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3 MarchHistory
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
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
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
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
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
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Although there’s been a sharp reduction in trade and commercial ties with Russia and in Ukraine’s dependence on its neighbor, some key sectors still show levels of interaction that pose a threat to national security
yesterday, Oleksandr Kramar,
The amalgamation of territorial communities has been chaotic. This may lead to unequal funding, abilities to support themselves and impact on local residents
yesterday, Oleksandr Kramar,
Decentralisation started in Odesa Oblast almost eighteen months ago. The initiative was sometimes successful in the north, while the south has seen a fundamentally different process
yesterday, Stanislav Kozliuk,
Legislation and bills on the state language: current status and expectations
yesterday, Roman Malko,
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