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9 May
What is it for the modern Ukraine?
16 May, 2016Society
Ukrainian calendar has obviously got some dates that are more problem-plagued than others. May events of the last two years, including the anniversary of Odesa tragedy and Victory Day, prove this true. On these days, the old world represented by elderly pensioners and pro-Russian Ukrainians clashes with the relatively new one represented by pro-Ukrainian youth
17 June, 2015History
Empires are fated to drag along with them a cast iron wreath of invincibility and lead chains of infallibility. An empire can never lose or make a mistake, otherwise, it’s not really an empire
12 May, 2015World
The veterans fought for freedom and a better life in Europe. Can that peace and prosperity now endure in the face of so many new challenges?
11 June, 2014
The invitation of Ukraine to the D-Day anniversary is not only commemoration of the heroes and martyrs, as well as those who survived WWII, but commitment to truth which we must introduce to our peers, and to our children
17 May, 2013Politics
Why are Batkivshchyna and UDAR leaders celebrating a Ukrainian tragedy?
15 May, 2013History
Service in the Canadian army during World War II helped Ukrainian immigrants integrate into Canadian society and saved many from return to a certain death in the USSR
15 May, 2013History
The cult of WWII veterans was created under Brezhnev to instill the official version of the war into people’s minds and mask the fact that the state had neglected them in the first decade following the war
6 May, 2013News
Celebrating 9 May as Victory Day is Soviet legacy, says historian Volodymyr Viatrovych, chair of academic board at the Centre for Research on the Liberation Movement, in a commentary to The Ukrainian Week.
8 February, 2013History
For a large part of the Ukrainian population, Stalin’s “liberation from the Germans” was a mirror image of Hitler’s “liberation of Ukraine from the Bolsheviks” in 1941
8 February, 2013History
Philippe de Lara: “Totalitarian regimes are dead, but they continue to exert a strong influence on many countries and their cultures”
14 November, 2012History
Despite its image as an entrenched military-political entity, the UPA included a number of intellectuals and talented artists who remain little known today
12 November, 2012History
The sovietization of Western Ukraine in 1939-41 was a triumph of Bolshevik barbarity over the more cultured “liberated” population
2 November, 2012Culture
The theme of Ukrainian insurgency as a component of mass culture
1 November, 2012History
The absence of elementary living conditions and a regular supply system in the UPA was offset by active assistance from the local population
1 August, 2012History
In July 1942, the soviet command shamefully retreated from Sevastopol, leaving its defenders to the mercy of fate
21 May, 2012
The official soviet tradition of celebrating Victory Day as one of the greatest ‘red’ dates on the calendar was firmly entrenched under Leonid Brezhnev. In 1965, the Presidium of the Verkhovna Rada issued a decree to announce 9 May a state holiday and a day-off for the first time after 1946. The grand celebration with military parades and patriotic elements was aimed at reviving and widely entrenching the myth of the Great Patriotic War and the great victory of the soviet nation.
3 May, 2012History
The aggravation of Russia–Latvia relations over history proves again that conflicts stemming from memories of WWII have not abated
27 February, 2012History
1942 saw the beginning of the mass deportation of people from Ukraine for forced labor in the Third Reich
19 October, 2011
The communists and Nazis – not Jews, Ukrainians, Germans or Russians – were the criminals in the 1930s and the 1940s. Each of these nations lost millions, so any expiation is out of the question.
30 August, 2011History
During the retreat of the Red Army in the summer of 1941, NKVD troops committed mass executions of prisoners not only in Western Ukraine, but also in Vinnytsia, Kharkiv, and Crimea
12 April, 2011History
Thinking that Hitler was going to set up a puppet Ukrainian state in Transcarpathia and Galicia, the West did not support the formation of a new state - Carpathian Ruthenia
8 April, 2011History
While stigmatizing the liberation movements in Lithuania, Estonia, and Ukraine for their “collaborationism,” the Kremlin turns a blind eye to the large number of former White Guards who joined the SS and Wehrmacht in the 1940s
14 March, 2011History
German historian Frank Golczewski talks about political technologies from the WWI era, how to build a new empire and the benefits of pluralism
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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
21 November, 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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