Re-enacting real war traumas through public performance may sound risky for the amateur actors of the Theater of the Displaced. This is the challenge for Alexei...

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On Saturday, December 2, 2017, the Shevchenko Scientific Society invites the public to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Krytyka, the Ukrainian intellectual...

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Since the end of 2014, we have been closely following the dramatic developments in the Russian Center of the International PEN – the Center where we used to have...

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Ukrainian Theater in Search of Reconciliation

Hanna Veselovska ・ June 2016

In much of contemporary experimental theater, the audience is encouraged to actively participate in the performance: through direct dialogue, through expressions...

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They are twenty, forty, sixty. They are women, and they are men. In their collective “we” there is weeping for justice, for incompleteness, for the...

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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

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Corruption: A Few Historical Remarks

Yaroslav Hrytsak ・ July 2012

Ukrainian society is fundamentally historical. Ask us about modern problems and we’ll usually begin our answer with their roots in the conversion of Rus' or the...

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Behind the Scenes of Corruption

Volodymyr Dubrovsky ・ July 2012

Corruption, the use of power for personal gain, is a useful theme for populists. Corruption continues to raise ever more dissatisfaction in Ukrainian society,...

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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...

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Reconciliation between parties in a violent conflict usually depends first of all on an end to the violence. In her contribution to this discussion forum, Oxana...

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