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Unknown Ukraine: A Poet Who Persevered

Feb 28th, 2013 | By

This is Anna Akhmatova, one of several most interesting poets of the Russian “Silver Age.”

Diagnosis for Yanukovych: the Yushchenko Syndrome

Jul 8th, 2012 | By

Is there power in Ukraine? Yes, some people are fighting for various chairs in our power structures – but those are local wars within our so-called “elite.” None of these wars, so far, has served any useful purpose for the society.

Aiding and Abetting the Moscow Patriarchate

Apr 20th, 2012 | By

By Bishop Paul Peter Jesep Ukrainians do not need someone else’s permission to have their own Church.  I’ve said it.  I’ve written it.  And now I’m repeating it for the umpteenth time.  Metropolitan Yurij of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Canada is aiding and abetting the Moscow Patriarchate.  His inhospitable attitude toward the visit of…

What You Can Do for Ukraine

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By

By Bishop Paul Peter Jesep Stalinistic, Orwellian, Dark Comedy of the Absurd all come to mind in reading about the latest efforts of Muscovy’s puppet governor of Ukraine, Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych.  He recently directed his unthinking, unchristian-behaving minions in parliament to formally accuse Yulia Tymoshenko of committing “high treason” due to her handling of natural…

What To Do With Viktor Fedorovych

Oct 18th, 2011 | By

By Bishop Paul Peter Jesep The European Union has a problem.  What is it to do with an obstinate man who behaves like a petty, arrogant, illiterate peasant who thinks he’s crafty like a fox, albeit a rabid one?  Ukraine’s president will fly to Brussels to meet with European leaders in an atmosphere that has…

Putin’s Return – What It Could Mean for Ukraine

Oct 2nd, 2011 | By

By Bishop Paul Peter Jesep He’s back.  The impact of his return for Ukraine and democracy in general in former Soviet republics is comparable to gallbladder flair up, pain from kidney stones, the flu that lingers for weeks, or an ongoing bout of nasty dysentery.  Vladimir Putin will gallop into the Kremlin once again, no…

Yanukovych: Give the Devil His Due

Sep 19th, 2011 | By

By Bishop Paul Peter Jesep Diaspora Ukrainians throughout the world are vocal and relentless in their justified criticism and at times condemnation of President Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych.  I’ve been one of them when he first sought the presidency and have never stopped.  In the interests of fairness and intellectual honesty, however, even the devil must…


Aug 8th, 2011 | By

By Bishop Paul Peter Jesep Pravda hasn’t changed since the days of the Soviet Union.  It purports to be, as its Russian name suggests, a news source of truth.  In reality, it’s still a mouth piece for government propaganda.  Mae West once quipped: “I use to be snow white, but I drifted.”  In Pravda’s case…

Russian Orthodoxy Incompatible with Ukraine

Jul 26th, 2011 | By

Ukrainians need to stop asking permission from the Ecumenical Patriarch and get on with building a national Church without him. Just as important they need to take every opportunity to contrast European Ukraine with Eurasian Russia.

Response to Voice of Russia Op-Ed

Jul 19th, 2011 | By

Did the lumbering Russian bear eat sour borscht, get a tummy-ache, and get a bit grumpy?