Mariana Karapinka's column

  • 29 July 2010, 14:05 | Mariana Karapinka's column | 

    Ukraine’s Famous Hospitality: Patriarch Kirill vs. Reporters Without Borders

    Some – with hope and confidence, some – with anger and sense of threat. Some call the visit purely political and gave Patriarch Kirill the nickname “Putin in a cassock,” others perceive it primarily as a pastoral visit and stress its liturgical component.

  • 17 May 2010, 16:25 | Mariana Karapinka's column | 

    Reconciliation of Memories

    The beginning of May is a challenge for Ukrainians: during this time the conflict of memories, which is always at stake in Ukrainian history and thus projected onto the present, becomes the most harsh and painful.