Kiev

In divided Ukraine, inspiration from a poet of the underdog

Taras Shevchenko, a 19th century poet, is a unifying figure for Ukraine, whose prime minister cited him today as inspiration for the Maidan protest movement. But the poet’s legacy is more complex. 

Next revolutionary step in Ukraine: Reform the police

The Yanukovych downfall presents an opportunity to rebuild the nation’s security forces. But what replaces the feared and loathed Berkut riot police?