Corruption had been a widespread and growing problem in Ukraine, way before the collapse of the USSR, when Soviet nature was present and country’s leaders used to be integrated in communist ruling elite. After the disintegration of the USSR in 1991, current Ukrainian politicians established an authoritarian-oligarchic governance regime in Ukraine. Sadly, according to Corruption Perception Index 2017, Ukraine is the sixth most corrupt country in Europe and 130th in the world.
In western countries it is standard and normal to attend primary school, high school and afterwards say goodbye to carefree days and go to university. People often say that a key to success is education and having a job of your dreams. As much as it’s true, not everyone is fortunate to have the opportunity to have one or even both of them.