Ukraine Joins the World of Hyperreal Politics

April 24, 2019

Nearly three-quarters of the Ukrainian population may not share a common vision of the future, but they want politics at least to be entertaining. The Daily Devil's Dictionary reports. Before April 21, Volodymyr Zelenskiy was an actor, a television celebrity famous for portraying a school...

Ukraine Struggles to Keep Politics Out of Anti-Corruption Drive

November 19, 2015

In Poroshenko’s Ukraine, politics and justice are often mixed. In the early morning darkness of October 31, Gennady Korban opened his door to find a group of imposing men in black balaclavas staring down at him. A state special investigator emerged from the group with a binder and proceeded to...

The Ukrainian Revolution’s Neo-Fascist Problem

September 23, 2014

The participation of neo-Nazi groups in the Ukrainian government’s antiterrorist operation discredits the peace effort. On May 2, Europe saw its first major terrorist attack in years. The incident occurred in the bucolic southern Ukrainian resort city of Odessa, famous for its Greek and...

The Dark Side of the Ukraine Revolt

March 06, 2014

Ukraine’s ultra-right-wing Svoboda party is no fringe organization. "The April 6 rally in Cherskasy, a city 100 miles southeast of Kiev, turned violent after six men took off their jackets to reveal T-shirts emblazoned with the words 'Beat the Kikes' and 'Svoboda,' the...

Ukraine’s Crisis Explained

February 26, 2014

Why the EU and Russia are both keen on winning over Ukraine. Background The recent wave of protests in Ukraine began when the government suspended preparations to sign the European Union’s (EU) proposed trade and partnership agreement in November 2013. The bill would have brought Ukraine...