Ukraine Explained

Ukraine Explained
March 19, 2019

Women as Presidential Candidates: Who Are They, and Why Are They Silent about Women's Rights?

Ukrainians are expecting the upcoming Presidential elections to be held on 31 of March. Ukraine's Central Election Commission registered 44 candidates and only 4...
Ukraine Explained
March 15, 2019

Understanding Ukrainian history: interview with Yaroslav Hrytsak

Ukraine's history from Medieval Rus' to 20th century: interview with Yaroslav Hrytsak, one of the most known and most quoted Ukrainian historians.
Ukraine Explained
March 14, 2019

Europe’s Donbas: How Western Capital Industrialized Eastern Ukraine

Russian aggression in Donbas in 2014 drew Europe's attention to this forgotten region. We would like to remind you, however, that the industrial potential of Donbas...
Ukraine Explained
March 13, 2019

Why Are Cossacks Key to Understanding the Ukrainian Nation?

The Ukrainian Cossack has come to symbolize Ukraine’s ethnic image, much like the medieval knight of Western Europe or the Samurai of Japan. In fact, only a minority...
Ukraine Explained
March 12, 2019

Why Ukraine Would Not Be European without Volunteers

There would be no modern and European Ukraine without volunteers. In 2013-2014, they made the Revolution of Dignity come true. Later, in 2014, they joined the Ukrainian...
Ukraine Explained
March 11, 2019

Ukraine's Election 2019: LIVE Updates (first round)

The first round of Ukraine's Presidential elections took place on 31 March, while the second round is set for 21 April. This article is your go-to place for all...
Ukraine Explained
March 5, 2019

Who Is Ready to Lead Ukraine?

It’s election season in Ukraine. While there are forty-two candidates officially registered, the competition, according to recent polls, comes down to three: incumbent...
Ukraine Explained
February 20, 2019

How Ukraine’s Leading Comedian Pulled Ahead in Polls

He is different, and this difference may be part of the reason why he’s pulled ahead in the polls.
February 20, 2019

Changing the Rules: Ukraine’s Parliamentary Elections

If properly amended, proposed electoral reform has the potential to empower voters and reduce corruption. It would also make Ukraine follow the world trend of moving...
Ukraine Explained
February 7, 2019

Dynamo Kyiv, Blokhin, Lobanovskiy: How Ukrainian Football Lead the Way in the Soviet Union

Physical training and sports in the former USSR had always played a major role in the lives of Soviet citizens. The population’s involvement in sports was substantially...