This study provides a clear analysis of both domestic and foreign policies and security issues confronting Russia’s largest and most important neighbor during it’s first decade as an independent state. The complex interrelationship between Ukraine and Russia is analyzed, and the effects of one’s policies on the direction and transformation of the other. How have relations between Kyiv and Moscow changed in the framework of a crumbling Soviet state? How does Russia influence Ukraine’s internal developments? What are international repercussions?