Ukraine Explained

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...
Ukraine Explained
December 22, 2017

Ukraine 2017: Breaking vicious cycle?

Here we will try to make sense of what 2017 brought Ukraine. Many events and trends of the past year will certainly have consequences for what the future holds for...
Ukraine Explained
December 13, 2017

What Ukrainians Really Think: 10 Key Insights from Ukraine’s 2017 Opinion Polls

Ukraine is a complicated, changing country. It’s far too easy to imagine that the proclamations and positions presented by Ukraine’s government and civil society...