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Another Year Of Slow Transition

5156>by Oleg Varfolomeyev The year 1999 saw Ukraine continue its slow stagger along the way of half-hearted economic reforms and painful political transition. Both politics and the economy were affected by the run-up to the presidential elections of 31 October. The state bureaucracy and the “oligarchs” close to President Leonid Kuchma tightened their grip on […]