Ukraine Explained

Ukraine Explained
March 24, 2018

‘Coup Plot’ Video: Summary of the Savchenko-Ruban Plan

Ukrainian MP Nadiya Savchenko has been detained by Ukrainian security officers on accusations of plotting to carry out a terrorist attack and stage a coup. Prosecutor-General...
Ukraine Explained
March 7, 2018

Fighting For Equality: What Does It Mean To Be a Woman In Today’s Ukraine

8th of March is an International Women's Day, founded 100 years ago by the feminists of New York. Although many positive changes happened since that time, the mere...
Ukraine Explained
February 28, 2018

Lost Treasures: How Ukraine Fights for the Return of Yanukovych Assets

Serhiy Klyuyev, a Ukrainian MP from the close entourage of Viktor Yanukovych (also known as “family”), fled the country in 2014 after the Euromaidan protests. He...
Ukraine Explained
February 20, 2018

Ukraine’s Had Revolutions, But Where Is the Real Evolution?

In the last three decades, Ukraine has experienced three dramatic changes that have often been referred to as revolutions. But were they genuinely revolutionary?
Ukraine Explained
February 19, 2018

Forget East-West and Language Divide. Politicians May Exploit New Wedge Issues in Ukraine’s Elections

Ukraine has decisively moved toward the West. Previously pulled between East and West, Ukrainians are now more united on key issues that had previously rankled the...
Ukraine Explained
February 15, 2018

UkraineConnection: famous people connected to Ukraine

Over the last few centuries, Ukraine has often served as a borderland for empires, and a country where different cultures met and enriched each other.
Ukraine Explained
January 30, 2018

Paid Word: Who Owns Ukrainian Media

Oligarchs own the airwaves in Ukraine. More than 75 percent of Ukrainians regularly watch TV channels owned by Ukrainian oligarchs Viktor Pinchuk, Ihor Kolomoisky,...
Ukraine Explained
January 29, 2018

Modernized Past: How Today’s Ukrainian Culture Combines Tradition And Modernity

In the 19th century Ukrainian culture was often perceived by its neighbours, like the Poles or Russians, as a land of deep-rooted folk traditions, where music, stories,...
Ukraine Explained
January 16, 2018

“Little Russia”: What Ukraine Would Look Like If The “16 January Laws” Had Been Implemented

Exactly 4 years ago, on 16 January 2014, amid the Euromaidan protests, Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada attempted to adopt legislation which would legalise the dictatorship...
Ukraine Explained
January 12, 2018

Ukraine: What to Expect in 2018

One should not have wild expectations for Ukraine this year. Although the country is more than a year away from the March 2019 presidential election, structural...