News from and about Ukraine & Ukrainians: Ukrainian Community Press Releases
Home - NEWS - Weather - Biz - Sports - Press - Calendar - Classifieds

Home - НОВИНИ - Погода - Ділове - Спорт - Прес - Календар - Оголошення

getLinks(); ?>

UkraiNEWStand BRAMA Press News UKR News ENG News RUS News GOV'T TV/Radio Journals Newsletters World Kiosks
Wed, April 17, 08:53 EDT
  • BRAMA Press
  • Submit press releases here

  • BRAMA Home
  • BRAMA's UkraiNewstand

  • Search

  • full search
  • NEWS
     ·  Regional-National-Int'l
     ·  Politics/Elections
     ·  Business
     ·  Diaspora/Community
     ·  Issues/Health
     ·  Education
     ·  Arts/Culture
     ·  Religion
     ·  Sports
     ·  Travel
     ·  BRAMA Press
  • News & Politics BB (Chat)
  • Nova Khvylia BB
  • Traditions BB
  • Travel BB
  • Business Connections BB
  • E-mail Lists

  • Features
     ·  Politics/Elections
     ·  History of Ukraine
     ·  Ukrainian Traditions
     ·  Ukrainian Shops

    [BRAMA Client Websites]
    places to visit

    What will L.Kuchma's fate be under the Yushchenko presidency?
    Same as Ceausescu
    Exile in Russia or elsewhere
    Prosecution and jail in Ukraine
    Immunity from prosecution in Ukraine
    Pardoned by Yushchenko
  • [Results & comment board] ...
  • Horoscope
    Horoscope (Ukr1251 only):

    DISCLAIMER:The contents of press releases on this website represent solely the positions of their respective authors and organizations. BRAMA neither endorses nor disapproves of the views expressed therein. BRAMA retains all final rights as to what may or may not appear on these pages.

    [ TOP]

    BRAMA News and Community Press

    BRAMA, April 6, 2010, 9:00 AM ET


    After the Yushchenko Fillip and Hangover
    By Boris Danik

    In Februry 2010, Viktor Yanukovych of the Party of Regions was elected the new president of Ukraine.

    There may be some uncertainty about the intensity of his pro-Russian government's pull towards Moscow. But there is little doubt that the oligarchs – the actual owners of the Party of Regions – would not resist the temptation to trade away to Moscow the national independence of Ukraine for personal gain.

    The real question is how the Ukrainian resistance will be organized and directed. It is the question of leadership – usually Ukraine's Achilles heel.

    The genesis of the existing state of affairs – the government in the hands of the Party of Regions – goes back to the disastrous choice of "the leader with the legs of clay" [Viktor Yushchenko] who would be trusted to bring change in the place of the corrupt Kuchma regime in 2004.

    "We did not have anyone else" was the most often heard explanation, while the real organizer – the woman who became the scourge of the regime and was jailed by Kuchma, and then inspired the crowds at Maidan – was getting a partial credit and was thought by some to be "overly ambitious". An important part of the story is that Yulia Tymoshenko, despite her wealth, with a flare to shake up the system, is an outsider to the oligarchs' club, to which Yushchenko was connected by his nomenclatura [the higher officials of the Soviet Union] credentials.

    Besides, she is a woman. (Concerning the political attitudes towards women in Ukraine, the reprobate who publicly denigrated them days before the balloting, was elected the country's president on February 7, 2010. The year is not a typographical error).

    As for "the new emerging leadership", much talked about during the lengthy election campaign in 2009, it is a motley of light-weights, minor-leaguers, and posturing middlemen. (The most manicured one was the money-changer Sergey Tigipko, the epitome of the burgeoning Russian-speaking big city business icons, grown up from the susrprise, surprise, nomenclatura roots).

    The most appalling was the advocacy of the "Against All" ballot, coming from the politicians who were thought to have at least some noodles, or had an axe to grind against Tymoshenko.

    The consequences of the Yanukovych win can be so devastating to Ukraine that the country may again to turn to Tymoshenko in a national response.

    In addition to her lasting role as the standard-bearer of the Orange Revolution, she must continue to carry the torch of the substance of Ukraine.

    This view of Tymoshenko's leadership role happens to be the same as that of a prominent group of 14 Ukrainian intellectuals, in an "Address to the Ukrainian People" a few days after the February election. Among them are Ivan Drach, Dmytro Pavlychko, Levko Lukianenko, Ihor Yukhnovskyi, and Bohdan Horyn.

    As for the diaspora, its activists of the post-DP generation seem to be still in a daze from the Yushchenko cocktail, clasping their medals. They probably would rather see Yulia go away. Some of them may not realize that the leader is needed not on a pedestal (already taken by Taras Shevchenko and Lesia Ukrainka), but someone with live energy, cool head, and savvy.

    Dr. Boris Danik
    North Caldwell, NJ
    April 1, 2010

    Copyright © 1997-2011 BRAMA, Inc. All rights reserved.
    The images and information contained in BRAMA News and BRAMA Press reports may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of BRAMA and/or author/photographer. The views and opinions of authors expressed on do not necessarily state or reflect the views of Brama - Gateway Ukraine or its officers, directors or associates.

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


    Ukraine video timeline: a year of protests and violence. Daily Telegraph 2/21/2015

    Nadiya Savchenko's speech in Basmanny Court, Moscow, 10.02.2015 (Voices of Ukraine)

    Joe Biden: Don’t tell us. Show us, President Putin. 2/7/2015 Munich Security Conference

    Speech by President of Ukraine at the Munich Security conference Feb 7 2015

    #FreeSavchenko video by Adriana Luhovy [Twitter storm Jan 26 2015]


    Twitter storm day Jan 26 2015

    Live map of Ukraine

    Ukraine Today TV LIVE on Youtube

    Live map of Ukraine

    Live map of Ukraine

    Timothy Snyder: Ukrainian History, European Future. Timothy D. Snyder is a well-known historian and professor of history at Yale University. Speaking at the National University 'Kyiv-Mohyla Academy' on May 15, 2014 on deep connection and strong bonds between Ukrainian and European history.

    Громадське радіо

    Громадське радіо

    Громадське телебачення

    Громадське телебачення

    Facebook Євромайдан

    Facebook Євромайдан

    Happy Kyiv (inspired by Pharrell Williams 'Happy')

    Inauguration of Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko, June 7, 2014

    The Kyiv Post

    День The Day Newspaper

    Експрес онлайн -- Львів

    Voice of America/Голос Америки

    Mirror Weekly/Дзеркало Тижня


    Foto I |  Foto II |  Slideshow

    World Issues
     ·  Afghanistan
     ·  Iran
     ·  Iraq
     ·  Afghanistan
     ·  Iran
     ·  Iraq

    Climate Effects
     ·  Global Warming
     ·  Hurricanes
     ·  Earthquake
     ·  Bird Flu
     ·  Climate Change
     ·  Hurricanes
     ·  Earthquake
     ·  Bird Flu

    Nasha knopka Наша кнопка

    Yushchenko 2009 (NYC)
    Yushchenko 2008 (NYC)
    Genocide (NYC)
    Rushnyk (NYC)
    more ...

    Video: OC Yushchenko speech
    Video: Orange Circle Yushchenko
    Video: Heritage Days
    more ...

    more ... ]  

    ** Special: [Ukrainian Holidays and Traditions] [SHOP UKRAINIAN] [POLITICS]

    BRAMA Home -- BRAMA in Ukrainian -- Calendar -- UkraiNEWStand -- Community Press -- Search BRAMA -- Arts/Culture -- Business -- CLASSIFIEDS -- Compute/Software -- Social Issues -- Education -- Fun -- Law -- e-LISTS&BB's -- Nova Khvylia (New Wave) -- SPORTS -- Travel -- Ukraine -- Government -- Diaspora Directory -- Suggest a Link -- Report a dead link -- About BRAMA - WebHosting - Domains - Advertising -- What's New? -- GOOGLE-- Yahoo!
    Copyright © 1997-2011 BRAMA,, Inc. All Rights Reserved.