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Games from the Past: The continuity and change of the identity dynamic in Donbas from a historical perspective

The ambiguity of the 1920s Ukrainianization is well known among its scholars. A curious fact is that was becoming less intense and effective where the initial positions of the Ukrainian were weaker. Donbas was specifically one such region. If Ukraine is a borderland, Donbas is a borderland multiplied by itself, notes the author and further claims that "Donbas will retain its hybridity no matter the outcome of the current unrest. Still, the volatile situation brings not only risks but also yet another chance for belated modernisation."

By Roman Horbyk 1 Comment on Games from the Past:

Parallel worlds in Ukraine

BECAUSE OF THE direct Russian intervention, the territorial integrity and independence of the Ukrainian state is at stake. But as long as business and politics are as intimately intertwined as they are today, any serious reform in Ukraine in line with the ideological foundation of the protest movement will be a an exceptionally challenging task.

By Hanna Söderbaum No Comments on Parallel worlds in Ukraine

MUSIC OF THE REVOLUTION: FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS?

It is difficult to identify why Maidan took a violent, military turn. Among the main possible reasons we might first note the inability of three opposition leaders (namely Vitaliy Klychko, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, and Oleh Tyahnybok) to settle on just one Maidan leader, and the absence of any visible, concrete accession to the demands of the protesters by the authorities.

By Alla Marchenko Sergiy Kurbatov 1 Comment on FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS?

comments on the current events in Ukraine

"Euromaidan is an anti-amnesia action of a postcolonial nation aimed against a restored post-Soviet space", posts Lyudmyla Pavlyuk, professor in journalism in Ukraine.

By Lyudmyla Pavlyuk 1 Comment on comments on the current events in Ukraine

Message from Ukraine

A message on situation in Ukraine from Ukrainian writer Yuri Andrukhovych. (translated by Vitaly Chernetsky, via Andrij Bondar)

By Yuri Andrukhovych 1 Comment on Message from Ukraine

To Prevent the Escalation of Violence in Ukraine

Maidan 2.0. Letter from the Ukrainian PEN Club, Kyiv January 22 2014.

By Mykola Riabchuk No Comments on To Prevent the Escalation of Violence in Ukraine

Maidan 2.0

Maidan 2.0. Letter from Kyiv the 10th of December 2013.

By Mykola Riabchuk No Comments on Maidan 2.0

TOLERANCE AND TRUST Reflections on Some Scandinavian Values and Experiences

“Weber talks of a Tischgemeinschaft, where you can eat and drink and pray. At the table people, or rather the male population, got to know each other, have faith in one another. Coming together, sharing bread and views, wine and troubles, without risk of being beaten, but with the prospect of enhancing one’s knowledge and wellbeing — what is this, if not tolerance? It wouldn’t be totally wrong to see an Eranos conference as a Weberian Tischgemeinschaft.".

By Anders Björnsson 1 Comment on Reflections on Some Scandinavian Values and Experiences

What did the Father Say?

Comment on Pussy Riot: Reflections on Receptions Again, Samutsevich’s testimony evokes a similarity between the Pussy Riot case and women […]

By Nadezda Petrusenko 1 Comment on What did the Father Say?

What Did the Father Say?

Comment on Pussy Riot: Reflections on Receptions The story of innocence and corruption, bad motherhood and bad influences presented in […]

By Irina Sandomirskaja 1 Comment on What Did the Father Say?