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Join us for a book presentation, followed by a discussion. The webinar participants will have an opportunity to discuss debunking the Soviet narratives of the World War II and consider the Ukrainian history in a wider European and world context.


“Zero Point Ukraine. Four Essays on World War II” by Olena Stiazhkina, promotes a new, historically adequate understanding of what happened in Ukraine before, during, and after World War II.

The Western understanding of what happened in Ukraine during World War II has been shaped by historical and ideological constructs created in the Kremlin. The Ukrainian specificity has been dissolved in the concept of the “great victorious Russian people” and distorted by attempts to equate Ukrainian nationalists to German Nazis, while the occupation and colonization of Ukraine by Russian Bolsheviks in the 1920s and 1930s has widely been ignored or artificially silenced.

The discussion will touch upon the Soviet and contemporary Russian narratives about World War II which have been used to justify the Kremlin’s policies towards democratic countries. Today, Russia remains deeply engaged in the falsification of the past, which underpins the claims of the so-called “Russian World” and the ongoing war against Ukraine.

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