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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
19 July, 2016History
The story of a Stalin-era shady businessman
9 October, 2015World
Finnish historian talks about the relations between Finland and USSR after World War II, the prospects of neutrality for Ukraine, and the future of a new Cold War
24 February, 2015Society
On the maladies afflicting Ukraine’s National Academy of Sciences and its chances of recovery
24 September, 2014History
International lawyer Volodymyr Vasylenko speaks about the events leading to Ukraine's independence
15 September, 2014
After the USSR collapsed, Russia delved into amnesia, then into rehabilitation of the Soviet past which turned grotesque through guilty conscience and lack of culture
16 October, 2013History
Stalin’s moves to establish communist governments in Central and Eastern Europe relied largely on local elements and tools already tested in the USSR
20 September, 2013Society
"Not all countries will become successful democracies. But I still think of liberal democracy as the only serious alternative"
6 August, 2013News
Currently, Ukrainian archives store 79,105 classified secret files of Soviet age, State Archives Service of Ukraine reports
5 July, 2013
The myths of the “Great Patriotic War” are a massive misrepresentation of history and a tricky political trap for Ukrainians who are forbidden from recovering their own history and claiming recognition of their suffering
25 June, 2013
On 25 June 2013, George Orwell (1903–1950) would turn 110. He appears to have been the real prophet of totalitarianism, and far and away the most insightful writer in the West who got the very essence of the tragedy of Eastern Europe.
14 June, 2013History
The 1953 uprising initiated by Ukrainian political prisoners in the Norilsk forced labour camp was the first step towards the downfall of the Gulag.
5 June, 2013News
Over the past 2.5 years, Ukrainians have grown less nostalgic over the USSR, reports Rating, a sociological group, based on its survey held in March.
22 February, 2013Society
Dutch Sovietologist Robert van Voren speaks about Soviet repressive psychiatry and its surviving offshoots
12 November, 2012History
The sovietization of Western Ukraine in 1939-41 was a triumph of Bolshevik barbarity over the more cultured “liberated” population
29 August, 2012History
Several operations against national minorities were carried out alongside class-based persecutions and purges among ranking party members in Ukraine
3 July, 2012History
The Ukrainian government has implemented just one of all the “reforms” it declared two years ago – cultural policy in Ukraine has returned to the Russian-Soviet framework
21 May, 2012History
The Treaty of Rapallo between the Weimar Republic and Soviet Russia paved the way to a revival of German military power after the First World War
18 April, 2012History
The omnipresent “managing and leading force” of soviet gender norms dominated relationships between men and women in the Soviet Union, leaving a heavy imprint on their development and evolution
2 February, 2012Culture
The socio-cultural revolution of soviet mods against boring clothes, music and behaviour in the USSR
19 January, 2012
Contemporary watches do not tick. They produce no sounds at all
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
23 December, 2011History
How Homo Sovieticus was created
25 November, 2011History
The last mass deportation of Ukrainians was carried out 60 years ago to satisfy Moscow's interests
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
13 May, 2011Politics
How Soviet myths about the “Great Patriotic War” and the “Great Victory” were created and what they concealed
30 December, 2010Politics
In 2011, Ukraine will in many ways look like the USSR at the time of stagnation
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4 December, Volodymyr Zablotskyi,
What kind of model is needed for the de-occupation of ORDiLO?
4 December, Maksym Vikhrov,
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