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36 percent of respondents consider former USSR leader Joseph Stalin as great leader

Posted by the Editor on July 22, 2011


News / 22 July 2011 | 16:21

36 percent of respondents consider former USSR leader Joseph Stalin as great leader

36 percent of respondents consider former USSR leader Joseph Stalin as great leader

According to results of a poll, held by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology, 36% of respondents consider former USSR leader Joseph Stalin a great leader.

At the same time, 34% of respondents do not agree with such an opinion, 17% of Ukrainians were unable to determine their attitude to Stalin.

Disagreement with the fact that Stalin was a great leader prevails among people having secondary education (31% against 24%, who agree with such an opinion), secondary special education (35% against 25%) and among people with higher education (40% against 33%).

At the same time, sociologists note that people having uncompleted secondary education and lower are inclined to consider Stalin to be a great leader (43% of objectors against 25% of acceptant persons).

Disagreement with the fact that Stalin was a great leader prevails among people aged 30-44 years (41% of objectors against 28% of acceptant persons). Among the young people (18-29 years of age) and persons aged 45-59, the share of those, who consider Stalin to be a great leader and those, who do not agree to that is actually equal (31% against 33% and 36% against 38% respectively).

The poll was held in the period since June 10-20. Gathering of information was held by a method of a personal interview in 24 Ukrainian regions and in Crimea. Respondents were chosen by quota sampling, representing the country’s grown up population by the place of residence, sex and age. In total, 2,040 persons were interviewed.

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Court ignores obvious errors in indictment – Tymoshenko

Posted by the Editor on July 22, 2011


News / 22 July 2011 | 14:32

Court ignores obvious errors in indictment - Tymoshenko

Court ignores obvious errors in indictment – Tymoshenko

Oleksandr Plakhotniuk, a lawyer for former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, has asked the Pechersky District Court of Kyiv to return the gas supply case against Tymoshenko to pre-trial investigation in order to correct mistakes in the text of the indictment.

“The defense team paid attention to the fact that the text [of the indictment], which was read out in court, does not correspond to the text handed over to the defendant,” he said during the consideration of the criminal case opened against Tymoshenko.

Judge Rodion Kireyev has rejected the defense’s request to send the indictment back to the Prosecutor General’s Office to correct errors and discrepancies.

“The indictment was prepared in accordance with the law. Motion is rejected,” Judge Rodion Kireyev said after an hour-long break in the hearing.

“The prosecutor read an indictment with mixed up dates, terms, circumstances. Gibberish. The prosecutor’s position: ignore obvious problems in the text of the indictment and try as is. What’s the different, the verdict is already written,” Yulia Tymoshenko wrote on Twitter.

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Posted by the Editor on July 22, 2011


News / 22 July 2011 | 12:48

State Agency of Land Resources: State will possess third of land, priņe of ha will make up 20,000

State Agency of Land Resources: State will possess third of land, priņe of ha will make up 20,000

The state is not interested that peasants massively sold their land plots. It is important to explain to the people that methods of the normative monetary evaluation of land will be reviewed, the land will become more expensive without fail. A price for a hectare of the farm land will grow to UAH 20,000. The state intends to concentrate no less than 30 percent of land in its possession, Mykola Kaliuzhny, Deputy Chairman of the State Agency of Land Resources told a seminar in Crimea.

According to him, the aim of seminars held in all Ukrainian regions is to arrange a dialogue between all the subjects of the land market: farmers, land owners, city heads, land bodies, in order to thoroughly work out the issues and to determine what amendments should be made in the draft law “On the Land Market” in the second reading, UKRINFORM reported.

A moratorium is in force in Ukraine for the sale of farm lands.

In total, in Ukraine there are over 60 million ha of lands, including 41.8 million ha of farm lands, out of these arable lands – 33 million ha.

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Authorities plan to arrest Tymoshenko today – Vlasenko

Posted by the Editor on July 22, 2011


News / 22 July 2011 | 11:02

Authorities plan to arrest Tymoshenko today - Vlasenko

Authorities plan to arrest Tymoshenko today – Vlasenko

A Ukrainian court will order the arrest of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, Sergey Vlasenko, a Ukrainian opposition party deputy and former defende of Yulia Tymoshenko said on Friday.

“Today, Tymoshenko’s defense received information that on Monday evening a meeting took place between Judge Rodion Kireyev and a member of the Presidential Administration staff. The judge was told that he had a task – today, after questioning several witnesses, he should order her arrest,” said Vlasenko, a member of Tymoshenko’s BYuT-Batkyshina party.

A source in the presidential administration confirmed this, Vlasenko said.

Vlasenko was excluded from his role defending Tymoshenko at the trial on Monday for contempt of court for not standing when the presiding judge entered the courtroom and then getting into an argument with him.

The government wants the “gas contract” affair wrapped up by Ukrainian Independence day on August 24, Vlasenko said.

“The authorities want the Tymoshenko affair tidied up by August 24, so they can celebrate Independence Day quietly, without protests,” he said.

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