I did not meet Ivan in person until 1977, but I was very aware of him from 1970. Two people directed me to his writings. One was the friend of my youth, also a...


From Borderlands to Bloodlands

Tetiana Zhurzhenko ・ September 2014

While Russia is a driving force behind the separatist movement, a significant portion of the local population actively or passively has supported the Donetsk and...


Petro Sas. The Sources of Ukrainian Nation-Building

Vasyl Kononenko ・ March 2014
Kyiv: Institute of History, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 2010.
Sas’ emphasis on the role of intellectuals in nation-building makes an important theoretical contribution to Ukrainian historiography: “the emergence of conditions for the transition of an ethnos to the nation-building stage presupposes the existence of certain qualitative changes in its spiritual culture, worldview, mentality and identity, spearheaded by intellectuals”. Progress in the cultural sphere in the 16th century - especially in education and book printing - engaged a wider circle of educated people and accelerated the nation-building process.

Ukrainians: Who Are They, and What Do They Want?

Yaroslav Hrytsak ・ August 2011

Russia is the only country that, since 1991, tells Ukrainians that Ukrainian independence is a temporary phenomenon, that the Ukrainian state is not capable of...