The Ukrainian Marxist Critique of Russian Communist Rule in Ukraine, 1918-1925

Review of Stephen Velychenko, Painting Imperialism and Nationalism Red: The Ukrainian Marxist Critique of Russian Communist Rule in Ukraine 1918-1925. University of Toronto Press, Buffalo and London, 2015. 277 pp. Stephen Velychenko adapts for the title of his book the Indian ex-communist Manadbendra Roy’s observation in 1951 that “Communism in Asia is essentially nationalism painted … Continue reading The Ukrainian Marxist Critique of Russian Communist Rule in Ukraine, 1918-1925

Ukraine’s little known memory war

How Russian propaganda whipped up allegations of anti-Semitism in Ukraine during the country's 2014 protests — and why that makes it more difficult to talk about anti-Semitism in Ukraine today. SAMUEL SOKOL and ANNA KUPINSKA  Earlier this year, more than 50 members of US Congress issued an open letter demanding American pressure on Ukraine in response to recent “incidents … Continue reading Ukraine’s little known memory war