Yesterday the president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko during working trip to Ivano-Frankovsk region opened Museum of Victims of Communistic Reprisals in "Demjanov Laz". As UNIAN transfers, the head of the state examined its exhibits: personal things of the victims, documents, archival materials. Among expositions there are even skulls with several apertures from bullets and other finds which "show all cruelty of communistic mode". There are in the museum pictures which display history of executions in "Demjanov Laz". Uniqueness of museum is that except surnames of the shot there is a full list of employees of People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs which tortured and shot prisoners of Stanislavsky prison.
Ukraine was close to a default because of the world economic crisis strengthened by crisis of power in the country, known financier George Soros considers. "Ukrainian economy - is one of those which suffered most strongly from crisis. Ukraine approached default closely. It's already good that it managed to avoid awful situation," - Soros said during call-in show with participants of the 6th international forum "Yalta European Strategy". Thus, the financier considers that "political situation when only the president without the government supervises central bank" became one of the reasons of especially strong influence of economic crisis on Ukraine".