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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Olga Sakhnova »

Ukrainian Presidential Campaign Poll: Second Round – Yanukovych 42%, Yushchenko 34% Ukraine is looking forward to the upcoming presidential elections. Now, before the Ukrainian citizens cast their votes for the candidates, the election campaign is in its full. There are more than twenty registered candidates, but the potential rivals for the presidential chair remain the […]

Zhana Gres »

Ukrainian Population Likely to Reduce to 45 Million by 2015 This article gives some data on Ukraine’s population. It looks like Ukrainian population is declining. Government is planning to work on increasing the average life interval by improving people’s health and increasing the birth rate in the country by helping young families. The Pentagon’s Restrained […]

Olga Sakhnova »

Ukrainian Contigent in Iraq The Ukrainian goverment has planned to reduce its peacekeeping contigent in Iraq recently. In response to that, Iraqi Vice-Premier Bahram Salih asked to maintain the current number of troops in his letter to Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma. He emphasized the importance of Ukrainian peacekeepers’ presence in the country during a constitutional […]

Zhana Gres »

Ukraine’s European future, Russia’s medicine, reforming the UN What is Ukraine’s future role in Europe? This article shortly describes Ukraine’s incorporation with EU, relationship with Russia, and the function of the UN. Yushchenko Not Poisoned, Austrian Hospital Says Yushenko (Ukraine’s presidential candidate) accused authorities of poisoning him. The hospital he was taken to, says that […]

Olga Sakhnova »

Ukraine company suspected of supplying Iraq with weapons The article I suggest reading is entitled “Ukrainian company suspected of trying to send missiles to Iraqi insurgents”. It deals with the dealings of a company accused of illegal activity and the reaction of the people in authority as far as this infamous matter is concerned. In […]

Zhana Gres »

Who Next? Ukraine’s Opposition Leader Fears Murder Right now, one of the hottest news in Ukraine is a presidential election which is going to happen at the end of October. Recently, one of the candidates (Yushchenko) was severely poisoned by some kind of chemical. Yushchenko said that danger may exist for others as well. This […]

Olga Sakhnova »

Hello! I’m Olga Sakhnova. I’m from the peninsula in the southern part of Ukraine which is called Crimea. It is a really beautiful place with wonderful landscapes and seascapes (of the Black Sea) and some unique species of fauna and flora. Well, yes, I start feeling homesick. Strange as it may seem, my mother tongue […]

Zhana 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 […]

Natalia Ivanova »

Ukraine ratified the Kyoto Protocol On the fourth of February the Supreme Council of Ukraine ratified the Kyoto Protocol on limiting and lowering emissions of greenhouse gases that affect the atmosphere. According to the protocol, a country takes its own responsibility for limiting the emissions of harmful wastes. 242 deputies voted in support of this […]

Roman »

Hi, my name is Roman and I’m from Ukraine. If you are good at geography don’t read the next sentence. Ukraine is in Eastern Europe between Russia and Poland and if you don’t know it yet, SHAME ON YOU! I’m an exchange student and I will be studying at Willamette for a year. The question […]

Is the War Over? »

Many people think about this question right now and argue about the future happenings in Iraq and how they will influence the Middle East and other countries. Russian people never supported the American government in their aspirations of war and later in their hostilities in Iraq. They don’t support it now when the war is […]

Death Penalty »

Tanya Dzyadok As you might know already, Ukraine is a young state, as it only became an independent country in 1991. Since then our government has been trying to work out, pass, and eventually adopt different reforms and legislative acts. But it is a long-lasting process and requires a lot of debate, discussion and reasonable […]

Marina Taran »

Saint Valentine’s day. I can’t say that this holiday is as common in Russia, the Ukraine or in any county of the former Soviet Union as it is in the United States. More then that – less then ten years ago few knew that such special day existed. Only those who were directly invovlved in […]

Introduction: »

My name is Marina Taran and this is my second semester in Willamette University as an exchange student from the Ukraine. When I came here I was surprised that very few people know what Ukraine looks like and even where it is. That’s why I am glad to take part in this project. We, international […]