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Ukraine's Time of Troubles

July 31, 1994|Currently based in Paris, Josef Koudelka was born in Czechoslovakia in 1938. Of his numerous books, the most widely known is "Gypsies."

Inflation has run as high as 80%. The average monthly salary is $20. The country is dangerously split along ethnic and regional lines. Once the breadbasket of the Soviet Union, it is now an economic disaster.

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