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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...

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The legacy of the European Enlightenment was undermined since the end of the World War II. Destructive criticism of rationality developed by Max Horkheimer and...

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Meaningful and lasting reconciliation would require difficult compromises on all sides – be it by the residents of “big Ukraine” or by the residents of the non-...

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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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Until the 1970s the dominant understanding of Canadian history was limited to that of the progress and development of an Anglo-Saxon, and to a smaller degree,...

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In Ukraine, the revolutionary changes of 1991 started with the promises of institutionalized democracy, pluralist politics, and a free economy, and ended up with...

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Minority identities have come to figure centrally in constructions of Ukrainian identity, as post-Soviet Ukrainians seek to define themselves as modern and...

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Although 118 countries around the world have some sort of gender quota for elected office, Ukraine is one of eight countries in the world that currently have...

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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)...

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Free the Freedom Square!

Serhiy Zhadan, Yaroslav Hrytsak, Tetiana Zhurzhenko, Volodymyr Kravchenko, Mykola Riabchuk, Andrei Kurkov ・ February 2017

The Freedom Square complex is a reminder of a fleeting period of artistic freedom and active participation of Soviet architects in the world artistic process,...

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