Category Archives: Human Dignity

Ukrainian Health Crisis — Is Music The Cure? – Part III

Dear Readers: Finishing up with this piece by Viktoria Fedotova, on the crisis of the Ukrainian healthcare situation.  It is the story (or extended metaphor) of a patient, a little girl named Ukraina, born with several genetic defects and badly … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Health Crisis — Is Music The Cure? – Part II

ОХ, В ГОРЕ ЖИТЬ – НЕКРУЧИННУ БЫТЬ (Old Russian folk song, collected by Kirsha Danilov) А и горя, горе-гореваньица! А в горе жить – некручинну быть, Нагому ходить – не стыдитися, А и денег нету – перед деньгами, Появилась гривна … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Health Crisis — Is Music The Cure? – Part I

Dear Readers: Today I have this piece by Viktoria Fedotova, on the current crisis of the Ukrainian healthcare situation. There is much that has been written about Ulana Suprun, Ukraine’s Minister of Healthcare.  Ulana’s English-language wiki page is rather glowing … Continue reading

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“In the Language of Putin” — Ukraine’s Policy of Forced Assimilation – Part II

“Уже давно между собою Враждуют эти племена Не раз клонилась под грозою То их, то наша сторона.” (Pushkin, “To those who slander Russia”) Dear Readers: Today finishing up this piece, on Ukrainian language policy, and the increasing backlash thereunto, on … Continue reading

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“In the Language of Putin” — Ukraine’s Policy of Forced Assimilation – Part I

Dear Readers: Today I have this piece, which tackles the thorny issue of Ukrainian language policy.  This is the story of mostly ordinary people who are fed up and fighting back against attempts to force them to speak Ukrainian in … Continue reading

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Crimean Bridge Gives Psychological Boost – Part V

Dear Readers: I finish this series on the new Crimea (Kerch) Bridge with this essay by Andrei Babitsky.  About the psychological boost the bridge has given to the people living on the Crimean peninsula.  I have tagged this series of … Continue reading

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Crimean Bridge Gives Psychological Boost – Part IV

[Viktor’s soliloquy, continuing…] 3:27 minutes – Living in the Ukraine, and my friends and parents still live there — they would always say, before every electoral campaign: We will install electricity, we will fix the elevators, we will build roads … Continue reading

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