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In the lead-up to Euro 2012, the Western media has been competing to paint the scariest possible picture of Ukraine. The Ukrainian Week looked into what foreigners fear and what they are actually likely to find challenging in Ukraine
4 June, 2012   ▪   Valeria Burlakova
The widespread attitude to Ukraine as a corrupt, failing and ever more authoritarian state is also transferred to its citizens
4 June, 2012   ▪   Zhanna Bezpiatchuk
The dream residence of today’s Ukrainian nouveau riche resembles the kind of luxury restaurant craved by generations of soviet and post-soviet mobs
1 June, 2012   ▪   Oleksa Mann
Many Ukrainians are willing to host foreign football fans at their homes for free
23 May, 2012   ▪   Anna Kalenska
Pseudo-Ukrainian souvenirs are flooding the Euro 2012 market. Below are some tips to help tourists find authentic products instead
23 May, 2012   ▪   Anna Kalenska
Apart from the known dog torturers in the country, many Ukrainians actually drop their careers and sacrifice their health to help abandoned and crippled animals
22 May, 2012   ▪   Anna Kalenska
Ukrainian prisons are nowhere near European standards
3 May, 2012   ▪   Valeria Burlakova
Innocent people trapped in the grindstones of Ukraine’s law enforcement machine often have only two options: admit their guilt and end up behind bars, or spend a long time proving their innocence and get released as invalids
3 May, 2012   ▪   Yaroslava Movchun
Marianna Kaat speaks about her attitude to the scandalous removal of her film Pit No.8 from a festival
18 April, 2012   ▪   Bohdan Butkevych
Documentaries about Donbas coalminers: social antagonism instead of regional patriotism
18 April, 2012   ▪   Lesia Kulchytska
A firm choice of the language in which to speak allows people to shape their environment rather than be shaped by it
18 April, 2012   ▪   Anna Kalenska
Under the current circumstances in Ukraine, most bilingual people ultimately become Russian-speakers
18 April, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
Forming a fully-fledged civil society in Ukraine is still a challenge because the numerous existing NGOs have failed to become its foundation
17 April, 2012   ▪   Ihor Kondratenko
Ukraine has more and more civic movements, the activities of which are not only directed towards ensuring the awareness of society and those in power of specific problems, but also their resolution
17 April, 2012   ▪   Dmytro Vovnianko
It is common knowledge that we most empathise with someone in whose place we might find ourselves. Rank and file citizens of Mykolaiv took to the streets in order to send a number of monsters who are the sons of influential parents behind bars.
3 April, 2012   ▪   Maksym Vikhrov
The people of Donbas already regret their political choice of the past decade and are more ready than ever to protest, even though they still lack a clear alternative to the current regime.
30 March, 2012   ▪   Bohdan Butkevych
The Church of England and Catholic Church condemn plans to allow gay marriages
22 March, 2012   ▪   Michael Binyon
Metropolitan Sofroniy Dmytruk talks about the intrigue surrounding the election of the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate
14 March, 2012   ▪   Anatoliy Khlivnyi
Ukraine’s key demographic problem is a high mortality rate caused by the poor health of its population, a demographer says
14 March, 2012   ▪   Bohdan Butkevych
More than anything else, over the 20 years of its independence, Ukrainian authorities have pretended to solve the nation’s demographics troubles
14 March, 2012   ▪   Andrii Duda
Where did 6 million Ukrainians go?
14 March, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
Given the low quality of utility services, particularly heating, many Ukrainians are switching to autonomous heating. The Ukrainian Week has found, however, that this kind of independence is not always justified
12 March, 2012   ▪   Anna Kalenska
The Party of power us looking at museums, cultural heritage and “sects”
12 March, 2012   ▪   Viktor Yelensky
They’re not waiting for the Ukrainian highway patrol to become honest or for drivers to start respecting the rules. Activists from the social movements “I Park Like an Idiot,” “Road Control” and “I Drive Well and Sober” promote ethical conduct among drivers
12 March, 2012   ▪   Anna Kalenska
Petro Antyp speaks about the mentality of Donetsk, the color of Ukraine and the Horlivka School of Sculpture
13 February, 2012   ▪   Les Belei
in a Russian-speaking or bilingual environment
2 February, 2012   ▪   Inna Zavhorodnya
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Why Ukraine cannot yield to the pressure from its neighbors and how it can protect the state language
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