Posts Tagged ‘ Stepan Bandera ’

Russia Can’t Decide if Ukrainian Jews Are Victims or Villains

Apr 29th, 2014 | By

BY ALINA POLYAKOVA In April 18, a flyer appeared in Ukraine’s eastern city of Donetsk that brought back memories of 1941 for the city’s Jewish residents. Bearing the stamp of the “Donetsk Republic”—the label used by separatists in the region—it requested Jewish residents to register with the local city authorities and pay a head tax.…


Ukrainian Extremists Will Only Triumph if Russia Invades

Apr 27th, 2014 | By

BY TIMOTHY SNYDER The history of statehood on the territory of Ukraine begins with two archetypically European encounters. Medieval statehood on the territory of today’s Ukraine, like that of France and England, includes an encounter with Vikings. The men from the north sought to establish a trade route between the Baltic and Black Seas, and…


Putin’s Project

Apr 16th, 2014 | By

Timothy Snyder 16.04.2014 Ukraine has no future without Europe, but Europe also has no future without Ukraine. Throughout the centuries, the history of Ukraine has revealed the turning points in the history of Europe. The history of statehood on the territory of Ukraine begins with two archetypically European encounters. Medieval statehood on the territory of…


After Yanukovych, Maidan’s Next Fight Will Be To Preserve a Ukraine Safe for Minorities

Feb 25th, 2014 | By

By Amelia Glaser February 25, 2014 12:00 AM Russia has likened the protests to pogroms, but Jews have joined the movement because what’s at stake is an independent future Kiev’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti—Independence Square—is a 20-minute walk from where I lived a decade ago. I was a graduate student, researching the historical interaction between the region’s subcultures—especially…