Verschlagwortet: Ukraine

The End of Unity: How the Russian Orthodox Church Lost Ukraine

By Regina Elsner. Since the end of the Soviet Union, dozens of theologians and scholars of religion elaborated on the complicated relationships within the church community of the so-called Holy Rus’. The Moscow Patriarchate defines its territory of spiritual responsibility as encompassing the former Soviet Union – except for the old churches of Armenia and Georgia.

Before the Invasion: Conversation with Vasyl Cherepanyn

Interview with Vasyl Cherepanyn by Inga Lāce. I sat with Ukrainian curator Vasyl Cherepanyn on the afternoon of Thursday, February 18 for a conversation via Zoom. The situation in Ukraine was already tense because the Russian army had strengthened its forces on the Ukrainian border and there was constant, alarming media focus on the threat of invasion.

“The Problem is Not in the Illusions, but in the Aims of the Apparatus of Power” – Interview with Gintautas Mažeikis

Interview with Gintautas Mažeikis by Miglė Bareikytė. I remember when professor Gintautas Mažeikis, during the first week of the semester at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, told his students, including me, that we should read Horkheimer and Adorno’s “Dialectic of Enlightenment”. We were young, the book was poorly translated, perplexity set in.

Welche Bedeutung hat Putins Rede? Ein Gespräch mit Andrii Portnov

“Die Vergangenheit ändert sich ständig”, lautet ein sowjetisches Sprichwort. Vielleicht hat sich das auch der russische Präsident gedacht. Am 21. Februar hat er die Separatistengebiete in der Ostukraine anerkannt und eine Rede gehalten, in der er diesen Schritt vor allem historisch begründet. Manche sagen schon jetzt, diese Rede werde die Historiker noch beschäftigen.

The Value of Rumors in Mikhail Bulgakov’s ‘The White Guard’

Mikhail Bulgakov’s first novel, The White Guard, weaves an affecting story about the power of human connection in times of crisis.1 First serialized in 1925, albeit not to completion, and informed by his own experiences, it employs psychological realism to capture life in Ukraine during the catastrophic Russian Civil War, which had ended only a … Continue reading The Value of Rumors in Mikhail Bulgakov’s ‘The White Guard’

The Eclectic Nature of the Cossack Myth. Report from the Prisma Ukraïna Workshop “The Cossack Myth in Eastern Europe in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries”

by Andriy Posun’ko, Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna On December 12-13, 2019, the Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin, and Prisma Ukraïna Research Network hosted an international workshop “The Cossack Myth in…

„Die Bergarbeiter dachten: wenn der Markt kommt, dann werden die Fabriken den Arbeitern gehören“ – Interview mit Kyrylo Tkachenko

Kyrylo Tkachenko ist Doktorand an der Europa-Universität Viadrina und Stipendiat des trajectories-of-change-Programms der Zeit Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius. Er beschäftigt sich mit den Protesten der ukrainischen Bergarbeiter zwischen 1989…

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