Remembrance done wrong. Patriotic narratives, Left-wing history and constructed imageries of Ukrainian national remembrance policies

Vladyslav Starodubtsev A demonstration in Kyiv during the Ukrainian Revolution of 1917 “I wanted to dedicate this step to one thing – if we want understanding and national unity, we must live on the true story. Lies will not lead to partnership,” — famous quote by Ukrainian president Viktor Uschenko on the granting Stepan Bandera status … Continue reading Remembrance done wrong. Patriotic narratives, Left-wing history and constructed imageries of Ukrainian national remembrance policies

Ukraine’s Socialist Heritage

By John-Paul Himka May Day in the then Austrian ruled West Ukrainian city of Lviv, ealry 1900's. Putin’s Russia is raining destruction down on the citizens and infrastructure of Ukraine, supposedly in the name of the “denazification” of the country. The Russian president and his propaganda machine have been greatly exaggerating the strength of neofascist … Continue reading Ukraine’s Socialist Heritage