On Both Sides of the Front

Vyacheslav Likhachev ・ August 2016

It is clear that the topic of “Fascists” in the context of the Ukrainian-Russian conflict entails two dimensions: they can be provisionally described as the “...


Faith Hillis: "Children of Rus': Right Bank Ukraine and the Invention of the Russian Nation"

Faith Hillis’ new book, Children of Rus’: Right Bank Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian Nation (Cornell University Press, 2013), is, in her own words, a volume of surprising assertions. The book’s central claim is that 19th century Russian nationalism took its most potent form not in Russian urban centers like Moscow and St. Petersburg but in right bank Ukraine.
Jennifer CarrollOctober 23, 2015