A look at the current controversy between Ukraine and Russian diplomats over the history of Ukrainian nationalist Stepan Bandera and his alleged affiliation with the Nazi's during WWII.
Journalist Francesco Bigazzi explained the relationship between Ukraine and Russia in the light of the current wave of protests in Kyev. He also offers us a glympse in Putin's politics and the state of human rights in the country.
Gariwo's adviser on Central-Eastern Europe and Cross to the Merit of the Polish Government Annalia Guglielmi tells us about the way she met Tadeusz Mazowiecki, "the best Prime Minister Poland has ever had" according to the country's prominent figures.
The three girls sentenced to two years labour camp in Russia could be sent to a remote penal colony or gulag. There they could undergo everything "from rape to murder". Inside we publish the call by MEP Werner Schulz.
The chairman of Gardens of the Righteous Worldwide Committee recalls the great figure of Moshe Landau and the debate about Hannah Arendt's idea of "banality of Evil".
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Jailed in Checnhnya Rustam Makhmoudov, charged with murdering Anna Politkovskaya. The Russian journalist who used to criticize Putin and the Kremlin has a tree dedicated to her in the Milan Garden of the Righteous Worldwide. She was assassinated in Moscow on October, 7 2006.
The denial of Human being in the century of ideologies
In the history of the Twentieth century two differents symmetrical phenomena that produced the worst tragic events of the century arise: Fascism, with its extreme version of Nazism, and Communism, with its extreme version of Stalinism.
Both forms of Totalitarianism were sustained by an enormous and shocking “ideal” strength that can turn itself in a material force: ideology, as a capability to provide a comprehensive view of the world able to explain every implications of human life and to confer a meaning strictly framed in that concept, that cannot be cast aside without missing its very essence.