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The View From Here: More of the Same

Volodymyr Kish. In just over two and a half months’ time, on March 31, Ukraine will be holding Presidential...

Refugees and Terrorists

The massacre of innocents in Paris last week by terrorists aggravated an already difficult situation in Europe caused by the massive influx of Syrian...

Re-engineering democracy

For the past several centuries, people throughout this shrinking planet of ours have been indulging in democracy as the means by which human affairs...

Weeds

It had been quite a while since I last chatted with my sometimes crotchety though always thought-provoking cousin Hryts from that venerable village of...

The View From Here: Surviving the Internet

Volodymyr Kish. It has become obvious over the past decade or so, that the Internet, and social media apps in particular, have come to dominate...
war

The View From Here: An Ugly War

Volodymyr Kish. The ugly Russian war against Ukraine continues in the Donbas. It is not a conventional war of maneuver and movement, of mass attacks...

Corruption

Volodymyr Kish. The news from Ukraine this past week was not good, with yet another Cabinet Minister resigning the increasingly fragile coalition government. Aivaras Abromavičius,...

The American Political Quagmire

As the American election season stumbles towards its inevitable November conclusion, things are going from bad to worse in the Presidential campaign which is...

The View From Here: Fading away

Volodymyr Kish. In 1951, U. S. General Douglas MacArthur, in his farewell address to Congress, uttered those famous words “Old soldiers never die, they simply...

The View From Here: Internet Connections

Volodymyr Kish. Over the past few years I have noticed a significant increase in the number of my relatives in Ukraine getting plugged into the...
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The View From Here: Bitter Harvest

Volodymyr Kish. The long-awaited film Bitter Harvest finally made its debut in Canada last week and I was privileged to be able to attend its...

The View From Here: Who were you, Luka?

Volodymyr Kish. One of the great joys of my life in recent years has been adapting to the role of being a grandparent. Although my...

The View From Here: Adjusting our Immigration Policies

Volodymyr Kish. I recently had the privilege of making a presentation on behalf of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress to a federal government panel that was...

A Hryts Historical Lesson

This past Sunday, it being Ukrainian Independence Day, I called my cousin Hryts in Pidkamin, Lviv region, to convey my best wishes on this...

The View From Here: Back in Business

Volodymyr Kish. I have been enjoying a little hiatus from writing this past month while the newspaper was taking its annual summer break. Understandably, the...
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The View From Here: Ukrainian Canadians

Volodymyr Kish. Canada celebrated its 150th anniversary as a nation this past weekend and there was certainly much to celebrate. In terms of justice, freedom,...
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We Must Continue to Demand that Ukrainian Government and Military Command Do More

The Defense Minister of Ukraine, General Stepan Poltorak, paid a visit to Canada last week. By all accounts, it was quite a successful visit,...

The View From Here: Ukraine Update

Volodymyr Kish. There are lots of things happening in Ukraine right now as it enters an interesting transitional phase in its continuing struggles to strengthen...

The View From Here: Diaspora Debates

Volodymyr Kish. In my last column, I delved into the heated debate that ensued in the diaspora following the...

The Ukrainian garden

Spring has once again rolled around, and for many of us Ukrainians in the diaspora, that means it is time to get the garden...

The View From Here: KRUTY 1918

Volodymyr Kish. On February 7, a much-anticipated new Ukrainian movie titled “Kruty 2018” will be released in Kyiv. The...

The View From Here: Hallowed Ground

Volodymyr Kish. In the Shevchenkivskyi district in the northern part of Kyiv, lies a scenic little green space known as Babyn Yar (Grandmother’s Ravine). For...

Hryts on 2015

Volodymyr Kish I called my cousin Hryts last week in Ukraine’s self-proclaimed garlic capital of Pidkamin, a modest little village in Western Ukraine, whose inhabitants...

The View From Here: A matter of time

Volodymyr Kish. The COVID pandemic has drastically changed the way we have led our lives over the past six months and there is little sign...
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The View From Here: Musical Activism

Volodymyr Kish. I was particular struck by a posting on Facebook last week by one of Ukraine’s leading pop stars Ruslana. Interestingly enough, it had...

Mothers

This past Sunday was Mother’s Day, and as has become typical on this day each year, I was struck by no small measure of...

The View From Here: Zakerzonia

Volodymyr Kish. This past weekend, I attended the 20th Anniversary of the Association of Ukrainians “Zakerzonia” in Toronto. The association is composed of Ukrainians and...

The Movie Everyone Sould See

Last week saw the world premiere of a wonderful new documentary film titled "The Music of Survival" at the TIFF Lightbox Theatre in Toronto....

Revolutionary musings

Next week, Ukraine will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of its independence which arose when the monstrous empire known as the Soviet Union finally...

Historically Challenged

This past weekend’s Toronto Star newspaper had an interesting story by one of their writers, Martin Cohn, about how his Jewish mother, who was...

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