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29 January, 2014World
William Browder, the Founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, turned campaigner and began to wage war for justice after one of his lawyers, Sergei Magnitsky, was killed in a Moscow prison.
30 September, 2013News
In a replay of the classic East-West rivalry of the Cold War, but with the United States conspicuously on the sidelines, Russia has used economic and security threats to draw post-communist countries into its Eurasian Customs Union and to block the European Union’s Eastern Partnership initiative, Carl Gershman, President of the National Endowment for Democracy, writes for WP
20 September, 2013Society
"Not all countries will become successful democracies. But I still think of liberal democracy as the only serious alternative"
21 August, 2013Economics
A profound reboot of Ukraine’s socio-economic system is the only way to transform it from an uncompetitive Soviet fragment to a modern dynamic economy
17 May, 2013Politics
Why are Batkivshchyna and UDAR leaders celebrating a Ukrainian tragedy?
30 April, 2013History
To regain its status as a natural part of Europe, Ukraine needs to break free from Russian and Soviet colonial heritage
30 April, 2013History
Ukrainian-European or the Soviet-Russian civilizational model will win out: with the former, Ukraine will quickly catch up with its Western neighbours. With the latter, it will likely cease to exist
29 April, 2013World
Estonians took radical action to get rid from the Soviet legal system and laid the foundation for the rule of law, with a clear separation of powers and an independent judiciary.
14 March, 2013
Apologising for past events in history has become an explosive issue around the world. Should statesmen take personal responsibility for events that happened long before they were born?
22 February, 2013Society
Dutch Sovietologist Robert van Voren speaks about Soviet repressive psychiatry and its surviving offshoots
3 May, 2012History
Jerzy Eisler talks about the role of history in contemporary Poland and the country's experience with de-sovietization
5 February, 2012
4 February, 2012History
Village Grutas is located near the small Lithuanian resort town Druskininkai. The village’s name evokes a range of emotions – from outrage to satirical smiles – but leaves no-one in Lithuania indifferent. The reason — its unusual open-air museum, Grutas Park, where the key exhibits are the sculptures of Soviet leaders that long "decorated" squares in Lithuanian cities. These are the monuments in front of which both rallies were held and pioneers took their oaths
16 January, 2012World
Ronaldas Racinkas, who is tasked with providing a legal assessment of the crimes committed by totalitarian regimes against Lithuanians, speaks on his country’s successes and its failures in saying goodbye to its Soviet legacy
16 January, 2012History
The Occupation Museum of Latvia is a reflection of the country’s historical contradictions
10 January, 2012History
Estonia established a museum with a good sense of humor, evidently to attract more Russians
26 October, 2011History
A museum by this name opened in Budapest in 2002 to tell about two tragic periods in Hungarian history – the repressive rules of the Nazis and of the Soviets
19 October, 2011History
Eugenijus Peikštenis, director of the Museum of Genocide Victims, speaks about how the taboo history of Soviet repressions came to light
19 October, 2011History
Lithuanian authorities set up the Museum of Genocide Victims in a building once occupied by the KGB
3 October, 2011History
The Museum of Soviet Occupation in Georgia is a monument to the nation's critical reappraisal and rejection of is Soviet past
23 September, 2011History
Why an American decided to set up a Museum of Communism in the Czech Republic
2 February, 2011
30 December, 2010Politics
In 2011, Ukraine will in many ways look like the USSR at the time of stagnation
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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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