Daily Archives: February 26, 2012

Toward an Anecdotal History of Ukrainian Politics

By Mykola Riabchuk The second anniversary of Viktor Yanukovych’s presidency passed on February 25, and his presidency can be briefly defined in three possible ways: as a period of authoritarian consolidation, of imitative “reforms,” or of permanent and pervasive scandals.

Toward an Anecdotal History of Ukrainian Politics

By Mykola Riabchuk The second anniversary of Viktor Yanukovych’s presidency passed on February 25, and his presidency can be briefly defined in three possible ways: as a period of authoritarian consolidation, of imitative “reforms,” or of permanent and pervasive scandals.