Ukraine's Yulia Tymoshenko is a polarizing figure. The former prime minister is in prison on corruption charges and on hunger strike to protest her treatment. Tymoshenko says she has been beaten in prison, which the authorities deny.
The opening of Soviet and East European archives has provided historians a tidal wave of new information about the crimes of Soviet leader Josef Stalin. Brigid McCarthy reports on one historian's work.
Ukraine became independent from the Soviet Union 18 years ago. One of the first moves Ukrainian nationalists took was to make Ukrainian the official state language. But as Brigid McCarthy reports, Russian remains the language of choice.