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Russia, Ukraine: Party News

The Ivanov Report writes about last week's 10th Congress of the ruling United Russia party: “The victors have suddenly realized that as the ‘leading political force of the country’, it's their job to deal with the crisis and face its inevitably negative political and social consequences.” Taras Kuzio reports that president Victor Yushchenko has been elected head of Our Ukraine party: “This is like deciding to jump from dry land on to the sinking Titanic.”

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