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The Crisis in Ukraine - If anyone has watched the news in the last year, I am sure they have heard something about Ukraine and Russia. This is not the first time these two countries have been in the news. According to a recent article about Ukraine’s history published by BBC News, Ukraine is a fairly new country. Ukraine was a part of Russia until the end 1991when Ukraine voted to become independent from Russia (“Ukraine Profile – Timeline”). This separation from Russia made Ukraine the second largest country in all of Europe (“Ukraine Profile – Overview”)....   [tags: Ukraine Crisis Essays]
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How Education can Transform Ukraine, A Speech - ... It is only rational to posit the next issue. - Hypocrisy.The highest privileges in higher education are mostly bestowed upon the Ministry of Education and its apparatchiks and not upon the best and brightest academia. - Corruption. I do not have to tell you that the Ukrainian higher education is corrupt. - Self-centeredness. Ukrainian universities lack foreign students and sustain a very low level of cooperation at the international level. - Lack of autonomy. Academic and financial autonomy of universities is trampled by the Ministry of Education’s overregulation and bureaucracy of higher education....   [tags: Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Program] 1805 words
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The Crisis in Ukraine - Ukraine is an Eastern European country with a population of about 45 million. Before the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, it was called The Ukraine, which means “borderland”. It lies to the west of Russia and to the east of the rest of Europe. For over two centuries, Russia has been trying to make Ukraine more Russian. Ukraine has been torn between the two (Russia and Europe, and more recently, the European Union) for a very long time. West Ukraine speaks native Ukrainian and identifies more with Europe....   [tags: russia, crimean crisis]
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Battlefield in the Ukraine - ... It is scary to watch how the bullets pierce the trees, chop off chips, which hurt your face and every naked part of your body. It is scary to look at those, dead or wounded, who were just running alongside myself not more than five minutes ago, holding nothing but wooden sticks in hand, just like kids in some average yard. It is scary to realize that it is a war. A war in a place where I used to walk freely with friends, family, and loved ones, not fearing for my own life. For this is downtown, crime activity is low here....   [tags: personal narrative] 1085 words
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Crisis in Ukraine - The big crisis in Ukraine is starting to get out of hand. The government cannot even figure out what to do, and is getting kicked out of office. There are street protests happening all over Ukraine especially at Kyiv’s Independence Square. There is civil unrest against Yanukovych because he did not do what the people wanted to have. After everything is starting to cool down, Russian troops start to enter the country. The crisis was getting so far out of hand that the US and the EU had to figure out how to help, so they got involved in the crisis....   [tags: independence square, yanukovych, protests]
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Chaos in Ukraine - ... Now the E.U. is stuck in a tight spot, whether they should take action or just let Ukraine drown and let Russia come in and see what they will do to the people and country of Ukraine will come to. Ukraine holds a 3 billion dollar debt to Russia. But now that the people have revolted against the government and now Ukraine can’t even pay for the Eurobond lent to them by Russia; Eurobonds are a none European currency that is used for international trade or lending money. “The United Kingdom wants to pass a law stating since they are part head of the Eurobond trade, since the main building controlling it is in the U.K., and would help Ukraine solve its Eurobond problem with Russia” says Fel...   [tags: Russia, international relations and conflict] 842 words
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Protests in Ukraine - : This paper focuses on the protests in Ukraine and seeks to examine the different aspects related to its effect on Ukraine’s relations with the international community. This paper also discusses the role of other political leaders inside Ukraine on the protests and some of the key actors involved. The approach used to write this paper is realistic. Ukraine’s self-interest combined with the economic and military power of Russia is the possible reason of the decision made by Ukraine. As this case basically deals with power and self-interests of countries, realism will best help to understand and comprehend this case....   [tags: realism, international community]
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The Ukraine Crisis - In a Post soviet environment World has evovled around a unipolar system with united states having a preponderance in international matters. The remanants of the cold war still haunting europe. Most of the Eastern European nations formally allied with soviet union are now turing away from russia towards European union. The Reasons for this paradigm shift owes a lot to the democratic ways of the liberal western world and the economic ties and stability being offered to its allies....   [tags: Russia, European Union, War] 802 words
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Christmas in Ukraine - ... Fasting, according to the teachings of the Savior, helps cleanse the soul from sin and frees her from the power of the devil and returns to fellowship with God (Syshko). Nadia said: ‘ I knew that some people do lent before Christmas, but it is not common in our family. We do go to Church to pray for our “happy tomorrow’, but we have never fasted, as I remember”. Ukrainian Christmas festivities begin on Christmas Eve, sixth of January. The Christmas Eve Supper or “Svyata Vecheria” (Holy Supper) brings the family together to partake in special foods and begin the holiday with many customs and traditions, which reach back to antiquity....   [tags: Orthodox Christians, culture, traditions] 889 words
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The Conflict Between the Ukraine and Russia - Introduction: The conflict between the Ukraine and Russia is the Ukraine's most long-standing and deadly crisis; since its post-Soviet independence began as a protest against the government dropping plans to forge closer trade ties with the European Union. The conflict between Russia and the Ukraine stems from more than twenty years of weak governance, the government’s inability to promote a coherent executive branch policy, an economy dominated by oligarchs and rife with corruption, heavy reliance on Russia, and distinct differences between Ukraine's population from both Eastern and Western regions in terms of linguistics, religion and ethnicity (Lucas 2009)....   [tags: globalization, social media, international law]
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Vladimir Putin and the Ukraine Crisis - “All the Germans that were ... in places like Czechoslovakia and Romania and other places, Hitler kept saying, ‘They’re not being treated right. I must go and protect my people,’ and that’s what’s gotten everybody so nervous.” - Hillary Clinton, Former Secretary of State. Russian agression in Crimea and East Ukraine so far has been unpunished by America and her European allies, even though Russian “President” Vladimir Putin’s regime is so similar to the dictators of the past. So, does the aggressive behavior visible today warrant any action....   [tags: Russian international relations]
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Crimea and Ukraine - 2014 Crises - Introduction The seizure of Crimea, and the destabilization of eastern Ukraine has been marked by many as one of the major conflicts since the Cold War. It began in 2010 and escalated to what it is today (the seizure of Crimea by Russia). Boasting a plethora of effects on the greater European region, such as energy supply and diplomatic relationships, the crisis quickly became a matter of concern. Within my paper I explore the history that aroused this affair, detail the effects it had upon other nations, and conclude with historical analysis relating to past issues....   [tags: international relations, politics]
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Protests in Ukraine in 2013 - ... Even though the “pocket money” can still help the country it will not really do much of anything. I say this because a small amount of money can only do so much before it completely runs out within a quick period of time. The long-term rewards would have done a lot more for the country. Another reason why the protesters were furious was because thousands of armed Russian troops showed up out of nowhere at an airport in Ukraine’s city of Crimera. This angered and frightened the protesters and other pro-European Ukrainians as well as western countries because this action led them to believe that Russia is invading the region to take control of it....   [tags: ex-Soviet countries relations]
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Analysis of the Axzon Company in Ukraine - Social Justice Paper Environmental and Corporate Responsibility Nowadays a lot of company’s activities have a negative impact on environment and people that live in that part of the country. This problem is not new for the world but every day the consequences are getting worth for the nature and for the human’s health. This tendency will be even worth if people will not stop to harm the environment and control companies that having dangerous activities. One of the striking example of negative impact on environment is Axzon A/S company in Ukraine....   [tags: environmental and corporate responsibility]
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Independence of Lviv in the Ukraine - ... Successful referendum of Sudan will be used for comparison to prove the statement. Similarities and differences among the two cases will be covered. Similarities Original political status Crimea is an autonomous republic governed by the Constitution of Crimea. She follows the Ukrainian law. For the South Sudan, she gets autonomous power after the signing of Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005 (Wu, 2011). Formation of population Race, language, culture is different from original state for both cases....   [tags: statehood, crimean council, referendum] 936 words
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Ukraine and European Union - ... Ukraine, on the one hand, is very keen on being part of the EU, however not all part of this country share the same view. Mainly the wealthy Ukrainians from western regions, who have traveled to Europe, want to be part of the EU. Citizens who currently cannot afford a trip to Europe today are not threatened even in case of signing the EU Association. In Europe, politicians do not hide the fact that Ukraine's membership in the EU will not happen until the year of 2025. Russia does not want to take over Ukraine because the outcomes of this integration would be negative for the Russian Federation....   [tags: politics, conditions, role, process, financal] 621 words
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Ukraine Economy and Politics - ... They rank number 155 in economic freedom by country. Benefits for the public are the same as the United States. Education is free and kids start at age 6 and go through 12 years of education before post-education. They also have public welfare to the people, which do not have, pension entitlements and disables people. In the past twenty years, Ukraine has increasingly developed their economic system. They have jumped up by nine points in the “Economic Freedom Score.” Ukraine gained various trades such as monetary stability and openness to global trade....   [tags: unemployment rate, labor market] 797 words
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The Chernobyl Nuclear Plant in Ukraine - On April 26, 1986 the entire world’s view of nuclear energy changed forever (Nave Chernobyl, n.d., para. 4). This was because on that day there was a massive explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine (part of the USSR at the time). Science can be applied to this event to explain why the plant exploded in the first place. Science can be used to look at how the plant was designed to work versus how it worked at the time of explosion. This event had massive health effects on nearby humans as well as animals and plants in the area....   [tags: radiation, disaster, nuclear power]
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Civil Unrest in Ukraine - ... It is noted in Jackson (2005) by Alexis de Tocqueville, “It is unbelievable how many systems of morals and politics have been successfully found, forgotten, re-discovered, forgotten again, and to reappear a little later, always charming and surprising the world as if they were new, and bearing witness, not to the fecundity of the human spirit, but to the ignorance of man” (Jackson 2005). This shows to prove that the birth of a new generation of lost values which can result in political turmoil....   [tags: international conflicts, former USSR territories] 1070 words
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Putin's Aggression in Ukraine - ... Putin simply does not accept that Russia’s neighbors, least of all is probably Ukraine, are independent countries. To him, they are Russia’s “near abroad”. Putin’s message from Crimea to President Obama is this: Not one inch ahead. After NATO’s expansion into the Baltic states, after the European Union’s embrace of the likes of Poland and Romania, freed, like the Baltic states, from the Soviet empire, after the humbling by NATO of Serbia -Russia’s Orthodox ally, after all this the Russian president, as he has already made clear in Syria, is saying: “Game over.” Crimea has exposed the distressing lack of realism of President Obama’s foreign policy....   [tags: invasion, miltary, obama] 841 words
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Ukraine's Crisis Matters to the World Economy - ... One of these pipelines flows through the heart of Ukraine, which pumps half of the gas Russia sends to Europe. Imagine if the pipeline were to shut down because of riots and other political disputes that might follow. Even if the pipeline were to only shut down for a couple days or a week, the economic impact on Europe would be astronomical. Gas prices would skyrocket, making not only Ukraine or Europe, but the rest of the world to fall into disarray because of rising prices effecting the common household....   [tags: european union, domino effect, turmoil]
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The Crisis in Ukraine: Russian Government and The West - The hardened positions between the government and the opposition and the spread of anti-government protests to the country's western regions have increased the likelihood of a severe administrative crisis, potentially involving a power vacuum and protracted political uncertainty. Ukraine, the biggest country in Eastern Europe, is sandwiched between Russia and the West. It is something of a pawn between Russia and the West. For the West, the EU trade deal would mean its reach would spread further east; by contrast, the Russians see the Ukraine as key to holding on to their turf....   [tags: government, NATO, politics] 1621 words
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Taking a Look at the Russian-Ukraine Conflict - ... On February 21 members of the opposition overtook the capital and the Presidents Yanukovych residence, forcing him to flee to Russia to avoid charges by the opposition of murdering protesters. Russia however views the protesting as a threat to undermine its influence in Ukraine by calling into question President Yanukovych legitimacy as President and must be squashed. Russia has significant interest in curbing any democratic reform that would align Ukraine with Europe and not Russia. After the opposition took over the city of Kiev, President Putin decide to run military drills that would include over one hundred thousand armed troops along the Ukraine and Russian border sending a clear...   [tags: international disputes, European Union] 834 words
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The Russian-Ukraine Issue - ... This issue was planned before, but the Ukrainian government, with the most unsuccessful president thought that it would be better to wait a little bit, or to create a so-thought minor "social problem" and simply disappear. They were not so successful, according to the fact that on the 21 of January Maidan was occupied by the citizens, by the simple people from all parts of Ukraine, who were fighting against the current government. People suffered all 4 years from Janukovich's power and his followers, if not to consider all the 21 years of Ukrainian "independence”, these 4 years were just the last stage of anger....   [tags: international relations and politics] 1117 words
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The Russia-Ukraine Relationship - ... later than the statement of in Jan 28- 1918 and more than a few years of fighting. 1928 Ukraine be converted into a Russian state. 1922 Ukraine happened to of the creator of the union of Russian state. Why is Ukraine in chaos. Ukraine is in chaos after its bloodiest week in decades. Days of deadly clashes between anti-government protesters and police have culminated in parliament voting to oust President Yanukovych though he has condemned the act as a overthrow d'etat, the capital Kiev and his presidential administration are actually out of his hands.for atleast three months, anti-government protesters were involved in a stand-off with the establishments that hesitated between calm and...   [tags: international relations, February clashes] 550 words
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Russia, Ukraine & the World: Current Events - International politics as one may imagine includes foreign affairs. This is why the topic and focus of this paper revolves around the current event within Eastern Europe. It will focus on both Russia, Ukraine, and the world, and from it, it will be analyzed by using the resources provided within class. After all it is a International Politics course, and one of the best ways to effectively put the skills and knowledge to use is to focus on an event or current event. The paper will attempt to go over in a chronological order of the events that has happened, and what is happening currently over in Ukraine....   [tags: Foreign affairs, Eastern Europe, Politics]
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Liberal and Real Views of the Ukraine Crisis - Jack Donnelly states that “Theories are beacons, lenses of filters that direct us to what, according to the theory, is essential for understanding some part of the world.” These various theories, or lenses for viewing the world help us understand the way in which countries interact and why things occur in the field of international relations. The two main schools of thought in the field are Realism and Liberalism. One must understand these theories in order to be able to understand what is happening in the world....   [tags: Crimea, Russia, violating international laws]
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International Reactions to the Ukraine-Russia Crisis - ... NATO condemned Russia's military escalation in Crimea and stated that it was breach of international law. The Visegrád Group has issued a joint statement urging Russia to respect Ukraine's territorial integrity and for Ukraine to take into account its minority groups to not further break fragile relations. It has urged for Russia to respect Ukrainian and international law and in line with the provisions of the 1994 Budapest Memorandum. The Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), meeting today in Paris, expressed its full support for the territorial integrity and national unity of Ukraine....   [tags: UN non-binding resoluiton] 843 words
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Ukraine After The Chernobyl Disaster in 1986 - At the beginning of our project we considered Bertolt Brecht as a possible practitioner for our piece. By using his alienation technique we planned to create a multi-media theatre performance. As a collective, we considered doing this by examining relevant topics and implementing a mixture of verbatim theatre and devised script techniques. However, Augusto Boal is the name of the practitioner that we mainly used throughout the show. We chose Boal, because of the nature of his techniques, which allowed us to experiment with various themes and ideas throughout the performance....   [tags: neutralization process, Boal Techniques]
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Expand Ukraine’s Political Ambitions - The month of November in Ukraine was interesting, to say the least. Politically, the Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych attempts to reform amending bills, while also socially ignoring the decline in press freedom. However, a major noteworthy article appeared on the stands: Ukraine goes offshore. This article is probably one of the most important events that occurred in November, which discusses revenue lost on offshore tax schemes. As an attempt to electronically expand Ukraine’s political ambitions, Viktor Yanukovych passed a recent bill early in November that will allow votes in the Parliament to be conducted by an electronic card (Ukrainian)....   [tags: Politics Current Events]
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Ukraine´s Current National Debt - ... Their public debt per capita is 1,608 per inhabitant. The last recorded annual rate of CPI that was published in Ukraine was recorded in March 2014, and it was 3.4 percent. Ukraine is mainly in debt because of their national gas trade with Russia. $12.9 billion in Ukrainian bond debts becomes due by the end of one year from now, plus the $1.81 billion in natural gas bills that are owed promptly to Russia. Extra pending debt due in 2016 takes the bill to $19 billion. That number avoids included gas debt....   [tags: government, gross domestic product] 1020 words
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Should the EU Give Ukraine the Prospect of EU Membership? - It was quite a shock when Ukraine was voted, along with Poland, a host country for Euro 2012 in 2007: could the championship really be held in this eastern European country, a former Soviet state, lacking a good infrastructure and an efficient administration. Nevertheless, the country started the preparations of the biggest sporting event it has yet organised. Only the future can tell us whether the transformation has been successful, but the assignment was not completely random, as Ukraine has been described as a “frontrunner” in Europeanisation, when compared to the oth-er countries in the Eastern Partnership....   [tags: Europe, Russia, Orange Revolution] 2242 words
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Russia’s Invasion of the Ukraine: The Causes and Effects - Russia’s Invasion of the Ukraine: The Causes and Effects Throughout history, countries around the world have been invaded by neighboring countries for many different reasons. Some have been invaded for political reasons, others, for religious reasons and some for territorial reasons, like Germany during World War 2. Whatever the case may be, all countries have been invaded in the past at one point in time. A recent example of an intrusion in today’s modern world would be Russia into Ukraine. This incident has different perspectives and has caused a lot of turmoil within the country and the rest of the world; the past, present and future of this event are all tied together....   [tags: history, world war II] 1450 words
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Russian Ukraine Crisis is a Violation of International Law - ... The U.S.A. has talked to Putin about negotiating with Ukraine but to no success. Putin blames the U.S.A. for an international trade standoff, while Obama accused Putin of breaking international laws(2). These words could start a world war if the U.S.A. gets more hands on with the crisis, USA and its allies would be pulled into this and therefor Russian's allies would be pulled in leading to a possible WW3. Although Ukraine has not taken any aggressive action against Russia does not mean they will not has the Ukrainian Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev said "So far, Ukrainian armed forces have exercised restraint and refrained from active resistance to the aggression, but they are in full operati...   [tags: military, invasion, government ]
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Ukraine: A War Between a Liberal and Illiberal Democracy - ... In 1888, Alexander III banned the use of Ukrainian language in government institutions as well as baptizing children with Ukrainian names. These blatant acts were attempts to destroy the Ukrainian national identity, to convert all Ukrainians into Russians. Even after all these attempts, the Ukrainian identity was still strongly preserved in Western Ukraine. It was not until 1926 when Joseph Stalin decided to begin to put a stop to Ukrainian identity, to eradicate the entire Ukrainian culture....   [tags: authoritarian regime, identity] 957 words
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The US and The Political Situation Between Russia, the Ukraine and Crimea - A recent study was published by CBS News associates that stated 61% of Americans do not think America should become involved in the current political situation between Russia, the Ukraine and Crimea (Dutton et al. pg1). I wish to encourage all Americans that not only should we be concerned about the Ukraine and Crimean situation as it has unfolded, but also how it affects America and the rest of the world financially and how that might threaten the security of other countries the world over. “Meanwhile, the United States remains the world's largest consumer and importer of oil....   [tags: black gold, oil, world securities]
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Russia and Ukraine: The Beginning of World War III? - 1945 marked the end of World War II, a devastating mark on the history of humankind, but one we have managed to overcome. 69 years have passed and humans have advanced both in the fields of technology and emotion. We have begun to accept once frowned upon ideals such as marriage between two of the same gender and interracial relationships, and have been more open to the needs and concerns of those in other countries. But is our worldly compassion and understanding soon coming to an end due to Russia's devious political schemes with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych....   [tags: international tensions]
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The Story of My Parent's Emmigration from Ukraine - ... 3 September 2012), 368 Masnyi 4 One of my family members had told me that parents were killed in front of their children. You would walk down the street and see bodies on the grounds that have passed away from the starvation. “It was estimated that 25,000 Ukrainians died each day during the Famine.” Some people turned into cannibals because of the hunger they could not control. “It was seen that thousands had died in specific villages, and there were graphic descriptions of cannibalism, mentioning, for example, that burials of the recently deceased were forbidden, because “fresh” corpses were being dug up and eaten.”3 to death over one winter....   [tags: personal narrative] 2379 words
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Product and Pricing Strategies of Mining Machinery in the Ukraine - ... There equipment shipped from outside of the country generally considered of better quality and the companies are willing to invest more capital into machinery that would deliver greater productivity and higher output between overhauls. The high-low strategy will be adopted as special promotions and discounted pricing for distributors and customers that are purchasing large quantities of the equipment. Distribution and Customer Service Strategies Distribution Physical product distribution requires a complex logistics strategy....   [tags: SME300 series, SME200 series continuos miners] 883 words
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Relationship between the USSR and Ukraine in the 1930's - ... When news of the Famine reached the outside world, food supplies were sent from the United States and Britain, however through Stalin, the shipments were denied and new policies from the Soviet Union that denied their part in the famine refused all outside aid were instilled. Stalin refused entry even to journalists, as he feared the media would reveal the Soviet Unions’ crimes against the Ukraine. Stalin used the money gained from exporting the Ukrainians grain to fuel his Five Year Plan to transform the Soviet Union into a world power....   [tags: international relations] 527 words
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Geography: Key Events In Ukraine's Political Crisis - For much of its recent history, [Ukraine] has been viewed as divided between two regions— one oriented toward Eurasia/USSR in the east and one toward Central Europe in the west (Sellar and Pickles, 2002). The geographic location of the Ukraine — nestled in between Russia and Europe — and the subsequent mix of cultures, languages and histories of the citizens of modern day Ukraine have been the source of political and social unrest nation-wide for many years. The European Union/Russian Federation fault line that has always split the Ukrainian population was in large part the reason the most recent protests began in November....   [tags: european union, protests, ukrainain identity]
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Current Socio-Political Conditions and Legal Remedies in Ukraine - ... By their nature, such legal remedies are divided into organizational, protective and defensive. All legal remedies, are directed to realization of the rights and freedoms, are reflected in the formal legal and institutional forms. The first consists in the legislative regulation of the rights and freedoms, and the second - in the procedural guarantees, in the activities of the public and private agencies and organizations, which provide realization, protection and defense of the human rights and freedoms, as well as directly in the way of their implementation....   [tags: Freedom, Rights] 619 words
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A Brief History of the Dumka Form: Folk Music of Ukraine - ... This includes two Dumki for solo piano, the tremendously lyrical second movement of the Piano Quintet No. 2 in A, Op. 81, and each of the six movements of the Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90, often referred to as the Dumky Trio. Dvořák’s dumky are mostly in duple time, in a minor key, and he develops the melody and thematic material through figural variation, as is typical of folk music. Also indicative of folk music is the sectional structure, presented in some expanded version of the ABA form—for example, ABACABA, where the outer parts consist of the melancholy, elegiac themes, and the center is a bright, swirling dance—a “dumka” paired with a contrasting “shumka” (Ukrainian diminu...   [tags: romantic music, greek] 1335 words
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Ukraine: Facts - Ukraine: Facts Ukraine is a state in Eastern Europe, bounded on the north by Belarus, on the north and east by the Russian Federation, on the west by Poland, Slovakia, on the southwest by Hungary, Rumania, and Moldova, and on the south by the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. Ukraine includes the Crimean Autonomous Republic, which was elevated from an oblast to a constituent republic in 1991. Kyiv is the capital and largest city. Ukraine is the second largest country in Europe after Russia. The total area of Ukraine is 603,700 sq....   [tags: essays research papers] 1198 words
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Successful Accession of Crimea to Russia - ... Reports suggested that approximately 40,000 Russian troops known as the ‘green men’, because of the absence of their insignia, had amassed across the border with Ukraine. Though Putin previously denied it, he later accepted that the soldiers, were in fact Russian, claiming that their presence was necessary to keep order so that Crimea could decide freely at their referendum. The Crimean MPs, illegitimately dismissed the existing government and elected the head of the Russia Unity Party, Sergey Aksyonov, as the new Prime Minister....   [tags: crisis in Ukraine]
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Ukraine: Population crisis - Purcell Consulting Company is world’s foremost independent consulting company regarding policy issues for governments, and we are glad that you have chosen us in helping with your policies. As addressed in your personal statement, you are extremely concerned about your country’s population decline, and the years to come. This problem, distressing to say, is notably related to the way your government is governed, as well as other factors including health issues, and economics that puts a strain on the your population....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Battle of Ideals: USA and the Borderlands - U.S.A and the Borderlands. There has been tons of contentions and conflicts in the second largest country in europe and while the news presents us all these ideas about what going there, the truth, as it always is, is much more complex. The recent turmoil in the Ukraine has brought up a lot of issues remembered in the cold war. Russia Annexing the crimean peninsula from the Ukraine scaring western powers, specifically the United States, into the old policy of Soviet containment and using any means to put negatives towards the “eastern block” preventing the spread of its influence....   [tags: Russia and Ukraine]
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Joseph Stalin's Forced Famine - ... The Soviet influence being gone, was unacceptable. To ruin people’s hopes of independence, he began to engage in some of the same methods used in the Soviet Union. Stalin used collectivization and invaded privately owned farmlands and livestock. A class of formerly wealthy farmers, called Kulaks, were declared “enemies of the people.” Stalin later enforced a propaganda campaign where mandatory quotas of grain to be shipped out had to be met prior to the peasants getting any food for them. Once receiving power over Trotsky, Stalin changed most if not all of the ways Lenin ran the USSR....   [tags: Tyrant, Ukraine] 589 words
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Russia Invading Ukraine Vs. “Blood Done Sign My Name” - The book, “Blood Done Sign My Name”, has a lot of parallels to the world and how the world deals with issues such as oppression, discrimination, racism, and separation. One of the situations that is happening in the world today that can relate to the situations in the book are the invasions in of the Ukraine by Russia. This has been a pretty big global issue involving Russia threatening to take over parts of the Ukraine, such as Crimea and Kiev, which Russia believes rightfully belongs to them. To lead into both of these, I will give a quick summary of what I am comparing about the two and what the two are about as well as what they have in common....   [tags: literature reflecting reality]
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How Chernobyl Became a Scary Word - Today, Chernobyl is defined as an abandoned city in the northern Ukraine. Pripyat, the city founded in 1970 to house the workers for the nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, is currently described as a ghost town. The population of Chernobyl in 2010 was around 500. Prior to the spring of 1986, the city was inhabited by about 14,000 residents. For $140-$160 U.S. dollars, SoloEast Travel offers guided tours of Chernobyl, but that price does not include the $80 charge for mandatory insurance. Plus, everyone who goes on the tour has to be tested for radiation before leaving the Zone of Alienation, the 19 mile area around the site....   [tags: Ukraine, History, City] 990 words
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