Viche 2009 5

5, 2009

New Image of Ukraine. Transformation of Spirit and Trials by National Life

Tense dramatic events of the end of 1980-th beginning of 1990-th of the century, which caused the transition from totalitarianism to democracy and market relations, resulted in paradigm changes of spiritual and cultural sphere and formed a new image of Ukraine, basic features of which determine seventeen year trajectory of our development. Simple words of Johann Eckhart: Who wants to become what he has to is to stop being what he is became the vital imperative of every Ukrainian at the end of the last century. And we really stopped being what we used to be..., but we havent become what we have to. The inconsistent and situational character of everything that has happened during the years of independence did not allow Ukraine to become the country which knows what it wants.