Ukraine this week held a deeply flawed election, in which the main opposition leader was jailed and the biggest gains went to a party of neo-fascists, who appear to have won 10 percent of the vote. For a country that eight years... more ››
Boris Kolesnikov, Ukraine’s powerful Deputy Prime Minister, spent the last day of the election season, Oct. 26, nursing a bit of hangover in his office with a pack of Marlboros and a bottomless cup of espresso. The day... more ››
On Sunday, Ukrainians will head to the polls to elect a new parliament. The elections will be pivotal. Once a promising democracy, Ukraine has become increasingly authoritarian over the past two years.
In a close 2010 election,... more ››
At a time like this, it's good to have friends.
That may be what Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is thinking as he seeks to parlay his party's controversial win in last weekend's parliamentary elections into majority... more ››
An ex-convict turned president and an ex-prime minister turned convict. A former striker for AC Milan and a world heavyweight boxing champion. The vote playing out this weekend in Ukraine has no shortage of colorful characters.... more ››