"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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As scholars and experts long committed to Ukraine’s regeneration and freedom, we regard these laws with the deepest foreboding. Their content and spirit...

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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.
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Whatever the reason for the timing of the announcement, the explicit linkage with the Welles Declaration signals a definitive long-term policy of the US...

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Ukraine’s movement away from its former imperial master toward an international center of gravity finds numerous parallels in the history of the disintegration...

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The most frequently used label for the current conflict in Eastern Europe, the “Ukraine Crisis,” is doubly misleading. It not only distracts from the predominant...

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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 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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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...

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