Verschlagwortet: Soviet History

Merging in Space: The Ongoing War and Previous Wars in Ukraine

By Denys Shatalov. Until recently, when Ukrainians mentioned the ‘pre-war’ or the ‘post-war’ periods or subjects in everyday conversations about the past, no clarification was needed. It was obvious to everyone that this was about World War II, or, rather, a part of it – the German–Soviet War of 1941–1945. War – ‘that war’ – remained one of the main milestones of the past. However, since 24 February 2022, the term ‘pre-war’ refers to another time.

“A New Form of Evil Emerges Now” – A Conversation with Olha Honchar

In mid-March of this year, I interviewed Olha Honchar, the head of Territory of Terror Museum in Lviv and the initiator of the Museum Crisis Center. We discussed the Territory of Terror in the context of Ukrainian political events, heritage protection during the war, and how Russian aggression compares to historical events.

Book Review: Despite Cultures. Early Soviet Rule in Tajikistan

By Jeff Sahadeo, Department of Political Science, Carleton University, Ottawa Kassymbekova, Botakoz: Despite Cultures. Early Soviet Rule in Tajikistan, Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press 2016, ISBN 978-0-8229-6419-3, pp. 296.  This review was first...

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