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Ukrainians are protesting, which means Ukraine is still alive

Every autumn, when the crop is harvested, hard-working Ukrainian nation feels bored and decides to protest just to apply its great energy to something… Is it the true story? For an outside viewer it may look like this. However, the… Continue Reading →

Czech Republic is joining world populist camp

Small prosperous country in Central Europe decided not to stay apart from global far-right and populist tendencies. 2017 parliamentary elections brought new forces to power and threw away the previous leaders. What happened in Czech Republic the last weekend and… Continue Reading →

Catalan referendum – a logical necessity or an organised play?

Catalan referendum is another sign of disintegration tendency in the world. With all its controvercial iisues, it presents a new possibility to change borders in the post-Cold war Europe. Why do people unite in their small communities and search for… Continue Reading →

Is North Korea a real threat for global security?

On 3rd September 2017, North Korea carried out the most powerful nuclear test in its history, which was already the sixth in a row. Together with the latest development of North Korean intercontinental ballistic missiles, the country threatens the global… Continue Reading →

Russia’s thorny road to democracy – Part IV

This is the fourth part of the interview with Russian oppositionist and fighter for democratic rights and freedoms, Igor Sharapov. He talks about the future of Russian democracy, people’s attitude towards the West and the possibility to change power in… Continue Reading →

Love and hate in fragile Ukrainian society

Three years of destructive war, falling economy and huge poverty made Ukrainian society very sensitive and hotheaded. In reality where almost every day Ukrainians are being killed or wondered opposing Russian aggression in Donbass, the society does not let anyone to stay apart and insists “to choose the side”. While some decisions are easier, others still stay controversial.

Russia’s thorny road to democracy – Part III

This is the third part of the interview with Russian oppositionist and fighter for democratic rights and freedoms, Igor Sharapov. He talks about the development of Russian democracy, his life-long struggle with Russia’s tyrannical regime and people’s attitude towards Ukraine…. Continue Reading →

Visa-free regime with the EU – Ukrainian small victory in the difficult war

From 11th June 2017 Ukrainians are finally able to travel to the European Union without visas. One step in Ukraine’s European way of development, so much expected and fought for, but what does visa-free regime really mean for the country?… Continue Reading →

The conflict in Donbas through the eyes of a young local

Arina, could you please introduce yourself? I am Arina Kozlova. I am 18 years old and I come from Luhansk. The military conflict in the Donbas region forced me to leave my city, and, subsequently, the country, as with many… Continue Reading →

Russia’s thorny road to democracy – Part II

This is the second part of an interview with Russian oppositionist and fighter for democratic rights and freedoms, Igor Sharapov. He talks about the development of democracy in Russia, his life-long struggle with Russia’s tyrannical regime, Russian foreign relations, and… Continue Reading →

The end of Ataturk’s dream for Turkey?

The most European Muslim country, which has struggled for European Union’s membership for years, has just stepped backwards to its ‘roots’. In Sunday’s referendum, a majority voted to give more powers to the Turkish president, which could make Recep Tayyip… Continue Reading →

Russia’s thorny road to democracy – Part I

This is the first part of an interview with Russian oppositionist and fighter for democratic rights and freedoms, Igor Sharapov. He talks about the development of democracy in Russia, his life-long struggle with Russia’s tyrannical regime, Russian foreign relations, and… Continue Reading →

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