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The Independence Imperative

When Ukraine declared independence on August 24, 1991, it not only meant the revival of the Ukrainian state—it was the decisive event in the collapse of the totalitarian soviet empire

2015-09-23

Budget Code Amendments: In-Depth Reform or a Mere Facelift?

The benefits and concerns of the budget reform

2015-02-02

Ukrainian State and Elites in the Early Modern Era

The Russian elite now want to restore an empire, based on historical arguments at that. These kinds of arguments once gave rise to the Russian Empire and they will, once shattered, spell an end to it

2014-07-09

Mafia State

Luke Harding is an award-winning foreign correspondent with the Guardian and author of a new book Mafia State: How one reporter became an enemy of the brutal new Russia. A former Moscow correspondent, he is currently based at The Guardian's office in London. In the conversation with The Ukrainian Week, Luke Harding explains why Russia is a “Mafia state” in his opinion and why Ukraine is in real danger of becoming one

2014-01-30

Global AgeWatch Index: Old people in Ukraine live better than in Russia, but worse than in Vietnam.

Sweden is the best country for the elderly and Ukraine lags behind, Global AgeWatch Index reports

2013-10-02

World Happiness Report 2013: most CIS countries feel happier than Ukraine

Ukraine lands 87th out of 156 in the World Happiness Report 2013, experts estimate for the UN

2013-09-15

Why Don’t Ukrainians Smile?

The Ukrainian Week digs into the nation’s insecurities that stem from too much patience, a defensive reaction to what is happening in the country and the inability to find joy in life

2012-07-05

Dying Out?

Ukraine’s key demographic problem is a high mortality rate caused by the poor health of its population, a demographer says

2012-03-14

Shot In the Foot

The current government is incapable of improving social justice even as it scrambles to imitate efforts to do so ahead of the autumn parliamentary election

2012-02-08

Operation “Imitation”

The government’s “anti-corruption” efforts do not affect the roots of the evil

2012-01-27