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On Ukraine's "Incorrect" Past

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For Russia, neoliberal reforms were an economic and social disaster. For Poland, they were a success for many. Ukraine is stuck somewhere in the middle. Even with a powerful impulse from the young generation of Ukrainians who have nothing to do with the Soviet past, reforms are stalling. The majority (72%) of Ukrainians after the Euromaidan revolution think that things are going in the wrong direction in the country, according to the national survey conducted in August of 2015 by the Ukrainian Sociological Group “Rating”. The survey was commissioned by the International Republican Institute and funded by USAID. Over 60% of Ukrainians think that the economic situation in Ukraine has worsened significantly and 28% think that it has worsened somewhat (slide 19).

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Natylie Baldwin is co-author of Ukraine: Zbig's Grand Chessboard & How the West Was Checkmated, available from Tayen Lane Publishing. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in various publications including Sun Monthly, Dissident Voice, (more...)
 

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