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    Looking West: Lviv Models Itself As Ukraine’s Future
    Oct23

    Looking West: Lviv Models Itself As Ukraine’s Future

    As Ukrainians vote in local elections on October 25, Lviv stands out among its peers as an example of what could be. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Donetsk Rebels Ban Doctors Without Borders
    Oct23

    Donetsk Rebels Ban Doctors Without Borders

    Russian-backed rebels in Donetsk said on October 23 they had banned the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) charity group from operating in the separatist region in eastern Ukraine for unspecified violation of local laws. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The surprising real names of A-list celebrities and the stories behind their stage names
    Oct23

    The surprising real names of A-list celebrities and the stories behind their stage names

    Sometimes you need to change your name to make it as a star in Hollywood or the music business. When Michael Keaton accepted his best actor Golden Globe for “Birdman,” he told the crowd his birth name was actually Michael Douglas. He changed his name early in his career to avoid confusion with the actor and TV host Mike Douglas. He is...

    Complicated local election rules draw wide criticism in Ukraine
    Oct23

    Complicated local election rules draw wide criticism in Ukraine

    KYIV – Just as Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko failed to ensure open party list voting in the 2014 parliamentary elections, now the local elections to take place on October 25 will also occur without genuine open party lists, which is widely considered the optimal voting system for Ukraine. Instead, Ukraine’s Parliament in July...

    Ukraine vows to challenge Russia during stint on U.N. Security Council
    Oct23

    Ukraine vows to challenge Russia during stint on U.N. Security Council

    On October 15, Ukraine won a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council, giving the country a new platform to spar diplomatically with permanent veto-wielding member Russia. Ukraine won the mandate to represent Eastern European countries on the council. Four other countries – Egypt, Japan, Senegal, and Uruguay – were also elected...

    In Ukraine’s east: Russian hybrid war and Euro-hybrid democracy
    Oct23

    In Ukraine’s east: Russian hybrid war and Euro-hybrid democracy

    PART II Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande have prevailed on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to accommodate pseudo-elections in the Russian-controlled territory into a special Ukrainian law. Mr. Poroshenko himself, and the Ukrainian body politic at large, had even recently...

    The political situation in Ukraine on the eve of nationwide local elections
    Oct23

    The political situation in Ukraine on the eve of nationwide local elections

    October 15 Ukraine is nearing its third nationwide election campaign since the fall of Viktor Yanukovych’s kleptocratic regime early last year. The ballot marathon commenced with presidential and parliamentary votes in 2014, and is now being followed by local elections on October 25 (Kyiv Post, October 14). Many observers, analysts and even...

    Podcast: Backyard Brawl
    Oct23

    Podcast: Backyard Brawl

    All eyes may be on Syria, but that doesn’t mean all is quiet in Russia’s backyard. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    October 26, 2009
    Oct23

    October 26, 2009

    Six years ago, on October 26, 2009, Ukraine’s Internal Affairs Minister Yurii Lutsenko announced the arrest of three members of a radical Islam group. The group was accused of planning to kill Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev. Mr. Dzhemilev, who has been critical of radical Islam, told RFE/RL that he believed that the Russian Federal...

    Ukraine at ‘final stage of saying good-bye  to Soviet past,’ says Kyiv expert
    Oct23

    Ukraine at ‘final stage of saying good-bye to Soviet past,’ says Kyiv expert

    Over the past six months, polls show that Ukrainian attitudes toward Russians have improved slightly but this does not mean that more of them want to be integrated into any entity dominated by Russia. Instead, it represents a sobering up from the earlier euphoria about Europe and a desire to become a normal independent country. […] …read...