Posts Tagged ‘ TImothy Snyder ’

Putin’s New Nostalgia

Nov 11th, 2014 | By

Timothy Snyder November 10, 2014 As Russian military convoys continue the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has chosen to rehabilitate the alliance between Hitler and Stalin that began World War II. Speaking before an audience of Russian historians at the Museum of Modern Russian History, Putin said: “The Soviet Union signed a non-aggression agreement…


Russia’s propaganda war is a danger for Ukraine’s Jews

Apr 29th, 2014 | By

Despite what Putin says about antisemitism in the new Kiev government, Ukraine’s Jews are committed to independence Timothy Snyder Violence is a distraction from the simple facts, and propaganda turns distraction into abstraction, people into symbols – and all the more now as Russian intervention in Ukraine grows ever more extensive and threatening. Consider the…


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…


How to Explain What’s Happening in Ukraine

Dec 17th, 2013 | By

The conflict that we are seeing today stems from a deadly famine that Stalin engineered back in 1932. By Andrea Chalupa Dec. 17, 2013 In Ukraine, the nationalistic West is Ukrainian-speaking and welcomes the EU, while the Russian-speaking East, where current president Victor Yanukovcyh rose to power, sees the Kremlin as an indispensable ally and…


Ukraine: Putin’s Denial – by Timothy Snyder

Dec 14th, 2013 | By

Imagine the following: the American Ambassador to France goes on French television and declares, “Americans and Canadians are one nation. It’s like the Bretons and the Normans in France. You can’t separate them.” The ambassador would be summoned to Washington and, from that moment forward, Americans would be reminded of the foolish incident every time…