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August 2, 1991 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maria Palte was 12 when the Nazis, having overrun Kiev, came for her and her family. A neighbor, Olga Roshinenko, then 17, hid the younger girl in her home. Palte's mother, brother and sisters perished in the narrow ravine called Babi Yar. She, and the woman who saved her, survived.
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June 28, 2001 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, few dreams have driven Pope John Paul II more passionately than that of a "total communion" between Roman Catholicism and the Eastern Orthodox churches that left the Vatican fold nearly 1,000 years ago. But rather than speeding such a reunion, the end of the Cold War has, to his dismay, given rise to bitter rivalry between Orthodox and Catholic communities in the former Soviet bloc that are reemerging from decades of Communist rule.
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August 2, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush on Thursday visited an ancient city in the midst of an identity crisis and an intensely emotional debate about its future. The people of Kiev, capital of the Ukraine and the third-largest city in the Soviet Union, are sharply divided over whether they want independence for their historic homeland or whether it should help found a reconstituted Soviet Union.
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January 13, 1994
After meeting with President Clinton, the leaders of Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia embraced a plan that could open the door to NATO but does not guarantee membership. Clinton met with Ukrainian leader Leonid Kravchuk in a bid to tie up a deal to help rid the former Soviet republic of nuclear arms. Clinton paid tribute to Czech Jews with a visit to a historic Prague synagogue and Jewish cemetery.
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June 28, 2001 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, few dreams have driven Pope John Paul II more passionately than that of a "total communion" between Roman Catholicism and the Eastern Orthodox churches that left the Vatican fold nearly 1,000 years ago. But rather than speeding such a reunion, the end of the Cold War has, to his dismay, given rise to bitter rivalry between Orthodox and Catholic communities in the former Soviet bloc that are reemerging from decades of Communist rule.
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August 2, 1991 | JACK NELSON, TIMES WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF
President Bush pointedly praised Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev and his Union Treaty on Thursday in the ancient city of Kiev, where surging Ukrainian nationalism could derail Gorbachev's ambitious plan to save the Soviet Union from disintegration.
NEWS
January 13, 1994
After meeting with President Clinton, the leaders of Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia embraced a plan that could open the door to NATO but does not guarantee membership. Clinton met with Ukrainian leader Leonid Kravchuk in a bid to tie up a deal to help rid the former Soviet republic of nuclear arms. Clinton paid tribute to Czech Jews with a visit to a historic Prague synagogue and Jewish cemetery.
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August 1, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When President Bush travels here today, he will leave Moscow behind in more ways than one. While his Soviet counterpart, Mikhail S. Gorbachev, welcomed the American President as a desperately needed ally, some leaders in independence-minded Ukraine have strong doubts.
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January 13, 1994 | DOYLE McMANUS and SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For a president of Ukraine, it doesn't get any better than this. President Clinton and his gleaming blue-and-white 747 swooped into Kiev's grimy Borispol Airport on a cold midwinter evening Wednesday, and the youthful leader of the world's only remaining superpower bestowed a personal blessing on Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk, rattling off pledges of assistance and support and promises of a place in a glowing future.
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January 13, 1994 | DOYLE McMANUS and SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For a president of Ukraine, it doesn't get any better than this. President Clinton and his gleaming blue-and-white 747 swooped into Kiev's grimy Borispol Airport on a cold midwinter evening Wednesday, and the youthful leader of the world's only remaining superpower bestowed a personal blessing on Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk, rattling off pledges of assistance and support and promises of a place in a glowing future.
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August 2, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush on Thursday visited an ancient city in the midst of an identity crisis and an intensely emotional debate about its future. The people of Kiev, capital of the Ukraine and the third-largest city in the Soviet Union, are sharply divided over whether they want independence for their historic homeland or whether it should help found a reconstituted Soviet Union.
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August 2, 1991 | JACK NELSON, TIMES WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF
President Bush pointedly praised Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev and his Union Treaty on Thursday in the ancient city of Kiev, where surging Ukrainian nationalism could derail Gorbachev's ambitious plan to save the Soviet Union from disintegration.
NEWS
August 2, 1991 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maria Palte was 12 when the Nazis, having overrun Kiev, came for her and her family. A neighbor, Olga Roshinenko, then 17, hid the younger girl in her home. Palte's mother, brother and sisters perished in the narrow ravine called Babi Yar. She, and the woman who saved her, survived.
NEWS
August 1, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When President Bush travels here today, he will leave Moscow behind in more ways than one. While his Soviet counterpart, Mikhail S. Gorbachev, welcomed the American President as a desperately needed ally, some leaders in independence-minded Ukraine have strong doubts.
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