During this course we will discuss two different approaches to what is usually interpreted as a common
history of Ukraine and Russia. We will challenge the so called “standard” interpretation of historical
events common to both countries and will discuss how contrasting could be a approaches of different
people to one and the same historical episode personality. We will see how contemporary politics
influence interpretation of events in the past and to what extent a current situation is determined so
called “historical memory”. Hopefully, in the end will get better understanding of what is going on in
Ukraine and Russia now and what we can expect in the future.
At least some preliminary knowledge of Ukraine and Russia history is required.
Presentation and participation