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Ukraine's language

Ukraine became independent from the Soviet Union 18 years ago. One of the first moves Ukrainian nationalists took was to make Ukrainian the official state language. But as Brigid McCarthy reports, Russian remains the language of choice.

Conflict & Justice

Ukraine's top woman

Ukraine is used to strong women, but not necessarily powerful ones. Yulia Tymoshenko? who's running in the presidential runoff this weekend is both. Reporter Brigid McCarthy looks at the Tymoshenko phenomenon.