Any historical situation contains elements of both the particular and the universal. The job of the historian is to help disentangle the universal from the...


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...


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


In a recent meeting with the new French president Emmanuel Macron, the Russian president Vladimir Putin referred to Anna Yaroslavna (also known as Anna of Kyiv)...


Johannes Remy. Brothers or Enemies: The Ukrainian National Movement and Russia from the 1840s to the 1870s

Tomasz Hen-Konarski ・ April 2017
Toronto: University Press of Toronto, 2016.
ISBN: 9781487500467, 344 Pages, 2 Images.
Johannes Remy’s new book is the most exhaustive study of nineteenth-century Ukrainian nation building in the Russian Empire currently available in English. It is also the most original and thoroughly researched monograph on the topic published in the past ten years in any language. As such it is destined to become an indispensable element of university curricula and a reference work for anyone wishing to understand the vicissitudes of Ukrainian experience beyond the twentieth century.

Those who follow Ukrainian issues today know that many foreigners who consider themselves radical leftists oppose that country’s attempt to break away from its...


We invite authors to contribute to this exciting new series at Krytyka, Ukraine’s leading intellectual journal celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017. The...


This holiday season we invite you to join our efforts and make the gift of knowing Ukraine to the rest of the world! If you are one of the few people on this...


Mykola Riabchuk. The Stone and Sysyphus: Literary Essays

Hanna Protasova ・ August 2016
Kharkiv: Akta, 2016.
Original title in Ukrainian: Каміння і Сізіф: літературні есеї [Kaminnia i Sizif: Literaturni eseï]
In the preface to the book Riabchuk offers a brief description of his own path “from literary studies to political science,” due primarily to a shift known as the “ghettoization” of literary criticism already after Ukraine’s independence, its functioning mainly within a circle of the “consecrated” and “chosen,” and, therefore, also due to the minimal influence of critical writing on social transformation. The author proposes an important thesis in the context of the book of a mutual interdependence of both the elite and the egalitarian cultural worlds, of the need to build interpretative...

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,...