Maidan in Soviet Designs, 1943-1945

Martin Blackwell ・ July 2018

Only a few months after Kyiv was retaken from the Nazis in November 1943, the returning Stalinists started avoiding public mention of what had happened at places...


Krytyka's Editorial Board Member Yuri Andrukhovych was awarded Vilenica 2017 International Literary Prize. The prize will be officially presented at the ceremony...


Why was the Dutch referendum such an unusual procedure? The European Community/Union has, in the last 60 years, concluded dozens of association, free-trade,...


Veritable Truth

Yurko Prokhasko ・ February 2016

The Ukrainian revolution is ongoing, but to look at the correspondence between words and conditions, events and messages, facts and interpretations, it is not...


Can Memory Save Us From History? Can History Save Us From Memory?

Critical Solutions
July 2014

International conference Ukraine: Thinking Together
Panel Seven: Can memory save us from history? Can history save us from memory? Monday May 19, 2014 (Diplomatic Academy,Kyiv)
Participants: Timothy Snyder, chair, Slavenka Drakulić, Olga Filippova, Frank Foer, Yaroslav Hrytsak, Martin Šimečka, Andrey Kurkov.
Language: English


Bohdan Ivchenko. The Soviet Authorities’ Policies Toward the Don Cossackdom (1917-1937)

Oleksandr Polianichev ・ March 2014
Kharkiv: Tochka, 2010.
This book, by young Kharkiv historian Bohdan Ivchenko, contributes to a topic in Soviet Studies that has not yet received due attention. The categories of nation and class, by which intellectuals and politicians characterized the population, were of little use with regard to the Don Cossackdom. The author constructs his own narrative, emphasizing the plurality of means through which the Bolsheviks and the Cossacks interacted. At first, the Bolshevik leaders were inclined to think they had the support of the “revolutionary” worker Cossacks, opposing their military elite. However, after

The Theory and Practice of the Borderlands

Oleksandr Boichenko ・ September 2010

An Albanian professor from Kosovo once wrote that the culture of dialogue is not the same as co-living under duress. Sometimes, in order to build a bridge over a...