Ukraine's Yulia Tymoshenko is a polarizing figure. The former prime minister is in prison on corruption charges and on hunger strike to protest her treatment. Tymoshenko says she has been beaten in prison, which the authorities deny.
Award-winning writer, Olga Grushin, has written a novel about a defining feature of Russian Soviet life, standing in line. The lines disappeared as Communism dissolved but the memory of them remains. Reporter Brigid McCarthy tells us about it.
Ukrainians who participated in the peaceful Orange Revolution of 2004 have some advice for people in Egypt, a people's revolution does not always lead to a functioning democracy. Brigid McCarthy reports.
The opening of Soviet and East European archives has provided historians a tidal wave of new information about the crimes of Soviet leader Josef Stalin. Brigid McCarthy reports on one historian's work.
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.
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