Call out to President Elect Petro Poroshenko

Exit polls are not an exact science, though from my years consulting with Democratic Initiatives Foundation, the first Ukrainian NGOs to ever use such a tool as form of control over elections, they are pretty damn accurate when properly designed and with an appropriate sample size. Given all the problems cause by one man by…

Closing down…

While I had spent some time in the first OstaNNya Baricada which was opened in Kyiv on July 13, 2001, only to be closed down leading up the the 2002 parliamentary elections, I never had the opportunity to visit the reincarnation of the OB in Kharkiv. From what I have been reading on a number…

Aids Benefit Concert – Kharkiv

Ostannya Barakada is not new when it comes to supporting different causes. The Art Club which originally openned up on July 13, 2001, only to be closed during the 2002 parliamentary elections in in Ukraine found a new home in Kharkiv. The Kharkiv bands that will be performing within the framework of World Aids Awareness…

The vote that changed Ukraine

Fifteeen years ago today, Ukrainians voted to approved their country’s independence, and voted for its first President, Leonid Kravchuk. During those years there was a renaissance on the Ukrainian music scene, groups like Mertviy Piven [Dead Rooster], Plach Yeremii [Jermiah’s Cry], Braty Hadiukyny, and others were breaking on to the scene, just to mention a…

Fraud charged in Mukachiv mayoral election; opposition demands resignations of top officials

by Vasyl Pawlowsky Special to The Ukrainian Weekly KYIV – A vote in the Verkhovna Rada on April 21 fell short by six votes of the necessary 226 votes on a motion that called for the resignation of the head of the presidential administration, Victor Medvedchuk, Minister of Internal Affairs Mykola Bilokon and Chairman of…