Posts Tagged ‘ oligarchs ’

Appeal of the Lviv Business School of the Ukrainian Catholic University to the business elite of Ukraine

Dec 23rd, 2013 | By

History repeats itself. We are seeing it now. Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. For Ukraine – a democracy and an economy stuck at the crossroads of old and new, of controlled and free – that time is now. A people, who lived through several deep historical traumas, including genocides, are finally attempting to define…

Ukraine: Putin’s Denial – by Timothy Snyder

Dec 14th, 2013 | By

Imagine the following: the American Ambassador to France goes on French television and declares, “Americans and Canadians are one nation. It’s like the Bretons and the Normans in France. You can’t separate them.” The ambassador would be summoned to Washington and, from that moment forward, Americans would be reminded of the foolish incident every time…

It’s not about the EU, it’s about freedom from the Ukrainian mafia

Dec 13th, 2013 | By

I passed on this message from Yevgeniya Nedilko in Germany Dear EU citizens! Today, Nowember 30, 2013, our president Viktor Yanukovych turned into a new Ceausescu when he dispersed a peaceful rally, breaking 19-years-old students’ heads to blood. Those students were standing for support of collaboration between Ukraine and EU. Reading materials in your media,…

An Intellectual Exercise for August What’s Coming Next?

Aug 5th, 2011 | By

August has an almost “mystical record” in Russia. Since 1961, if “something big” happened, it happened in the month of August. And since 1986, “something” has happened almost every August. The first on record was the erection of the Berlin Wall on the 13th of August 1961. Then there was the invasion of Czechoslovakia on August 21, 1968, the sinking of “Admiral Nakhimov” on August 31, 1986, and then we witness practically, non-stop, repeating August disasters that were capped off by the firestorms of August, 2010. There were 7 technology disasters (sinking ships, crashing airplanes, derailed trains, exploding turbines), five major terror acts, two military interventions (including the Russian Georgian war in 2008), which happened or were staged in the month of August since 1986. But the highlight is certainly the 1991 coup in Moscow, exactly 20 years ago this August.