George G. Grabowicz’s advancement to the 2nd round of the competition for the Taras Shevchenko Award provoked a series of attacks on the scholar’s persona and...

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On Shoddy Laws and Insensitive Critics

Volodymyr Kulyk ・ May 2015

Сondemning the Communist regime is no more divisive than condemning Nazism, which German authorities after World War II only undertook under pressure from their...

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Among historians, two clear camps have formed, and they (to paraphrase Mikhail Zoshchenko) have “expressed their ideology to the fullest.” At times this...

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The Case of Decommunization

Mykhailo Haukhman ・ May 2015

What is the difference between “decommunization” and “de-Sovietization,” and why do we speak of “decommunization” today specifically, and not “de-Sovietization...

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The laws adopted on April 9, 2015, have provoked a flood of criticism from those espousing liberal and other positions, not least among whom are professional...

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The difficulty with Ukraine’s past is that it is intensely contested and controversial. On many issues there can be no definitive conclusions among scholars as...

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Ukraine needs to shed its Soviet past and translate the victory of Maidan into real reform and European integration. This must be achieved through dialogue and...

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"Decommunization" and Academic Discussion

Volodymyr Viatrovych ・ May 2015

The lack of a decommunization policy in Ukraine after its declaration of independence was one of the reasons that led to the revanchist neo-Soviet regime of...

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Krytyka invites scholars and experts to add their voice to the discussion of the so-called “anti-communist” laws (also known as “decommunization laws”) that were...

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