Health Care

A Volunteer Of The Red Cross: “Our Maidan Was Between Two Fires”

Feb 24th, 2015 | By
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At first, he was just a drop in the ocean. Then, with a red cross on his back, he was helping people until a sniper bullet hit his leg. After all he has been through, he will never be the same: Roman Kotliarevsky, biologist and logistics manager. During the revolution he worked as a volunteer at the Red Cross, having many exciting, tragic and sad Maidan stories to tell. He himself was injured, but he does not regret the time and efforts he has devoted to an exceptional experience that changed him a lot as many other Ukrainians.


In Putin’s Russia, No Money for Nursery Schools or Hospitals But Plenty for Illegal Alcohol Producers and their Elite Owners

Mar 15th, 2014 | By

Paul Goble Staunton, March 15 – Given the unfunded mandates Moscow has imposed on the regions and the shortage of money available, Russian regional governments are having to cut back in many sectors, but the choices they are making say a lot about what matters most to the Russian elite – and equally about what…


When the USA helped Ukraine with Western Values

Jan 10th, 2014 | By

In the wake of the economic crisis of 2008, the future of capitalism has been the focus of considerable interest, with talk of aligning purpose with  profit. The New Bottom Line is how I described it. At Sumy State University we’d delivered two papers on the economic crisis and had also been collaborating with physicists…


The day we become silent about things that matter

Jan 1st, 2014 | By

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The ongoing media examination of how Jimmy Savile could have abused children over so many years raises many questions about the willingness of those close to him to speak out.  Those who tried, it seems,…


Forced psychiatric treatment for activist Raisa Radchenko

Jul 16th, 2013 | By
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Raisa Radchenko is a member of several local citizens’ associations in Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine and has actively campaigned against local corruption and police abuse, supporting local people who have attempted to claim their rights.


Grave condition of Emergency Medical Services in Ukraine

Jun 2nd, 2012 | By

The logistics of the emergency medical services is critically inadequate. It leaves the impression that there is organized criminal group at the KCSEMS that has patrons in power.