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The View From Here - Walter Kish

Volodymyr Kish. Both the Kyiv Post and Newsweek carried stories this past week exposing just how little impact President Poroshenko and his government’s efforts have had at rooting out the pernicious corruption that still rules Ukraine. The specifics were about how...
Volodymyr Kish. One of the key components of anti-corruption reform in Ukraine is the necessity for a thorough cleansing of the judicial system. The reasons for this should be obvious. You can purge the policing arm and the prosecutorial office...
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 nothing to do with her music. It was a video of her clambering over a...
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Last week, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko was the headline guest, together with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, at a special reception in Toronto for the Ukrainian team participating at the Invictus Games, an international sporting competition for wounded and...
Volodymyr Kish. The arrival of mid-September each year in Toronto means only one thing – it is time for the Toronto Ukrainian Festival. In years past it was more commonly known as the Bloor West Village Ukrainian Festival after that...
Volodymyr Kish. I spent a lot of time over the past month following the details and images of the destruction wrought by Mother Nature on a world that has done ill service in looking after the paradise we have been...
Volodymyr Kish. The Ukrainian World Congress celebrated its 50th Anniversary recently with a series of celebratory events as well as organizational sessions and forums in Ukraine which hosted delegates from most of the countries in the world that have a...
Volodymyr Kish. Those familiar with my journalistic body of work will know that I have written much about what it means to be Ukrainian, particularly one born and raised here in Canada. There are, of course, many ways of looking...
Volodymyr Kish. We live in an age where time and space no longer constrain our lives and our abilities the way they used to. Our earth is the same size, and our clocks still run at the same speed as...
Volodymyr Kish. Over the past few years, I have become quite dismayed by a disturbing trend in our society that is seeing rational discourse being increasingly displaced by heated and dangerous polemics. Whether it be politics, religion, social issues, education...