The second panel of the Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine raised the questions of understanding different protest groups that participated in the Euromaidan movement and those who participated in the Antimaidan protests. Andrei Nevskii presented evidence on political and social demands of the protesters collected from 140 interviews recorded in Kyiv, Odesa, Kharkiv, and Crimea...
The Annual Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine kicked off its 11th conference event with a lively examination of ‘The Maidan Effect’—the character and reach of the Maidan’s lasting effects across Ukrainian society.
There’s no sense in complaining about the lack of (quality) Ukrainian-language books, films, and computer games, unintentionally supporting the argument of our detractors that the main problem for Ukrainian is that there’s nothing to read or watch in it. Instead, it is important to create environments in which people can develop and foster linguistic skills and habits.
Ukraine is an unexperienced country, that's for sure. Having obtained independence in 1991, it has never fully relied on itself. Being dependent on the Russian energy supplies up until now, as well as on the sentiments of Western democracies, it used to think that the outside partners will never let the country down, which is not the best political approach.