Subscribe Via Email

  • Enter your email address:

    Delivered by FeedBurner

Search this Blog

Contact us


Become a Fan

« Bashing Russia, Kowtowing to Beijing, and Avoiding Responsibility - One Russian Liberal's Formula for Failure | Main | RUSSIAN FEDERATION WEEKLY SITREP »

January 21, 2010


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


Tymoshenko did better then anyone expected. falling just 2.5% behind Yanukovych. The constry remains butter divided. Yanukovych did not win an absolute majority of support and as such he has a limited mandate. But never the less he has won the ballot which all the exit polls have confirmed.

Election Results map

The election cost Ukraine over one billion dollars and if anything demonstrated that the presidential system has and will continue to fail Ukraine.

The only good to come from the presidential election was Yushchenko's removal from office.

With Yushchenko out of the way there is hope that Tymochenko and Party of Regions can find common ground and can work together and pursue what is best for Ukraine.

Yanukovych must abandon his policy of seeking to dismiss the parliament. If need be he can call for a vote of confidence but if he poses the vote then he should try and work with the parliament not against it.

Ukraine is suffering voter fatigue and fresh elections will produce little change.

The best option is to reform Ukraine's parliament and amend the constitution making Ukraine a full parliamentary democracy in line with pother European states. Then and only then will Ukraine begin to be a free independent nation, mindful of its neighbors and strategic influence.

The comments to this entry are closed.


  • Welcome to "Other Points of View" on Russia. We believe there is need in the public forum for a venue which offers opinions and facts that at times may differ from the prevailing view in western media.

    Our point of view is not political, is not theoretical, and is not academic. It comes from decades of working at the grassroots of Soviet and post-Soviet society and being avid watchers of Russian politics, economics, history, societal conditioning and current mindsets. Please review our history in order to better understand our perspective on Russia today.

    This blog has a companion program, the Russia Media Watch (RMW), which analyzes select pieces of western media for accuracy or inaccuracy of content based on 17 objective criteria. Analyses are then sent to the journalist, the publication and to a wide list of American Congress members, think tanks, business and civic leaders throughout the country.

Russia Media Watch (RMW)