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Kyiv Racing
The biggest bet anyone’s ever placed on a car was $20,000” says Ihor, 25, one of the organisers of a sport that’s getting more popular here in Kyiv: drag racing out at the Chaika racetrack on the edge of town. “We didn’t see it ourselves, but there was gossip,” he says. With a couple of his young drag racing friends, Ihor is sitting in the Chaika cafe, telling me all about this latest manifesta-tion of Ukraine’s new love affair with the automobile.Drag racing is autoracing with all the twists taken out. It’s simply a straight sprint down a track exactly 402 metres long. Since there are no turns and a race lasts mere seconds, driving skill (while it plays a part) is less important than having the right car that can accelerate like a rocket.
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Prune Torte
By: Olga D 
"Great-Grandma used prunes and prune fillings in many goodies of her own creation. Prune torte is one of them. The filling is even more delicious when made with an equal quantity of dates and prunes."


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Ukraine's Issues Today
Twenty years after regaining independence, Ukraine continues to face a number of challenging issues—both at home and in its relations abroad. Questions remain on how to effectively consolidate the country’s economic reforms, including in the crucial energy sector, and build an open and competitive market economy. In the political realm, questions persist as to whether the country will develop a political system that reflects democratic values compatible with the standards of Europe. Balancing foreign policy interests between Russia and the West also remains a critical challenge
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Mission Partners
In Ukraine and Belarus today many children are suffering. From an early age, the children who grow up in our country experience privation. Children in Ukraine are among the weakest and most helpless to cope with the heartless and Godless world. The effects of chronic unemployment, an unstable economy, and excessive inflation have disproportionately affected children. Today, Ukraine is the number one country in Eastern Europe for forced indentured labour and sex slavery. Some Young children have even been sold into slavery by their own relatives! The Lord spoke to prophet Joel addressing this very issue
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