchers, politicians and publicists, while for many Ukrainians it still has an ideological and political meaning.
3 August, 2012Navigator
For two thousand years Tepe Kermen, the lost city in mountainous Crimea, has been attracting people willing to live there.
26 July, 2012Navigator
Every year, dozens of Donetsk Oblast families flee to deserted villages to start new lives closer to nature.
26 July, 2012Navigator
The Ukrainian Week travels to Ozerna Cave in Ternopil Oblast.
4 July, 2012Navigator
The Ukrainian Week invites you to a virtual journey to Rivne
22 June, 2012
Most nations are extremely sensitive about how their neighbours and foreigners portray them in their books, films, newspapers and magazines. This is natural, since the attitude of others is determined by how they perceive you and by the characteristics they use to portray you.
18 June, 2012Navigator
Mangup Kale has become a home for ancient peoples and some of our contemporaries
23 May, 2012Navigator
Exotic and vibrant, Uzhhorod is a striking mix of the multiethnic past and present
3 May, 2012Navigator
The Ukrainian Week lists the country’s most unparalleled places, including five spots that set European records and one that sets a world record.
20 April, 2012Navigator
Ed Stafford, author of the bestselling Walking the Amazon, speaks about his unprecedented 9,600-kilometre-long journey
18 April, 2012Culture
The Ukrainian Week looks into ways to improve the organization of Ukrainian festivals
17 April, 2012Navigator
Historical reenactment fills gap in preserving Ukraine’s historical heritage
17 April, 2012Politics
An investigation has revealed the essence of Ukraine’s current “national projects”program: these are mostly frauds covered up by hollow promises
30 March, 2012Navigator
Chocoland is a new republic in the heart of Lviv.
30 March, 2012
30 March, 2012Navigator
Buchach is slowly shaking off its soviet dust and becoming infused with colour
26 March, 2012
14 March, 2012Navigator
The national reserve for history and the arts has undergone some major changes over the past six years
12 March, 2012Society
The Party of power us looking at museums, cultural heritage and “sects”
24 February, 2012
24 February, 2012Navigator
Ukraine is home to many places steeped in myth and legend. Some are ancient, others new. The Ukrainian Week highlights 10 mystical spots on the map of Ukraine
2 February, 2012Navigator
Chernihiv Oblast abounds in historical, architectural, ritual and art sites
12 January, 2012Navigator
This provincial center is replete with curious fables above and a mysterious labyrinth below
23 December, 2011Society
Ukrainians “prepay” coffee and “liberate” books
23 December, 2011Society
Culture and creativeness are the key factors in city development
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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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