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Village Grutas is located near the small Lithuanian resort town Druskininkai. The village’s name evokes a range of emotions – from outrage to satirical smiles – but leaves no-one in Lithuania indifferent. The reason — its unusual open-air museum, Grutas Park, where the key exhibits are the sculptures of Soviet leaders that long "decorated" squares in Lithuanian cities. These are the monuments in front of which both rallies were held and pioneers took their oaths
4 February, 2012   ▪   Konstantinas Rečkovas
Under the pressure of Bolshevism, talented Kyiv architects were forced either to migrate or build monstrosities
1 February, 2012   ▪   Dmytro Malakov
Defying prohibition, Ukrainian political prisoners celebrated Christmas in Polish, Nazi and Soviet prisons and camps
18 January, 2012   ▪   Sviatoslav Lypovetsky
The Occupation Museum of Latvia is a reflection of the country’s historical contradictions
16 January, 2012   ▪   Anatoliy Golubov
His translations span 26 centuries, three continents and almost 30 literatures. The Soviets “awarded” him with 10 years in labor camps and the status of a dissident with no right to travel
12 January, 2012   ▪   Dmytro Drozdovsky
More books for children are translated into Ukrainian than written in the language. Families seem to prefer “popular” classics and books made into Hollywood films
12 January, 2012   ▪   Yelyzaveta Hrechaniuk
Several art villages have sprung up alongside ecological settlements in Ukraine
12 January, 2012   ▪   Olena Maksymenko
Estonia established a museum with a good sense of humor, evidently to attract more Russians
10 January, 2012   ▪   Igor Matveev
How Homo Sovieticus was created
23 December, 2011   ▪   Serhiy Hrabovsky
On November 21, 1921, the Bolsheviks stopped the Second Winter Campaign of the UNR army which was meant to launch a united struggle against the Soviets
19 December, 2011   ▪   Yaroslav Faizulin
Historian Andreas Kappeler speaks on the political concept of Europe and ways to forge European identity
28 November, 2011   ▪   Oleksiy Sokyrko
The last mass deportation of Ukrainians was carried out 60 years ago to satisfy Moscow's interests
25 November, 2011   ▪   Natalia Kliashtorna
Stalin used penal battalions in the Red Army as an instrument of repression
27 October, 2011   ▪   Yaroslav Faizulin
A museum by this name opened in Budapest in 2002 to tell about two tragic periods in Hungarian history – the repressive rules of the Nazis and of the Soviets
26 October, 2011   ▪   Oleksiy Ananov
The Bolsheviks successfully utilized feuds, fear and servility among intellectuals to tighten their totalitarian regime and eliminate opponents like Serhiy Yefremov
26 October, 2011   ▪   Volodymyr Panchenko
Eugenijus Peikštenis, director of the Museum of Genocide Victims, speaks about how the taboo history of Soviet repressions came to light
19 October, 2011   ▪   Zhanna Bezpiatchuk
Lithuanian authorities set up the Museum of Genocide Victims in a building once occupied by the KGB
19 October, 2011   ▪   Konstantinas Rečkovas
After luring UNR General Yuriy Tiutiunnyk to the USSR, the Bolsheviks used his knowledge and connections and later shot him as “spent material”
14 October, 2011   ▪   Yaroslav Faizulin
The failure of Ukrainian elites to agree among themselves for the sake of independence in the 14th and 15th centuries led to the breakup of the Rus’ principality and incorporation of its parts into Poland, Lithuania and Hungary
7 October, 2011   ▪   Oleh Odnorozhenko
The Museum of Soviet Occupation in Georgia is a monument to the nation's critical reappraisal and rejection of is Soviet past
3 October, 2011   ▪   Archil Bezhanishvili
An unrealized project of Ukrainian conservatism
26 September, 2011   ▪   Yurii Tereshchenko
Why an American decided to set up a Museum of Communism in the Czech Republic
23 September, 2011   ▪   Bohdan Kopchak
The regime established by Pyotr Stolypin in tsarist Russia was largely the precursor to the Bolshevik dictatorship
15 September, 2011   ▪   Serhiy Hrabovsky
Writer and film director Heliy Snehirov was unable to exist in the crushing Soviet atmosphere and paid for freedom with his life
13 September, 2011   ▪   Vadym Skurativsky
In the outskirts of Dnipropetrovsk, one can still find the remains of a fortress built by Ivan Mazepa at the site of an older Cossack village.
6 September, 2011   ▪   Iryna Reva
Ivan Franko and his vision of the 20th century
31 August, 2011   ▪   Volodymyr Panchenko
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Social networks went into a rage, the President’s site was bombarded with dozens of petitions, and many began talking about censorship on the internet. The reason for this outburst was a ban on Vkontakte, a Russian version of Facebook very popular among schoolkids, Yandex, Russia’s answer to Google, and Mail.ru in Ukraine
18 May, Stanislav Kozliuk,
The Crimean Tatars faced deportation from the peninsula under Stalin in 1944. Today, they are facing a policy of quiet expulsion from their lands
8 May, Stanislav Kozliuk,
Current state and plans in Ukraine’s defense industry
28 April, Yuriy Lapayev,
What it takes to upgrade Ukraine’s military
28 April, Oleksandr Kramar,
 
 
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