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As the confrontation between the Yanukovych Administration and the West intensifies, top foreign statesmen have addressed requests to and made demands of the President and Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, but the Ukrainian leaders have simply ignored them
5 July, 2012   ▪   Ihor Losiev
Despite numerous warnings, the Ukrainian government has carelessly ignored the tectonic shifts taking place in society.
2 July, 2012   ▪   Ihor Losiev
Naked butts and traditional Ukrainian flower wreaths on their heads – these strange girls could be ignored if information about Ukraine was not so skewed
29 June, 2012   ▪   Oksana Pakhliovska
The world's sport both fosters and stymies racism
25 June, 2012   ▪   Michel Wieviorka
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.
22 June, 2012   ▪   Ihor Losiev
The special Ukrainian attitude to life can turn any intent upside down. And after that, things that would seemingly unite and inspire only lead to a new round of social confrontation and discontent.
14 June, 2012   ▪   Serhiy Zhadan
To have a plausible political-historical narrative nowadays means to have viable politics, rather than policies masquerading as politics.
4 June, 2012   ▪   Leonіdas Donskіs
Democracy was born in Athens, but the coming election in Greece may well bring Western democracy to its knees.
25 May, 2012   ▪   Michael Binyon
How is it possible that Ukrainian laws and culture allow people to abuse animals and destroy the image of the nation?
22 May, 2012   ▪   Timo Hellenberg
The official soviet tradition of celebrating Victory Day as one of the greatest ‘red’ dates on the calendar was firmly entrenched under Leonid Brezhnev. In 1965, the Presidium of the Verkhovna Rada issued a decree to announce 9 May a state holiday and a day-off for the first time after 1946. The grand celebration with military parades and patriotic elements was aimed at reviving and widely entrenching the myth of the Great Patriotic War and the great victory of the soviet nation.
21 May, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Pahiria
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