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All the materials marked with tag: Ukrainian history
19 September, 2016History
The evolution of Ukrainian elite and its state-building concepts offers a valuable lesson to the country today
11 January, 2016History
Most of the crimes against Ukrainians have been at the hands of other Ukrainians. What’s important now is to understand how this phenomenon of the Malorosians or Little Russians happened
5 January, 2015History
The rationale behind transferring the peninsula to the Ukrainian SSR in 1954
28 December, 2014Society
The Bulgarians, Armenians, Greeks, Jews, Karaites, Crimean Tatars, Krymchaks, Ukrainians, Russians, Romani – these are just the most prominent of the ethnic groups that populated the peninsula over the last 150 years
19 August, 2014History
Ukrainian sociopolitical movement between the mid-19th and early 20th century seemed to involve only “conscious Ukrainians”. Even then, however, forces existed which had not yet actively declared their pro-Ukrainian nature but had huge sociopolitical potential
5 September, 2013History
The dawn of Indo-Europeans on the Ukrainian steppes
16 July, 2013News
On July 14 Poland’s President Bronisław Komorowski visited Ukraine for a memorial service for the victims of the Volyn tragedy in 1943-44. He was joined by Ukraine’s Vice Premier Kostiantyn Hryshchenko.
6 July, 2013History
By mastering new ways of procuring food, ancient people were freed from the dependence on natural factors, causing their numbers to grow exponentially
30 April, 2013
Ukraine must have its own national history, not one dictated by Moscow. And the Ukrainian Insurgent Army is one of its elements.
15 March, 2013History
Battles for Ukraine went hand in hand with the irresponsible and merciless exploitation of the local population in the offensive operations of the Red Army
22 January, 2013History
From the viewpoint of contemporary European ethnology, the people who inhabited Southern Rus' in the 10th through the 13th century A.D. and were governed by the principalities of Kyiv, Pereiaslav and Halych had proto-Ukrainian ethnolinguistic traits
24 November, 2012History
At one time scattered between the Neman and Western Bug Rivers, the Yotvingians contributed to the development of several Eastern European nations
1 November, 2012Society
Andreas Kappeler talks about why Ukraine is still a blank space on Western Europe’s mental map
22 October, 2012History
Monopolization, dictated by the imperial economic model, already hurt Ukraine back in the 19th century as clearly evidenced by sugar production, one of its most developed industries at that time
19 September, 2012History
Having courageously chosen to be Ukrainian, representatives of national minorities essentially activated the Ukrainian national movement of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
17 September, 2012History
Scattered across the vast Eurasian steppes, throughout their history, the Saka were inseparably linked with the population living north of the Black Sea
24 August, 2012
Having saved 150 Jews during the war, Andrey Sheptytskiy, Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (uniate church), deserves the Israeli title of “Righteous Gentile”
24 July, 2012History
On their long way from the North Caucasus to Africa, Alans laid the foundation of medieval military tradition in Europe and inspired British mythology
4 July, 2012History
Ukraine’s national flag, emblem and anthem have a long history and national status but have yet to become true national symbols
27 June, 2012History
The Ukrainian Week interviewed eyewitnesses of the Second World War, and their stories are far removed from the idolised image of the “Great Patriotic War”
26 June, 2012History
Oral history does not only wipe out the barriers between professional historians and simple people, but can also become a powerful instrument for desovietization
18 June, 2012History
He formulated the idea of a political nation and advocated an aristocratic path toward building a Ukrainian state
1 June, 2012History
‘Ukraine’, as a title, gained its political and geographical role in the 19th century
17 April, 2012History
In the early 21st century, the words Celts and Celtic became entrenched in the arsenal of pop culture as well as commercially successful for everything from beer and cigarettes to basketball teams
30 March, 2012History
Despite their short sojourn in Ukrainian territory, Gothic tribes made a large contribution to the culture of ancient Ukraine
30 March, 2012History
Who has the right to claim Gothic heritage in 20th-century? This becomes part of an ideological struggle in Ukraine
28 March, 2012History
In March 1917 a wave of national revival surged over Dnieper Ukraine, only to be wasted later by the Central Rada
22 March, 2012History
How Russian Army units were made Ukrainian
14 March, 2012History
In the 1930s, millions of Ukrainians were killed and russified in Eastern Slobozhanshchyna* and the North Caucasus
27 February, 2012History
1942 saw the beginning of the mass deportation of people from Ukraine for forced labor in the Third Reich
9 February, 2012History
Historical memory invented by Russia – from books to films in which facts do not always match the reality – is being imposed on Ukrainian society
18 January, 2012History
Defying prohibition, Ukrainian political prisoners celebrated Christmas in Polish, Nazi and Soviet prisons and camps
23 December, 2011History
How Homo Sovieticus was created
19 December, 2011
The Bolshevik execution of 359 fighters who participated in the UNR’s Second Winter Campaign immortalized the area which is now quietly dying
19 December, 2011History
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
29 October, 2011World
Scandinavian anthropologist and sociologist Hans-Jørgen Wallin Weihe talks about historical traumas, college independence and existential challenges
26 October, 2011History
The Bolsheviks successfully utilized feuds, fear and servility among intellectuals to tighten their totalitarian regime and eliminate opponents like Serhiy Yefremov
14 October, 2011History
After luring UNR General Yuriy Tiutiunnyk to the USSR, the Bolsheviks used his knowledge and connections and later shot him as “spent material”
7 October, 2011History
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
3 October, 2011Investigation
A mass grave of what appear to be victims of the NKVD killed in 1939-41 has been discovered in Volodymyr-Volynsky
26 September, 2011History
An unrealized project of Ukrainian conservatism
6 September, 2011History
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.
31 August, 2011History
Ivan Franko and his vision of the 20th century
25 August, 2011History
Most of Galicia’s men ended up in the UK after the Second World War. There is just a handful of real participants and eyewitnesses surviving who could answer the hard questions. Their lives are a lesson to be learned from history
1 August, 2011History
Prominent French academic Daniel Beauvois talks about quasi-patriotism, national heroes, distorted myths and the status of historical science in Ukraine
4 July, 2011History
Raymond Clarinard: “To many French intellectuals, the Petliura case does not exist. They have never known in France what to do with Ukraine”
6 June, 2011History
Valerii Marchenko chose death over submitting to evil
16 May, 2011History
An almost symbolic date was chosen to sign the “Kharkiv Treaties” in 2010 – 82 years earlier, on April 29, 1918, Ukraine's blue-and-yellow flags were hoisted for the first time ever by the Black Sea Fleet
12 May, 2011Politics
The twisted vision of Ukrane can turn out fatal to European security
10 May, 2011History
Andrey Sheptytsky was the Greek-Catholic Metropolitan who was first met with distrust but later gained respect even from his enemies
6 May, 2011History
The last outbreak of the peasants' armed struggle for their personal and national rights in the territory of central and eastern Ukraine occurred in the early 1930s
5 April, 2011Regions
On March 1, 1991, Donetsk miners started a general strike, a deliberate step to break up the soviet empire. Unfortunately, the national democratic movement failed to follow suit
17 March, 2011History
Genealogy is becoming increasingly popular with Ukrainians, but the poorly-equipped archives prevent family history research from turning into a widespread practice
7 March, 2011Society
Oleksandr Feldman, a dyed-in-the-wool fighter against Ukrainian bourgeois nationalism and the sponsor of a bill he introduced while still a BYuT member and which reflects this crusade, has reached new political heights
6 March, 2011History
History has been turned into politics. It would seem that false history can be a foundation only for false politicians who dread nothing more than the principle “A clean goal requires clean hands”
17 February, 2011History
Mazepa failed because of greedy Ukrainian Cossack officers and the clergy's obsession with self-importance
3 February, 2011History
Did Ukrainian merchants in the Hetman state stand in anyone’s way?
1 February, 2011Society
Whether cities of Ukraine become more Ukrainian has a direct impact on what Ukraine itself will be like
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November 21, the 4th anniversary of the Maidan, begins in Kyiv with a prayer for the Heavenly Hundred, the protesters killed at Instytutska Street in February 2014, and the victims of earlier shootings, police violence throughout the revolution
day before yesterday, Stanislav Kozliuk,
Ukraine’s Parliament has started to change the electoral system. Will they be able to finish the job and what will change if the reform goes through?
20 November, Andriy Holub,
What political ambitions do Yulia Tymoshenko and her party hope to achieve before the 2019 elections?
20 November, Roman Malko,
According to recent sociological studies, there have been no significant changes in the mood of Ukrainians over the last three years. The scarcity of demonstrations cannot be attributed to loyalty to the current government, but rather to the fact that the opposition is equally far away from understanding what the citizens need and how these needs can be met
20 November, Andriy Holub,
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