THE UKRAINIAN MAGAZINE

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No. 6-7, 2006
THE UKRAINIAN MAGAZINE
 

   

 Page 8........ UN Expert: Pessimism is out of place

                      The situation in Ukraine does not appear a dead-end situation

 Page 12....... Focus

 Page 18....... Invitation to political dance

                    Do Ukrainian women have to wait for it?

 Page 22....... Who's next?

                     Businessmen were shot one by one and there is no sign the situation will grow sounder

                     in the nearest future

 Page 26....... Oh, those roads

                     Ukrainian highways deserve harsh criticism now and we are going to have good ones, but

                     paying tolls

 Page 32....... My German family

                     Ukrainian girl beleives that, all in all, being an au pair in Germany is a great experience

                     worth having

 Page 44....... Minister Yuri Pavlenko is an "armchair sportsman"

                                            

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No. 4-5, 2006

THE UKRAINIAN MAGAZINE
   

    Page 8........ Nepotism is a sign of underdeveloped democracy

    Page 12....... Focus

    Page 18....... Business Bytes

    Page 20....... "Easy" Money from a Difficult Process

                       The more money investment fund will handle, the better

    Page 48....... Physio Bytes

    Page 52..... Theodore Rezvoy's Extreme Travels (see the photo on the cover page)

                        Mr. Rezvoy, a resident of Odesa, crossed the atlantic in a rowing boat and thus

                        made Ukraine one of the five countries whose daredevils have done it

    Page 58..... Misery of the Ukrainian Animation

                       Hardly more than a couple of animated cartoons are made in Ukraine every year -

                       why so few?

    Page 68...... Travel Bytes

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No.1, 2006
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  Page 8........Who is the master at our home

                        After the New Year's Night we woke up in another country. Not everybody noticed that.

  Page 12.......Hocus-pocus
  Page 14.......Political mosaics
  Page 16.......The last debt of the parliament
  Page 18....... Business mosaic
  Page 20....... Business is going into the parliament
  Page 24....... Gas plume extending till the elections
                         Ukrainian and Russian journalists: one problem - two points of view
  Page 28....... Brand called "Ukraine"
                         France is associated with wine and perfumes, Egypt is associated with pyramids.
                         And Ukraine........
  Page 32....... Knight of the sky
                         That's how people called our famous countryman, Ihor Sikorsky
  Page 34....... Mosaic of cities
  Page 48........ A person of the future
  Page 52....... Oleh Skrypka. Brain that is "sharpened" for singing
                 
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No. 6, 2005
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  Page 8........ A New Year: the battle starts again
                        The political ferver will go on even at the beginning of next year: the Verkhovna Rada
                         elections are ahead
  Page 12....... Focus
  Page 18....... A Preventive Gunshot
                         Is the country on the verge of a new crisis or the main bankers just want to get
                         "exclisive" authorities?
  Page 22....... What kind of fuel to refill a car the day after tomorrow?
                         It's not possible to cope with a crisis without the alternative fuels in the future: the
                         world mineral oil reserves are limited. Ukraine can find its solution
  Page 26.......In search of national concept.
                        Yuriy Polunyev, the new President of the International Management Istitute, declared:
                        "There is a concept!"
  Page 28....... Business in our ancestors' homeland
                         They are called "black archeologists". Their business - the illegal archeological digs. The
                         academic science steps back before the "black archeologists"
 Page 52....... The legendary Oleh Blokhin, the coatch of the Ukrainian National Football Team
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No.6, 2004
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  Page 8........ The Presidential New Year
                         No previous presidential campaign in Ukraine has been held under such extreme
                         conditions
  Page 12.......Focus
  Page 18....... Insurance safety bell
                         The new insurance law will affect car owners. problems may be caused by specifics of
                         the Ukrainian insurance market
  Page 22....... A ticket to the stars
                         Ukraine is a space-exploring country. However, the domestic space industry has hardly
                         changed since the planned economy days. Reform here is long overdue.
  Page 26....... How do you get title to land?
                         Kyiv city council adopts a policy of issuing land titles on a competitive basis
  Page 32....... Three for one...
                         TV hostess Oksana Marchenko; Martin Gruner, Director General, AG Siemens Ukraine,
                         and Yuri Andrukhovych, poet and prose writer, answer The Ukrainian's questions
  Page 52....... Emotions Translated
                         Kyiv's noted sculptor Ihor Hlukhenky has mastered the "language of his times"
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No.3, 2004
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  Page 8........ A crowded scene for the presidential campaign
                         No single candidate is likely to be nominated by either the opposition or the in-power
                         parties. The presidential election scenario is getting complicated.
  Page 12....... Focus
  Page 14....... Business bites
  Page 18....... A new division in Europe
                         10 countries have joined the European Union. Is this good or bad for Ukraine?
  Page 22....... Trust companies: another scandal?
                         Does this mean that Ukrainians will again have to pay for their credulity?
  Page 26....... Vice tax
                          Another name for the excise duty levied on tobacco and drinks
  Page 28....... Law bites
  Page 38....... Death at workplace
  Page 41....... Fantasies about landscape
                         You can make your suburban garden home beautiful without hiring experts. But it does
                         take courage and determination.
  Page 48....... Ardent Ruslana
  
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No.4, 2003
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  Page 10........European horizons
                          Professor Bohdan Havrylyshyn, a leading political scientist and economist, writes that
                          there are at least four reasons why Ukraine should join an integrated Europe
  Page 20........ Business bites
  Page 24........ EBRD: Risk shared by three
                          This Bank encourages those projects that will become building blockas in the
                          construction of a market economy, rather than just lending money
  Page 28........ Anticipating an investment boom
                          In spite of the fact that Ukraine has recently made considerable economic gains,
                          foreign investors are not in a hurry to make investments in Ukraine's economy. They
                          tend to "plum pick"
  Page 32........ Paupers don't play soccer
                          The League of Champions is not only the most prestifious european soccer contest - it
                           is also a profitable enterrise with a lot of money involved
 
Page 50........ The impassioned Oleksandr Moroz
                          Oleksandr Moroz, the leader of the Socialist Party, has a quiet voice and
                          gentle manners, but the serene exterior hides an uncompromising character

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  No.3, 2003
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   No. 2, 2003
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  Page 18........ Focus
  Page 20........ Business bites
  Page 24........ Throwing money to the wind
                           Developed countries are advancing commercial wind power. Ukraine is placed 13th in
                           Europe
  Page 28........ Ten business success stories
                           Olvia Beta and TNK show the way in Ukraine
  Page 32........ Forgive all your debts
                           The VAT refunds issue reaches boiling point
  Page 38........ Hobbies
                           Prima Donna Maria Stefiuk beleives that singing is her hobby, but she has a collection
                           of funny piglets; member of the Ukrainian National Television Council writes poetry in
                           his leisure time, and Andriy Peretiazhko, President of the insurance company Skide
                           West, always keeps a guitar at hand
  Page 50........ Viktor Medvedchuk: "I am who I am"
                           This time our Portrait column features the Head of the Presidential 
                           Administration, and the leader of the Social Democratic Party (United)
                         

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  No.1, 2003
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  Page 10........Which way is Europe?
                          We have been on our way there for ten years, but it's still a long way to Tipperary. Are
                          we on the right path?
  Page 13........ War of the roses
                          A likely background of the presidential campaign which has already begun
  Page 16........ Focus
  Page 18........ Business bites
  Page 22........ World crossroads
                           This country can use its geographical location to make money. The main thing is not
                           to miss the opportunity
  Page 26........ Urban planning: intellectual peaceful battle
                          In an ancient city such as Kyiv, architect often draw swords
  Page 48........ Humoryna Jubilee in Odesa
                          Guests from 18 countries are expected to attend the 30th anniversary of this festival
 
Page 52........ Vitaly and Volodymyr Klichko: champion's character
                           For the first time TU's column "Portrait" features two heroes, probably
                           the world's best-known Ukrainians

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  No.1, 2002  

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   Page 18........ Focus
  Page 20........ Business bites
  Page 24........ Tele bites
  Page 26........ A maze of statistics lit by a torch of economic freedom
                           2001 financial results speak for themselves. Think over these statistics and you will
                           have
an idea about Ukraine's economic growth
 
Page 38........ Veteran of alcoholic wars 
                           He was treated for alcoholism under Brezhnev, Gorbachev, and Kuchma; he has gone
                           through thick and thin. And then arrived to sudden conclusion...
  Page 42........ Hobby
  Page 52........ Anatoly Kinakh: political longevity
                          He is one of those that embarked on a political carreer in 1990.
                          Many colleagues  have since sunk into oblivion. Kinakh has become the
                          number two political figure of Ukraine
  Page 58........ Ukrainian Feng Shui
                          People want to decorate their homes as dictated by feng shui. "Ukrainian feng shui"
                          requests the presense of icons. A divine image is a source of positive energy
        
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  No. 1, 2001
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  Page 20........ Business bytes
  Page 24........ Tele bytes
  Page 26........ False economies
                           Ukraine is not so rich so that it can waste money. A well-designed, well-constructed
                           and maintained building is good investment. Still not everyone follows this simple rule.
  Page 38........Retail at the start of a new millenium
                          The Ukrainians do not visit supermarkets as if they were museums any more. But street
                           markets are still popular
  Page 42........ Hobbies
                           Everyone has their own hobbie. One collects stones and another studies the history of
                           the country
  Page 48........ The Ukrainian on Ukrainian women
                           Our women could be our best asset. From interviews with our guests we found out
                           that it is the Ukrainian women who could save this country
  Page 52........On the other side of the TV screen
                          What is it like to be a TV producer today? It is not easy but some do not give up
 
Page 60........ Sophia Rotaru: I'm totally different on stage.
                         

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   No.3, 2000
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  Page 18........ Business bytes
  Page 22........ Tele bytes
  Page 24........ Russian companies and Ukrainian privatisation
                           Is the Russian devil as black as he is painted? And is it dangerous for Ukraine?
  Page 28........ Insurance with a smile!
                           Insurance is not boring and conservative. Generations of authors and script writers
                           have used insurer-insured confrontations as their themes
  Page 32........ Maybe the way to a fortune
                           In Ukraine you can make money on the stock market, you just need to know the rules
  Page 48........ Club to flea market
                           It's not a market. It's a club. But where bits of history are for sale.
  Page 52........ L-Art - a collector's brandname
                           From this gallery hundreds of paintings from the Soviet epoch, representing all genres
                           and schools from all regions of Ukraine
 
Page 56........Yuri Kravchenko: restless minister
                          The life of a Ukrainian Interior Minister is full of problems but sometimes
                           he has to walk on a knife's edge

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  No.4, 1999 
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  Page 10........ Lead feature
                           Organic Ukraine not by design, but tradition
  Page 18........ Focus
  Page 20........ Business bytes
  Page 24........ Business
                          Central Kyiv: potentially a goldmine! Ukraine's insurance
  Page 32........ Telebytes
  Page 42........ Hobbies
                           Sound business in sound body
  Page 62........ Culture
                           From L-Art, with love. Master of heraldy. A test of the extraordinary
  Page 72........ Portrait
                           Oleksandr Tkachenko: you can always choose to keep your hands clean
  Page 78........ Image 
                           "I will not walk past a beer when I see it near" the calm sea and the Port
  Page 82........ Physiobytes
  Page 86........ Timeout
 
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