Andrei Sakharov’s Theory of Symmetry

It has been a quarter of a century since the passing of Andrei Sakharov a Nobel Prize winning physicist, dissident and civil rights activist, and I sometimes wonder how little has changed in Russia since then? Particularly since Russia’s invasion of Crimea and its incursion into the Donbass region with some of the finest of…

Ukraine’s lawless language law

The Yanukovych regime’s handling of the language law “is a classic example of its utter hypocrisy.” If you are a political strategist in Ukraine and you really want to divide the electorate, follow the lead of President Viktor Yanukovych and his supporting cast of MPs in the parliament, primarily from his own Party of Regions…

Justice? It’s been stricken from the Ukrainian vocabulary

Life gets in the way sometimes, but RRS feeds keep me abreast of the happenings of a land like no other, and that land is known as Ukraine. If you haven’t heard of the place by now, maybe its time check out the CIA World Fact Book or Wikipedia; though regardless of what you read…

Freedom from what? Or should it be from whom?

Seven years has passed, and I’m still trying to figure out what Ukraine has achieved in that relatively short time, though still more than a third as many years that the nation has been independent. This commentary may very well be disjointed in many ways, just as the people of Ukraine have been for so…

An orange carrot called Euro-2012

Before the early winter of 2004 Ukraine was nothing but a grey smudge somewhere on the periphery of a contemporary Europe. It was a country with a developing democracy and with its fair share of problems as it tried to shake off the legacy of the Former Soviet Union, but when the Orange (R)evolution took…

Presidential lexicon vs the lexicon of diplomacy

As the countries which base themselves on the Rule of Law await what will happen in the “show trial” of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, there are a few things that I like the readers of this column to think about for at least the time that it takes to read this opinion over maybe…

Second in Command – to whom?

Without a doubt many will probably agree that Ukraine’s democracy is extremely fragile, and while the world observes the young nation and its apparent political persecution of the opposition by the current regime there is plenty more going on in the country. Many events slip under the radar of most, though an event which transpired…

Bravo “Le Figaro”! Not so fast!

When a government official from any country gives an interview to an international publication one would expect that they maintain certain standards or normalcy. However, as I have mentioned before, the current regime in Ukraine are nothing but bandits who play by their own set of rules, because for them the only thing that is…

Capable of leadership or just another political project?

As the current regime has clearly decided that they will not only pass judgment but will determine what the former Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko’s, sentence will be in the nearest future, there has been a great deal of speculation of who will be the opposition. At this point the spin doctors of the project that…

In Defense of the Ukrainian People

The kangaroo courts which are trying both former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and former Minister of the Interior Yuriy Lutsenko, not to mention many other Ukrainians, from students to pensioners is clearly in criminal defiance of the Rule of Law. At the current time there is no doubt in my mind that the regime in…