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Zhanna Gres »

To begin this year, here are some facts about Ukraine, from the BBC and the Economist websites:
And for those wondering, “where is Ukraine, anyhow?” here is a map of Ukraine:
Ukraine told that EU door is open
The European Union is expanding. In 2004, ten new members joined the EU; some of these countries are located in [...]

Dasha Karpenko »

Hi, my name is Dasha and I come from Simferopol, Ukraine. My country is awesome I miss it a lot, yet I am very happy to be in Willamette (unfortunately, I only get to spend one semester here). At home I major in English and minor in German, but here it is Rhetoric [...]

Zhanna Gres »

Hi,
I am Zhanna. Originally I am from Ukraine, a country located in Eastern Europe. At present it is an independent state. When I was born 1985, it was a part of the Soviet Union. Historically, Ukraine had not been independent until 1991. The city –Uzhgorod, where I lived for about 15 years is right on [...]

Olga Sakhnova »

Ukraine’s Yushchenko Takes Westward Drive to U.S.
At the time, when debates in Ukraine over the last presidential elections
seem to have subsided, and old frustrations have become less poignant, it
is time for the president to get to business. Among other priorities
Viktor Yushchenko set for himself, are closer relationship with Western
European countries and the USA which are [...]

Zhanna Gres »

EU official predicts Turkey, Ukraine membership around 2015
Ukraine might be a part of European Union. It seems like it is early to talk about it. However, Ukraine’s new president – Yushenko wants Ukraine to be a part of European Union. At this point, there is a hope that Ukraine might become a part of EU [...]

Olga Sakhnova »

Ukraine seeks EU and NATO integration
Ukraine is living through a very important time now. President Viktor Yushchenko made it his goal to get EU and NATO membership for the country. However, he insists on keeping a good relationship with other neighbors such as Russia which has been our strategic partner for decades.
Ukraine relaxes visa policy [...]

Olga Sakhnova »

Yushchenko to remove opponents in high local government positions
As far as you know, Viktor Yushchenko, Ukraine’s former opposition leader, was elected the country’s president for the next four years. On January 23 he was sworn in as president and now Yushchenko has to form a new government. Everyone claims democracy won in Ukraine but the [...]

Olga Sakhnova »

Hey, Willamette!
To everyone’s disappointment the semester has started. Now it’s hard to believe that only two and a half weeks ago we were enjoying all the pleasures of being free: free from school, classes, exams, in the festive atmosphere of our homes with our family around. Many of the international students also had a chance [...]

Zhanna Gres »

Welcome back, everyone!
Hope all of you are excited for a new semester and being back to Salem, OR. You should be!
During the winter break it seems like that many new things have happened in each country. In the Ukraine, there was a major event. A new president was finally elected. I tried to keep up [...]

Olga Sakhnova »

Ukraine president, assembly deadlocked over poll
Many of you are aware of what is going on in Ukraine now. The results of the latest presidential elections were found fraudulent and it took the
decision of the Supreme Court to appoint the re-run on December 26th. Meanwhile streets in various cities of the country are full of people [...]

Olga Sakhnova »

Welcome to Europe’s tiger economy: Ukraine
Owing to its beneficial geographical position and its role in history, Ukraine is considered an important partner both for European and Western countries. Nowadays when EU enlargement has brought the borders of Europe to Ukraine, it looks ever more tempting. Another fact which increases the
country’s popularity on the international arena [...]

Zhana Gres »

Kharkiv Student Develops Program For Eye Stress, Tension
Are your eyes tired from working on the computer? There is might be a solution! The Ukrainian student discovered a program that might help to determine when people who work in front of the computer for a long time, should take a break and rest their eyes.
EU Hopes [...]

Olga Sakhnova »

Ukrainian Election Forced Into Runoff
On October 31st the whole of Ukraine rushed to the polling stations to cast their vote for a candidate for the presidential chair with hope to provide themselves with better future in the next four years. The turnout was estimated at approximately 75 percent. As it turned out later, the results [...]

Zhana Gres »

Epidemic proportions: Ukraine’s HIV challenge
Today, HIV is one of the biggest health problems in Ukraine. This article states the reasons why the problem exists, describes the challenges to deal with it and predicts the consequences of this problem. The personal story of a young Ukrainian girl is portrayed in this article, a story similar to [...]