Browsing Month January, 2011

Ukraine in Davos (week overview)

By at January 30, 2011 | 10:38 pm | 0 Comment

During his trip to Davos to take part in the World Econpmic Forum President Viktor Yanukovych held a meeting with President of the Confederation of Switzerland Micheline Calmy-Rey. The President of Ukraine said that the meeting is a good opportunity to discuss several issues of mutual interest for Ukraine and Switzerland. "We have a lot in common. Ukraine and

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Ukrainian poultry farmers can compete with Brazil, U.S.

By at January 29, 2011 | 12:21 pm | 2 Comments

Ukrainian poultry farmers are counting on the expansion of exports of dietary meat in 2011. In particular, negotiations are underway to penetrate the markets of Asian countries, says the chairman of the board of directors of the association Union of Poultry Breeders of Ukraine, Oleksandr Bakumenko.

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Sich-2 satellite to start in February-March 2011

By at January 29, 2011 | 12:09 pm | 0 Comment

Ukrainian sensing satellite Sich-2, whose start was delayed several times (most recently in December 2010), will be launched by carrier rocket Dnepr in February-March 2011.

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Ukraine honoring Kruty Heroes

By at January 29, 2011 | 11:58 am | 0 Comment

Ukraine is honoring on January 29 a feat of Ukrainian young people who died while defending their country. The courage and sacrifice of hundreds of military cadets and students have become a real example for the next generations of fighters for independence. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych announced this in his address to the Ukrainian people on the

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Klitschko: Haye is afraid of fighting, because he knows he will lose

By at January 29, 2011 | 11:52 am | 0 Comment

WBC world heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko of Ukraine has said he believes that WBA champion David Haye of Britain is afraid of fighting either Klitschko brother, because he knows that he will lose the fight.

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Yanukovych says he hopes for introduction of visa-free regime between Ukraine and EU this year

By at January 29, 2011 | 11:32 am | 0 Comment

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has said he hopes that a visa-free regime for travel between the European Union and Ukraine will be established this year.

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Soviet Legacy

By at January 29, 2011 | 12:37 am | 0 Comment

What the former USSR nations inherited from the tyranny runs larger and deeper than the obvious.  What that system did to the genetic culture of Ukrainians is not evident with the naked eye or a casual conversation with their people. It took many years of propaganda to get millions to accept the Soviet ‘reality’, and the effects of such deep brainwashing are the

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Praise the Ukrainians.

By at January 29, 2011 | 12:36 am | 0 Comment

Don’t. For reasons which I can only guess, is not a good idea. In American culture, we are used to praise, encourage and commend our employees, friends, children, colleagues, and hosts, pretty much everyone we get in contact. I imagine the underlying concept is that people will rise to your compliments and thanks, eventually earning them.  It is like a pay in

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Kiev: a living spy novel.

By at January 29, 2011 | 12:35 am | 0 Comment

Tell any world event to your Ukrainian friends and get your pen, laptop or recorder ready: you are about to hear a heck of a conspiracy theory! The landings in the moon, troops disembarking in Normandy during WWII, the war in Afghanistan, Obama, every topic of conversation or world news is followed by: a) a sarcastic look, b) a cynical smile and c) ‘the truth’ as

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