Mapping the Maidan

Mykola Riabchuk ・ August 2015

David Marples, a prominent Canadian scholar of modern Ukraine and Belarus, and his younger colleague from the University of Alberta Frederick Mills have...

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The political parties that were destroyed by the flames of the Euromaidan will not soon spring back to life and begin to compete with the oligarchic groups. The...

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Metaphors of Betrayal

Mykola Riabchuk ・ December 2014

With Russia breathing down its neck, the last thing Kyiv needs is for Paris and Berlin and Washington to create a new axis of complacency that uses the...

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Everything that came to define the most dramatic, both memories and photographs, documents a wide range of artefacts from the revolution, and was captured...

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A Molotov Cocktail of One's Own

Tamara Zlobina ・ July 2014

Ukrainian collective consciousness employed all available resources, archetypes, and models to convince the “consciousness of the 1970s” that rising up made...

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Kyiv's Euromaidan Is a Liberationist and Not Extremist Mass Action of Civic Disobedience

Andreas Umland, Mykhailo Minakov, Yaroslav Hrytsak, garan.oleksiy, John-Paul Himka, oleksandr.zaycev, anton.shekhovtsov, voznyak.taras, olya.gnatyuk, marta.dyczok, ievgen.zaharov, Volodymyr Kulyk, Andriy Portnov, shkandriy.miroslav, timoti.snayder, Tetiana Bezruk, sigov.kostyantin ・ February 2014

We call upon all those who have either no particular interest for, or no deeper knowledge of, Ukraine to not comment on this region’s complicated national...

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Dreams of Europe

Volodymyr Yermolenko ・ February 2014

Western Europeans often talk about how they have lost their European vision, about how they concern themselves more and more with petty details rather than...

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About Things Certain and Uncertain

This is not a war for territory. Clearly, while “Crimea-is-ours” warms the imperial soul, Putin does not need Sloviansk – he needs Kyiv. That does not necessarily mean Russian tanks in the Maidan. It rather means return to the previous arrangements, where Kyiv is a city of Kremlin puppets and of amusing gawky “khokhols" who even start celebrating the New Year one hour earlier.
Oksana ForostynaSeptember 5, 2014