Eddie George Takes over Ukraine: A Surprising Election Result in the Former Soviet State Worries
Almond, Mark, New Statesman (1996)
"Everyone cheats, but it balances out," was Julia Lishchenko's verdict on the day after the Ukrainian parliamentary elections on 31 March. She is one of the leading journalists and cartoonists in Lviv, the major city in western Ukraine. From her vantage point high up in a typical Soviet tower block overlooking this magnificently decaying city, Lishchenko looks east 500 miles to the eastern part of Ukraine, where the culture is so different. There, Russian is the predominant language and nostalgia for a Soviet past shared with the Russians is strong.
Although she shares the strong Ukrainian nationalism common in the Lviv region, Lishchenko has no hang-ups about speaking Russian, and is realistic about the machinations of all the political forces operating in the country. But she expresses the view, constantly repeated …
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Publication information: Article title: Eddie George Takes over Ukraine: A Surprising Election Result in the Former Soviet State Worries. Contributors: Almond, Mark - Author. Magazine title: New Statesman (1996). Volume: 131. Issue: 4582 Publication date: April 8, 2002. Page number: 31. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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