History

History

Twenty Years Of Bridge-Building

Since 1997, the intellectual journal Krytyka has projected an alternate future program for Ukraine: democracy, openness, internationalism. For twenty years, The journal has been...

“Babyn Yar: History And Memory”: A Book About More Than The Past

The book “Babyn Yar: History and Memory” appeared just before the 75th anniversary of the tragedy that took place in Babyn Yar during the...

Ukraine And The 1917 Revolution In London

The head of the Ukrainian Institute in London writes about the reception of the 100th anniversary of the 1917 revolution in London. In autumn...

Steampunk Revolution Comes To Ukrainian Comic Books

The commemoration of the centenary of the events of 1917 has been taken up in very different ways by the various post-Soviet nations. The...

Making Modernism: On Odessa’s Most Pristine Parisian, Vladimir Baranov-Rossine 

The remarkable Odessa educated, French-Russian-Jewish artist Vladimir Baranov-Rossine was killed in the holocaust, but his work lives on. In recent decades he has become...

30 Years After The Sinking Of The Admiral Nakhimov

For Odessa the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence on August 24th correlates with another anniversary, albeit a sad one.  Thirty years...

Peter Zalmayev Speaks With Timothy Snyder

Professor Timothy Snyder of Yale University and the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna is one of the world’s leading scholars on the history...

In Search Of Mykola Bazhan’s Legacy On The Eve Of Commemorations Of Babyn Yar

Mykola Platonovich Bazhan (1904-1983) was one of the greatest Ukrainian poets of the twentieth century. He cemented his literary reputation in the 1920’s as...

German writers on Odessa

Odessa was very far away, even for most of the Germans living in Russia. Traveling there was difficult, and many Europeans could never imagine...

Visiting the Belgorod-Dnestrovsk Fortress – A Landmark Of Ancient Architecture

The expansion of Ancient Greek culture on the coast of the Black Sea, Roman excursions into Asia, the invasions by Scythians and Sarmatians, the...