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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 27,000 times in 2011. If it were a

2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 27,000 times in 2011. If it were a

Back to Kuchmenistan

Mykola Riabchuk On November 17, the Ukrainian parliament adopted a new electoral law for the conducting of the next parliamentary elections in October 2012 http://portal.rada.gov.ua/rada/control/en/publish/article/info_left?art_id=290355&cat_id=105995. So far, its draft is available only in Ukrainian http://w1.c1.rada.gov.ua/pls/zweb_n/webproc4_1?id=&pf3511=41814 . Besides some novelties and

Back to Kuchmenistan

Mykola Riabchuk On November 17, the Ukrainian parliament adopted a new electoral law for the conducting of the next parliamentary elections in October 2012 http://portal.rada.gov.ua/rada/control/en/publish/article/info_left?art_id=290355&cat_id=105995. So far, its draft is available only in Ukrainian http://w1.c1.rada.gov.ua/pls/zweb_n/webproc4_1?id=&pf3511=41814 . Besides some novelties and

The Tip of the Iceberg

Mykola Riabchuk The farcical trial of Yulia Tymoshenko, the former prime minister and main political rival of incumbent president Viktor Yanukovych, seems predictably to be drawing to a farcical end. The final decision is as yet unclear even for the

The Tip of the Iceberg

Mykola Riabchuk The farcical trial of Yulia Tymoshenko, the former prime minister and main political rival of incumbent president Viktor Yanukovych, seems predictably to be drawing to a farcical end. The final decision is as yet unclear even for the

STASIUK BLOG NOTES, 1/11

David Marples Recent opinion polls suggest that the number of Ukrainian speakers in Ukraine is rising, despite the recent closure of several schools in Makiivka. According to the Razumkov Center, in the early years of the 21st century, the number

STASIUK BLOG NOTES, 1/11

David Marples Recent opinion polls suggest that the number of Ukrainian speakers in Ukraine is rising, despite the recent closure of several schools in Makiivka. According to the Razumkov Center, in the early years of the 21st century, the number

Ukraine after 20 Years: the Glass is still Half-Empty

Mykola Riabchuk Ukrainian Independence Day is still an event that evokes a flood of articles, memoirs, speeches, and debates in the national mass media, sometimes pathetic and pompous, but in most cases embittered, frustrated and utterly sarcastic. Oleksandr Irvanets, a

Ukraine after 20 Years: the Glass is still Half-Empty

Mykola Riabchuk Ukrainian Independence Day is still an event that evokes a flood of articles, memoirs, speeches, and debates in the national mass media, sometimes pathetic and pompous, but in most cases embittered, frustrated and utterly sarcastic. Oleksandr Irvanets, a

Interventions: Challenging the Myths of Twentieth-Century Ukrainian History

John-Paul Himka Department of History and Classics Winner of the J. Gordin Kaplan Award for Research Excellence University of Alberta Text based on an address delivered at the 2nd annual Celebration of Research and Creative Work Faculty of Arts, 28

Interventions: Challenging the Myths of Twentieth-Century Ukrainian History

John-Paul Himka Department of History and Classics Winner of the J. Gordin Kaplan Award for Research Excellence University of Alberta Text based on an address delivered at the 2nd annual Celebration of Research and Creative Work Faculty of Arts, 28

Beyond sticks and carrots: Western policy towards Ukraine

Iryna Solonenko and Peter Rutland The publication of a letter from a dozen academics titled “EU should get tough now with Yanukovych [11]” in the Kyiv Post on June 16 has triggered a lively debate [12] about Western policy towards

Beyond sticks and carrots: Western policy towards Ukraine

Iryna Solonenko and Peter Rutland The publication of a letter from a dozen academics titled “EU should get tough now with Yanukovych [11]” in the Kyiv Post on June 16 has triggered a lively debate [12] about Western policy towards

Yanukovych’s Gleichschaltung and Ukraine’s Future

By Mykola Riabchuk It seems neither Ukrainian society nor international observers have come yet to terms with what really happened in the country within the last half a year. Back in February, when Viktor Yanukovych, a notorious villain of the

Yanukovych’s Gleichschaltung and Ukraine’s Future

By Mykola Riabchuk It seems neither Ukrainian society nor international observers have come yet to terms with what really happened in the country within the last half a year. Back in February, when Viktor Yanukovych, a notorious villain of the

RUSSIA AND UKRAINE AGREE TO EXTEND LEASE ON BLACK SEA FLEET

David Marples Last August, Russian president Dmitry Medvedev sent a letter to his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yushchenko effectively breaking off relations with the neighboring state until a new president had been elected. Just eight months later, Medvedev is celebrating a

RUSSIA AND UKRAINE AGREE TO EXTEND LEASE ON BLACK SEA FLEET

David Marples Last August, Russian president Dmitry Medvedev sent a letter to his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yushchenko effectively breaking off relations with the neighboring state until a new president had been elected. Just eight months later, Medvedev is celebrating a

Analysis of the 17 January Ukrainian Presidential Elections

Ivan Lozowy, The Ukraine Insider ITEM A.: THE ALSO-RANS Following the first round of Ukraine’s presidential elections the stage is set for a huge battle between the political front-man for the Donetsk “clan” Viktor Yanukovych and Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Analysis of the 17 January Ukrainian Presidential Elections

Ivan Lozowy, The Ukraine Insider ITEM A.: THE ALSO-RANS Following the first round of Ukraine’s presidential elections the stage is set for a huge battle between the political front-man for the Donetsk “clan” Viktor Yanukovych and Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Yanukovych would win second round if vote held this week

Interfax-Ukraine, 15 Dec 09 Fifty percent of voters are ready to support presidential candidate and Regions Party leader Victor Yanukovych in the run-off of the presidential election in Ukraine, according to a survey entitled “The Electoral Expectations of Ukrainian Citizens.”

Yanukovych would win second round if vote held this week

Interfax-Ukraine, 15 Dec 09 Fifty percent of voters are ready to support presidential candidate and Regions Party leader Victor Yanukovych in the run-off of the presidential election in Ukraine, according to a survey entitled “The Electoral Expectations of Ukrainian Citizens.”

EU admonishes Ukraine for lack of reforms

David Marples It was billed as a pivotal moment in Ukraine’s integration into Europe, a December 4 summit between the country and the European Union in Kyiv, ending with the long anticipated signing of an association agreement. It didn’t happen.

EU admonishes Ukraine for lack of reforms

David Marples It was billed as a pivotal moment in Ukraine’s integration into Europe, a December 4 summit between the country and the European Union in Kyiv, ending with the long anticipated signing of an association agreement. It didn’t happen.