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The View From Here: The burdens of victimization

Volodymyr Kish. This past week has been a somewhat sad and solemn one for me. This is of course the time of year when Ukrainians...

The View From Here: The decline of real politics

Volodymyr Kish. The spectacle that is being played out south of our border involving the impeachment proceedings against President Trump is at the same time...

The View From Here: Remembrances

Volodymyr Kish. The Remembrance Day we celebrate each November to commemorate the end of perhaps the most needless and destructive war in human history holds...

The View From Here: the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and the future

Volodymyr Kish. This past weekend, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) had its Triennial Convention in Ottawa. From all reports it was a grand affair with...

The View From Here: Opening a genetic Pandora’s box

Volodymyr Kish. Last week, I saw a documentary on television about the rapidly emerging field of genetic modification. In it they showed the example of...

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...
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The View From Here: The Steinmeier delusion

Volodymyr Kish. Ukraine was once again in turmoil last week as President Zelenskyy announced that Ukraine had agreed to the implementation of the so-called “Steinmeier...

The View From Here: Draining the swamp

Volodymyr Kish. The news in both Ukraine and the United States last week was dominated by the fallout from the release of a transcript of...

The View From Here: Autumn reveries

Volodymyr Kish. On a fine day this past week, my wife and I celebrated the official end of summer, better known as the autumnal equinox....

The View From Here : A proper exchange

Volodymyr Kish. Last week, President Zelenskyy of Ukraine was finally able to complete negotiations for a prisoner exchange with Russia. 35 Ukrainians held illegally by...

The View From Here: To everything there is a season

Volodymyr Kish. To state that Ukraine has had a difficult history as a nation, would be quite the understatement. From its beginnings as Kyiv Rus...
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The View From Here: The Young and the Restless

Volodymyr Kish. Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, convened this week for the first time since President Zelenskyy’s “Sluha Narodu” party garnered a convincing victory in...

The View From Here: Unrealized Potential

Volodymyr Kish. As Ukrainians everywhere celebrated the 28th anniversary of the latest iteration of Ukrainian Independence last week, there was no small measure of concern...

The View From Here: Talking Turkey

Volodymyr Kish. Some months ago while surfing through the prolific content that Netflix offers through its video streaming services, I stumbled across an interesting Turkish...

The View From Here: Old Age in a New Age

Volodymyr Kish. As most of you may know, I became a “senior” a few years ago, am happily collecting my pension and enjoying the joys...

The View From Here: Election Hangover

Volodymyr Kish. As most of you will have learned by now, Volodymyr Zelenskyy is now not only President of Ukraine, but his party, “Sluha Narodu”,...

The View From Here: A Pidkamin Perspective

Volodymyr Kish. My cousin Hryts in Pidkamin had been having a difficult couple of weeks when I called him the other day to catch up...

The View From Here: Roots

Volodymyr Kish. The City of Oshawa where I live, is not that large as far as cities go, with a population of somewhere around 170,000....

The View From Here: The passion of Khrystyna

Volodymyr Kish. Most Ukrainian Canadians are undoubtedly aware of the artistic legacy of William Kurelek, arguably the most famous artist of Ukrainian descent that Canada...

The View From Here: The ignoble savage

Volodymyr Kish. Last week marked the 75th anniversary of the DDay landings in Normandy, an event that became known, at least in the western world,...

The View From Here: What’s going on in Ukraine?

Volodymyr Kish. As usual, I am confused about what is going on in Ukraine. I pride myself on the fact that I take the time...

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: Pressing Matters

Volodymyr Kish. Amongst other Ukrainian community entanglements, I am a member of an organization known as the Ukrainian Journalists of North America. It is a...

The View From Here: Talk To Me Dmytro

Volodymyr Kish. On a recent long-distance car trip, I was aided by a new app on my smart phone called Waze, similar to Google Maps,...
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The View From Here: A Leap Into The Unknown

Volodymyr Kish. The second round of voting in Ukraine’s Presidential election is now history, and as expected, incumbent President Petro Poroshenko was soundly trounced. The...

The View From Here: Political Masochism

Volodymyr Kish. The results of the first round of Ukraine’s Presidential election last week came as a sobering shock to not only incumbent President Petro...

The View From Here: A Virtual Ukrainian Village

Volodymyr Kish. I was greatly saddened this week to hear of the passing of Kateryna “Kay” Slepokura, or “Pani” Slepokura as I knew her from...

The View From Here: A Woman For All Seasons

Volodymyr Kish. Some 500 years ago in England during the reign of Henry VIII, Sir Thomas More resigned as Lord Chancellor of England. He did...

The View From Here: Writing Icons

Volodymyr Kish. Like in many a Ukrainian home, there is a special corner in my house where icons occupy an honoured place. My collection of...

The View From Here: Lost in the Crowd

Volodymyr Kish. The Presidential elections in Ukraine are just over a month away, and as expected, the whole affair...

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