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Commentary / World Dec 10, 2013

A perfect role model for an imprisoned politician

Former Ukraine Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, now the imprisoned leader of that country's opposition, writes a tribute to South Africa's Nelson Mandela, emphasizing that one of the few gifts that imprisonment can bestow is the ability to begin to see more clearly the ...

Commentary / World Dec 30, 2011

Letter from a Ukraine jail

It has been said that there are no atheists in a foxhole. Here, after my show trial and 4½ months in a cell, I have discovered that there are no atheists in prison, either. When, despite unbearable pain, you are interrogated — including in your ...

Commentary / World Apr 25, 2011

Official arrogance of Chernobyl

It began as a gray and muddy spring day, like so many others in my homeland. It ended in dread and mourning. Of course, none of us knew the precise moment when catastrophe struck at Chernobyl 25 years ago. Back then, we lived under a ...