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2011-01-27 10:17:00

KYIV, Ukraine, January 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The discussion featured food and nuclear security. During the meeting President Yanukovych stressed that Ukraine continues its preparation for the scientific conference "Twenty-five years after the Chernobyl disaster. Security of the Future". "At the moment we are conducting negotiations with the donor...

2008-09-16 09:00:19

Ukraine's ruling pro-Western government coalition has collapsed, making way for possible early elections, the parliamentary speaker said Tuesday. The coalition was made up of blocs lead by Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko and Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, reported RIA Novosti, the Russian news agency. "I am officially announcing the collapse of the coalition of democratic forces," Speaker Arseniy Yatsenyuk told the country's parliament. The legislature has 30 days to form a new...

2008-08-20 15:00:24

By DAVID A MITTELL Jr WE DIDN'T NOTICE IT at the time, but the post-Cold War world changed on Oct. 1, 1999, when Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin used the bombing of a Moscow apartment building on Sept. 9 as a pretext to destroy the semi-independent Chechen Republic accepted by Boris Yeltsin in 1996. This and other bombings around Russia were claimed, but never proven, to be the work of Chechens. Chechnya has been ruled by Russia since the early 19th Century. Through czars,...

2006-03-25 14:42:28

By Oliver Bullough DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian voters will have a wide array of options when they choose a parliament on Sunday in one of the most open, colorful and unpredictable polls the former Soviet Union has seen. Some 45 parties are standing at all levels from the national parliament down, with interest piqued by new rules giving the legislature the power to name the prime minister. Bright colors and slogans pioneered by President Viktor Yushchenko's supporters,...

2005-09-27 05:32:42

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has appointed a young central bank specialist as new economy minister in a revamped government, a source in the presidential administration said on Tuesday. Arseniy Yatsenyuk, 31, a former first deputy chairman of the bank, is to replace Serhiy Teryokhin, who often quarreled with the central bank. Yatsenyuk will symbolize the new face of the government, overhauled after a damaging split within Yushchenko's eight-month-old...

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2004-12-01 00:00:02

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's shivering but determined political opposition dug in its heels in Kiev's frigid central square Tuesday, rejecting an offer of the prime minister's job from the declared winner of disputed presidential election and withdrawing from talks aimed at reaching a compromise. The election dispute sparked a struggle at Ukraine's parliament, with throngs of opposition supporters trying to storm inside after lawmakers tentatively approved a resolution that would cancel...

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2004-11-30 15:00:03

KIEV, Ukraine - Opposition supporters on Tuesday abruptly broke off compromise talks over Ukraine's disputed presidential election after pro-government lawmakers blocked a no-confidence motion seeking to topple the prime minister, who was declared the victor in last week's vote despite allegations of massive fraud. The opposition's rejection of the talks raises pressure on Ukrainian authorities, while Russian President Vladimir Putin said the crisis in the former Soviet republic must be...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'