The Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Ottawa is the only research unit outside primarily devoted to the study of contemporary Ukraine. The Chair of Ukrainian Studies Blog will offer musings on ongoing developments in Ukrainian politics and society, on Ukrainian Studies and on activities of the Chair. Comments on the posts are welcome at darel@uottawa.ca. The best ones will be published on The Ukraine List (UKL). The Blog is written by Dominique Arel, Chairholder, at the Chair of Ukrainian Studies. For information on the Chair, go to http://www.ukrainianstudies.uottawa.ca. For regular updates on the Chair, join the Chair of Ukrainian Studies fanpage on Facebook.