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All the materials marked with tag: Soviet
9 FebruaryHistory
The missile rhetoric from Stalin to Putin
18 JanuaryHistory
What Stalin adopted from the Leninist experience of suppressing anti-Soviet protests in 1921
10 November, 2018History
Why the bomb laid under the foundation of the USSR exploded
28 August, 2018History
How Soviet citizens ended up voting unanimously in elections
5 August, 2018World
The Ukrainian Week met with a researcher who studying authoritarian regimes to talk about the essence of European populism and the peculiarities of the transformations of political systems in post-Soviet countries
5 October, 2017History
What national policy was like in the USSR
3 March, 2017History
When Nikita Khrushchev came to power, he brought a "Ukrainian clan" with him. It later removed their patron from the helm of the USSR
31 August, 2016Economics
Privatization in Ukraine after the collapse of the Soviet Union and its role in the rise of oligarchy
23 August, 2016History
The 1920s’ Avant-garde school of artists was ultimately destroyed as class enemies—for hooliganism and pornography
26 February, 2016
After using leftist populist slogans to heat up the situation in the Donbas in the spring of 2014, Russia’s proxies have brought rapacious, feudal bolshevism to the region instead
5 February, 2016History
Russia broke up in 1917, but the Bolsheviks intended to restore the empire – as a springboard to create a "Global Soviet Republic"
2 February, 2016History
When as a student I heard Arsenal, the jazz rock band of the Kaliningrad Philharmonic, I was dumbfounded: in Soviet times Russian musicians were playing music that jazz lovers at once identified as being under the influence of Chicago and Blood, Sweat and Tear
11 January, 2016World
What role Gazeta Wyborcza played in Poland's transition from communism to democracy
16 December, 2015
The most important challenges are to lay genuinely strong and stable political foundations so that Ukraine never swerves away from its European course of reform regardless of any political uncertainties future elections may bring
20 November, 2015Society
How much time for Ukrainians to get over the post-genocide syndrome?
30 October, 2015
Why absurd opinions on “Ukrainian nationalists” are so persistent, and need to be refuted again and again
24 September, 2015
Russia has recently lost one of her towering personalities in the fields of political dissent, human rights defence, political memory, social criticism and humanities
23 September, 2015History
When Ukraine declared independence on August 24, 1991, it not only meant the revival of the Ukrainian state—it was the decisive event in the collapse of the totalitarian soviet empire
20 August, 2015Politics
The possibility of change, and the opportunity to make that change stick brings meaning to the idea of independence for many ordinary Ukrainians today
17 August, 2015
It is much easier to take the approach of multiple narratives than to accept that one side is right and the other wrong
6 August, 2015History
Former UPA fighter shares his story of struggle against the Nazis and NKVD, GULAGs and return to Ukraine
12 May, 2015
We have to go further in the study of routinized totalitarianism to understand what is at stake in “decommunization” in Central and Eastern Europe
23 October, 2014
Soviet Communism was always reminiscent of the nearly Byzantine sacrosanct structure of symbolic authority, and the fusion of the sacral and secular elements of power
23 October, 2014World
After 1989, East European Communists transformed into social-democrats. Those who survived lustration remained in politics at home through the 1990s and early 2000s
8 October, 2014Economics
Transition from oligarch economy to EU membership for Ukraine
24 September, 2014History
International lawyer Volodymyr Vasylenko speaks about the events leading to Ukraine's independence
15 September, 2014History
Historian Stanislav Kulchytsky speaks to The Ukrainian Week about why the Kremlin needs Ukraine, what threat the annexation of Crimea poses for Russia, what the essence of the problem in Ukrainian-Russian relations is, and how the political Ukrainian nation is emerging
11 September, 2014Society
In his interview for The Ukrainian Week, sociologist Yevhen Holovakha discusses ways used to install Soviet values, explains why nostalgia about the USSR and argues that one efficient way to de-Sovietize society is to dispel the myth about the high standard of social care under the Bolsheviks
10 September, 2014Politics
Sovietism is deeply rooted in the Donetsk prairies. Unless it is liquidated, the region will see no progress or solution to the current situation
12 March, 2014
Up to now, it has been common knowledge that all the Soviet republics started from scratch after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. As the Estonian example shows, this was not actually the case and already by 1991 the former Soviet republics had unequal starting positions
29 January, 2014World
William Browder, the Founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, turned campaigner and began to wage war for justice after one of his lawyers, Sergei Magnitsky, was killed in a Moscow prison.
30 September, 2013News
In a replay of the classic East-West rivalry of the Cold War, but with the United States conspicuously on the sidelines, Russia has used economic and security threats to draw post-communist countries into its Eurasian Customs Union and to block the European Union’s Eastern Partnership initiative, Carl Gershman, President of the National Endowment for Democracy, writes for WP
20 September, 2013Society
"Not all countries will become successful democracies. But I still think of liberal democracy as the only serious alternative"
21 August, 2013Economics
A profound reboot of Ukraine’s socio-economic system is the only way to transform it from an uncompetitive Soviet fragment to a modern dynamic economy
17 May, 2013Politics
Why are Batkivshchyna and UDAR leaders celebrating a Ukrainian tragedy?
30 April, 2013History
To regain its status as a natural part of Europe, Ukraine needs to break free from Russian and Soviet colonial heritage
30 April, 2013History
Ukrainian-European or the Soviet-Russian civilizational model will win out: with the former, Ukraine will quickly catch up with its Western neighbours. With the latter, it will likely cease to exist
29 April, 2013World
Estonians took radical action to get rid from the Soviet legal system and laid the foundation for the rule of law, with a clear separation of powers and an independent judiciary.
14 March, 2013
Apologising for past events in history has become an explosive issue around the world. Should statesmen take personal responsibility for events that happened long before they were born?
22 February, 2013Society
Dutch Sovietologist Robert van Voren speaks about Soviet repressive psychiatry and its surviving offshoots
3 May, 2012History
Jerzy Eisler talks about the role of history in contemporary Poland and the country's experience with de-sovietization
5 February, 2012
4 February, 2012History
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
16 January, 2012World
Ronaldas Racinkas, who is tasked with providing a legal assessment of the crimes committed by totalitarian regimes against Lithuanians, speaks on his country’s successes and its failures in saying goodbye to its Soviet legacy
16 January, 2012History
The Occupation Museum of Latvia is a reflection of the country’s historical contradictions
10 January, 2012History
Estonia established a museum with a good sense of humor, evidently to attract more Russians
26 October, 2011History
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
19 October, 2011History
Eugenijus Peikštenis, director of the Museum of Genocide Victims, speaks about how the taboo history of Soviet repressions came to light
19 October, 2011History
Lithuanian authorities set up the Museum of Genocide Victims in a building once occupied by the KGB
3 October, 2011History
The Museum of Soviet Occupation in Georgia is a monument to the nation's critical reappraisal and rejection of is Soviet past
23 September, 2011History
Why an American decided to set up a Museum of Communism in the Czech Republic
2 February, 2011
30 December, 2010Politics
In 2011, Ukraine will in many ways look like the USSR at the time of stagnation
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The Security Service of Ukraine believes that Ukrainian citizens recruited by Russian intelligence services are planning to attack 20 churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate)
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How the war has changed the cultural landscape of the Donbas
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Serhiy Zakharov is an artist from Donetsk known for his plywood caricatures of “Novorossia” leaders installed on the city streets in 2014. The installations resulted in his captivity in Donetsk that year. In his interview with The Ukrainian Week, Serhiy speaks about his complex relations with his city and the attitudes of the creative crowd to politicians
16 February, Yelyzaveta Honcharova,
Two invaders were killed and another four were injured in the past day, intelligence reports say
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