Tag: Ukrainian language

Ukrainians’ Destruction Of Lenin Statues Making Him a Conservative Figure For Russians

January 19, 2015

Staunton, January 19 – Over the past year, Ukrainians have torn down more than 500 memorials to Vladimir Lenin, actions that reflect their revulsion at the Soviet past but ones that have had the unintended consequence of transforming Lenin into a conservative figure for many Russians and making the destruction of Lenin statues in their […]

Kyivans Now Speaking Ukrainian, Underlining Russia’s Loss of Ukraine, Mirsky Says

November 2, 2014

Staunton, November 2 – In 1991, Ukrainians separated themselves “not from Russia but from Moscow,” as shown by the continuing willingness of most to speak Russian, historian Georgy Mirsky says. Indeed, at that time, “no one except Bandera supporters separated themselves off from Russia or from the Russian people.” But now, the Russian historian acknowledges, […]

Moscow Devotes Little Scholarly Attention to Ukraine Because Little Official Demand For It

May 20, 2014

Staunton, May 19 – Russian diplomats in Kyiv don’t speak Ukrainian and have not studied Ukrainian history or culture, a reflection of a general conviction among officials that they have no need to do so, according to Viktor Mironenko, the head of the Center for Ukrainian Research at the Moscow Institute of Europe. And those […]