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Serhii Plokhy’s Latest Book "The Last Empire. The Final Days Of The Soviet Union"

The breakup of the Soviet Union, the country that for decades was one of the key players in the world arena, today continues to fascinate, puzzle and provoke sharp debates among scholars, politicians and readers, interested in world history.
The tumultuous events of July – December of 1991 that lead up to the disintegration of the USSR, and their lasting impact on the world, we live in now, became the subject of The Last Empire. The Final Days of the Soviet Union by Serhii Plokhy, Mykhailo Hrushevsky Professor of Ukrainian History and Director of Ukrainian Research Institute of Harvard University (Basic Books; May 13, 2014; ISBN: 987-0-465-05696-5; $32.00).read more


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On Being Talked About

By Askold Melnyczuk, HURI Affiliate

As a kid in public school, I was told repeatedly Ukraine did not exist. "Look at the map", my teachers said: "It’s the Soviet Union", which was basically Russia by another name.
What could I say to a map? I told my teachers and classmates what my parents told me, and what I had read in the books at home: that the two tribes had evolved from the same root in Kyivan Rus, that Russia had grown into the larger society which for hundreds of years had tried to dominate not only Ukraine but all the other tribes in the region. But that was TMI (too much information) for most friends and, alas, teachers.
Maps did not lie.read more


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What Vladimir Putin chooses not to know about Russian history

By Patricia Herlihy, HURI Associate

KGB agents are apparently not taught history, or so it would seem from Vladimir Putin's recent statement that only "God knows" how a portion of southeastern Ukraine ever became part of that country. The Russian president refers to the region as "New Russia," an old idea that has always been — and remains — an aspiration rather than a fact. Luhansk, Donetsk, Odessa and other New Russian cities have been a part of Ukraine for nearly a century. And even before that, they were never truly Russian.
It was Empress Catherine II who first articulated the ambition that this territory, which she acquired from the Ottoman Turks in the latter half of the 18th century, would become "Novorossiia." read more


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Welcome to Free Kiev

By Anne Applebaum, HURI Affiliate

Last month, Andrei Kuznetsov left his native St. Petersburg and flew to Ukraine. When he arrived at the Kiev airport, he asked for political asylum. The bemused guards, unaccustomed to any sort of asylum-seekers, let alone Russian asylum-seekers, couldn’t figure out what to do with him. Finally, he told a Radio Liberty reporter, “they let me in as a tourist and gave me the link to a U.N. site with procedures for applying for asylum.”
Since arriving, Kuznetsov has found it easy to adapt: “There’s no prejudice against me as a Russian citizen. There’s much greater room for personal expression here than in Russia. So I can continue to blog much more freely, without censorship, without fear that the FSB [the Russian secret police] is going to call and ask questions.” read more

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A Tale of Two Plagues: Public Health and Russian Expansion in Early Modern Ukraine, 1762–85
Oksana Mykhed, Jaroslaw and Nadia Mihaychuk Post-Doctoral Fellow, Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University
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HURI ON THE UKRAINIAN CRISIS

Anne Applebaum, HURI Affiliate
Yuri Shevchuk, HURI Affiliate
Askold Melnyczuk, HURI Affiliate
Serhii Plokhii, HURI Director
Volodymyr Dibrova, Preceptor at Slavic Department, Editor at HURI
Patricia Herlihy, HURI Associate
Nadiya Kravets, HURI Research Fellow
Oxana Shevel, HURI Associate
Michael S. Flier, Oleksandr Potebnja Professor of Ukrainian Philology, Harvard University
Michelle Viise, HURI Monographs Editor
Olga Onuch, HURI Research Fellow
Amelia Glaser, Former HURI Fellow
“Why Is Kyiv Burning?" Article in the Harvard Crimson
Gennadi Poberezny, HURI Associate
George G. Grabowicz, Čyževs’kyi Professor of Ukrainian Literature, Harvard University
Oleh Kostyuba, Editor of Krytyka and Harvard PhD Candidate in Ukrainian Literature
GSAS Harvard Ukrainian Student Society

HURI IN THE MEDIA

Serhii Plokhii, HURI Director
HURI Awardees of the National Science Foundation Grant

May 24, 2014. Prof. Henry Hale (Principle Investigator, George Washington University), Prof. Timothy Colton (Co-Investigator, Harvard University), Dr. Nadiya Kravets (Co-Investigator, HURI, Harvard University) and Dr. Olga Onuch (Co-Investigator, HURI, Harvard University and University of Oxford), have formed a research team studying the politics of the Ukrainian crisis, and have been awarded a large National Science Foundation Grant to conduct a Multi-wave Electoral Panel Survey in Ukraine. Funding for the project has also been provided by the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and the Ukrainian Studies Fund. 

Olga Onuch, HURI Research Fellow
Nadiya Kravets, HURI Research Fellow
Gennadi Poberezny, HURI Associate
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Titles marked by an asterisk (*) are available directly from HURI.

Abramson, Henry, A Prayer for the Government: Jews and Ukrainians in Revolutionary Times; ISBN 0-916458-88-1 (cloth) $36.95

Altbauer, Moshe, and Horace Lunt, eds., An Early Slavonic Psalter from Rus', Volume I; ISBN 0-674223-10-1 (cloth) $7.95

Altbauer, Moshe, with Ihor Sevcenko and Bohdan Struminsky, An Orthodox Pomjanyk of the Seventeenth–Eighteenth Centuries; ISBN 0-916458-32-6 (cloth) $7.95

*Balmaceda, Margarita M., et al., eds., Independent Belarus: Domestic Determinants, Regional Dynamics, and Implications for the West; ISBN 0-916458-94-6 (paper) $26.50

*Beauplan, Guillaume Le Vasseur, Sieur de, with Andrew B. Pernal and Dennis F. Essar trans. and annot., A Description of Ukraine; ISBN 0-916458-44-X (cloth) $78.95 Facsimile edition and Ukrainian translation (sold as a set), ISBN 0-916458-39-3, ISBN 0916458-40-7 (small format, cloth) $5.00

*Bociurkiw, Bohdan R., Ukrainian Churches under Soviet Rule: Two Case Studies; ISBN 0-9609822-3-X (paper booklet) $1.00

*Bohachevsky-Chomiak, Martha, Political Communities and Gendered Ideology in Contemporary Ukraine; ISBN 0-916458-72-5 (paper booklet) $5.50

Czaplicka, John, Lviv: A City in the Crosscurrents of Culture; ISBN 0-916458-97-0 (cloth) $39.95

*Featherstone, Jeffrey, trans., with an introduction by A. E. Tachiaos, The Life of Paisij Velyckovs'kyj; ISBN 0-916458-36-9 (paper) $18.95

Fizer, John, Alexander A. Potebnja's Psycholinguistic Theory of Literature: A Metacritical Inquiry; ISBN 0-916458-16-4 (cloth) $20.95

*Franklin, Simon, Sermons and Rhetoric of Kievan Rus'; ISBN 0-916458-41-5 (paper) $18.95

Frick, David A., intro., The Collected Works of Meletij Smotryc'kyj (facsimile); ISBN 0916458-20-2 (cloth) $15.00

*Frick, David A., intro., The Jevanhelije ucytelnoje of Meletij Smotryc'kyj (facsimile); ISBN 0-916458-21-0 (cloth) $15.00

Frick, David A., Meletij Smotryc'kyj; ISBN 0-916458-55-5 (cloth) $33.50; ISBN 0916458-60-1 (paper) $18.95

*From Kievan Rus' to Modern Ukraine: The Formation of the Ukrainian Nation; ISBN 0-9609822-2-1 (pamphlet) $1.00

*Gajecky, George, The Cossack Administration of the Hetmanate; ISBN 0-916458-02-4 (2-part set; paper) $10.00

Gitelman, Zvi, et al., eds., Cultures and Nations of Central and Eastern Europe: Essays in Honor of Roman Szporluk; ISBN 0-916458-93-8 (cloth) $26.50

Grabowicz, George G., The Poet as Mythmaker: A Study of Symbolic Meaning in Taras Sevcenko; ISBN 0-674678-52-4 (cloth) $21.00

Grabowicz, George G., Towards a History of Ukrainian Literature; ISBN 0-674896-769 (paper) $7.95

Graziosi, Andrea, The Great Soviet Peasant War: Bolsheviks and Peasants, 1917–1933;

ISBN 0-916458-83-0 (paper booklet) $5.50

Grimsted, Patricia Kennedy, Trophies of War and Empire: The Archival Heritage of Ukraine, World War II, and the International Politics of Restitution; ISBN 0-916458-768 (paper) $19.95

Gudziak, Borys A., Crisis and Reform: The Kyivan Metropolitanate, the Patriarchate of Constantinople, and the Genesis of the Union of Brest; ISBN 0-916458-92-X (paper) $24.95

Hajda, Lubomyr A., ed., Ukraine in the World: Studies in the International Relations and Security Structure of a Newly Independent State; ISBN 0-916458-89-X (paper) $19.95

Heppell, Muriel, trans. and intro., The Paterik of the Kievan Caves Monastery; ISBN 0916458-27-X (cloth) $18.95

Herlihy, Patricia, Odessa: A History; ISBN 0-916458-15-6 (cloth) $30.50; ISBN 0916458-43-1 (paper) $18.95

Heuman, Susan, Kistiakovsky: The Struggle for National and Constitutional Rights in the Last Years of Tsarism; ISBN 0-916458-61-X (cloth) $34.50; ISBN 0-916458-65-2 (paper) $18.95

Himka, John-Paul, Socialism in Galicia: The Emergence of Polish Social Democracy and Ukrainian Radicalism (1860–1890); ISBN 0-916458-07-5 (paper) $18.95

*Hogan, Ed, et al., eds., From Three Worlds: New Writing from Ukraine; ISBN 0939010-53-4 (cloth) $24.95; ISBN 0-939010-52-6 (paper) $12.95

Hollingsworth, Paul, trans. and intro., The Hagiography of Kievan Rus'; ISBN 0916458-28-8 (cloth) $30.50; ISBN 0-916458-52-0 (paper) $18.95

Hunczak, Taras, ed., The Ukraine, 1917–1921: A Study in Revolution; ISBN 0-67492009-0 $14.50

*Hvat, Ivan, The Catacomb Ukrainian Catholic Church and Pope John Paul II; ISBN 09609822-5-6 (pamphlet) $1.00

Ilnytzkyj, Oleh S., Ukrainian Futurism, 1914–1921: A Historical and Critical Study;

ISBN 0-916458-56-3 (cloth) $36.95; ISBN 0-916458-59-8 (paper) $17.95

Kami´nski, A. S., Republic vs. Autocracy: Poland-Lithuania and Russia, 1686–1697; ISBN 0-916458-45-8 (cloth) $34.50; ISBN 0-916458-49-0 (paper) $18.95

Keenan, Edward L., Josef Dobrovsk´y and the Origins of the Igor' Tale; ISBN 0916458-96-2 (cloth) $49.95

Kohut, Zenon E., Russian Centralism and Ukrainian Autonomy: Imperial Absorption of the Hetmanate, 1760s–1830s; ISBN 0-916458-17-2 (cloth) $28.50

Kolodziejczyk, Dariusz, The Ottoman Survey Register of Podolia (ca. 1681) = Defter-i Mufassal-i Eyalet-i Kamanice; ISBN 0-916458-78-4 (2 parts set; cloth)

*Koropeckyj, I. S., ed., Selected Contributions of Ukrainian Scholars to Economics; ISBN 0-916458-10-5 (cloth) $14.00

Koropeckyj, I. S., ed., Ukrainian Economic History: Interpretive Essays; ISBN 0916458-35-0 (cloth) $34.50; ISBN 0-916458-63-6 (paper) $18.95

Koropeckyj, I. S., ed., The Ukrainian Economy: Achievements, Problems, Challenges; ISBN 0-916458-51-2 (cloth) $34.50; ISBN 0-916458-57-1 (paper) $18.95

Lewin, Paulina, intro., Seventeenth-Century Writings on the Kievan Caves Monastery (facsimile); ISBN 0-916458-24-5 (cloth) $15.00

Lunt, Horace, and Moshe Taube, The Slavonic Book of Esther; ISBN 0-916458-80-6 (cloth) $42.00

Lutsenko, Yuri, intro., Hryhorij Hrabjanka's The Great War of Bohdan Khmel'nyc'kyj (facsimile); ISBN 0-916458-38-5 (cloth) $15.00

Lysheha, Oleh, James Brasfield and author, trans., Selected Poems of Oleh Lysheha; ISBN 0-916458-90-3 (paper) $13.50

Mace, James, Communism and the Dilemmas of National Liberation: National Communism in Soviet Ukraine, 1918–1933; ISBN 0-91648-09-1 (cloth) $28.50 (can also be ordered from HUP)

*Magocsi, Paul Robert, ed., The Ukrainian Experience in the U.S.: A Symposium; ISBN 0-916458-04-0 (cloth) $5.00

Markovits, Andrei S., and Frank E. Sysyn, eds., Nationbuilding and the Politics of Nationalism: Essays on Austrian Galicia; ISBN 0-6746031-12-5 (paper) $18.95

Morozov, Kostiantyn P., Above and Beyond: From Soviet General to Ukrainian State Builder; ISBN 0-916458-77-6 (cloth) $31.50

Morozov, Kostiantyn, et al., The Military Tradition in Ukrainian History: Its Role in the Construction of Ukraine's Armed Forces; ISBN 0-916458-73-3 (paper booklet) $5.50

*Motyl, Alexander J., Making Ukraine, and Remaking It; ISBN 0-916458-99-7 (paper booklet) $5.00

Ostrowski, Donald, ed. and col., with David Birnbaum and Horace G. Lunt, The Povest' vremennykh let: An Interlinear Collation and Paradosis; ISBN 0-916458-91-1 (3-part set; cloth) $125.00

Plokhy, Serhii, Tsars and Cossacks: A Study in Iconography; ISBN 0-916458-95-4 (paper) $18.95

Pritsak, Omeljan, intro., The Old Rus' Kievan and Galician-Volhynian Chronicles (facsimile); ISBN 0-916458-37-7 (cloth) $15.00

Pritsak, Omeljan, The Origins of the Old Rus' Weights and Monetary Systems; ISBN 0916458-48-2 (cloth) $30.50

Pritsak, Omeljan and Orest Subtelny, intros., The Diariusz podro·zny and Other Writings of Pylyp Orlyk (facsimile); 0-916458-25-3 (cloth) $15.00 (vol. 5); ISBN 0916458-26-1 (cloth) $15.00 (vol. 6); vol. 7 withdrawn Pritsak, Omeljan and Bohdan Struminsky, intro., Lev Krevza's Obrona iednosci cierkiewney and Zaxarija Kopystens'kyj's Palinodija (facsimile); ISBN 0-916458-22-9 (cloth) $15.00

Pugh, Stefan M., Testament to Ruthenian: A Linguistic Analysis of the Smotryc'kyj Variant; ISBN 0-916458-75-X (cloth) $42.00

Rieger, Janusz A., A Lexical Atlas of the Hutsul Dialects of the Ukrainian Language;

ISBN 8-386619-90-2 (paper) $39.95

Rosman, M. J., The Lords' Jews: Magnate-Jewish Relations in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth during the 18th Century; ISBN 0-916458-18-0 (cloth) $34.50; ISBN 0916458-47-4 (paper) $18.95

*Sevcenko, Ihor, Byzantine Roots of Ukrainian Christianity; ISBN 0-9609822-4-8 (paper booklet) $1.00

Sevcenko, Ihor, Byzantium and the Slavs: In Letters and in Culture; ISBN 0-916458-121 (cloth) $52.50

*Sevcenko, Ihor, The Many Worlds of Peter Mohyla; ISBN 0-9609822-7-2 (paper booklet) $1.00

Shandor, Vincent, Carpatho-Ukraine in the Twentieth Century; ISBN 0-916458-86-5 (cloth) $34.50

*Shcherbak, Yuri, The Strategic Role of Ukraine: Diplomatic Addresses and Lectures (1994–1997); ISBN 0-916458-85-7 (paper) $13.00

Shevelov, George Y., The Ukrainian Language in the First Half of the Twentieth Century (1900–1941): Its State and Status; ISBN 0-916458-30-X (cloth) $28.50

Snyder, Timothy, Nationalism, Marxism, and Modern Central Europe: A Biography of Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz (1872–1905); ISBN 0-916458-84-9 (paper) $18.95

Strumi´nski, Bohdan, trans. and intro., Lev Krevza's Defense of Church Unity and Zaxarija Kopystens'ky's Palinodia; ISBN 0-916458-29-6 (cloth) $60.90

Struminsky, Bohdan, Pseudo-Melesko: A Ukrainian Apocryphal Parliamentary Speech of 1615–1618; ISBN 0-916458-11-3 (cloth) $7.50

*Sysyn, Frank E., History, Culture, and Nation: An Examination of Seventeenth-Century Ukrainian History Writing; ISBN 0-940465-03-5 (paper booklet) $1.00

*Sysyn, Frank E., The Ukrainian Orthodox Question in the USSR; ISBN 0-940465-02-7 (paper booklet) $1.00

Veder, William R., trans., with introductions by William R. Veder and Anatolij A. Turilov, The Edificatory Prose of Kievan Rus'; ISBN 0-916458-54-7 (cloth) $30.50; ISBN 0-916458-58-X (paper) $18.95

Walicki, Andrzej, Poland Between East and West: The Controversies over Self-Definition and Modernization in Partitioned Poland; ISBN 0-916458-71-7 (paper booklet) $5.50

*Williams, George H., Protestants in the Ukrainian Lands of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth; ISBN 0-940465-05-1 (paper booklet) $1.00

Wolowyna, Oleh, ed., Ethnicity and National Identity: Demographic and Socioeconomic Characteristics of Persons with Ukrainian Mother Tongue in the United States; ISBN 0916458-14-8 (cloth) $7.95

*Zilyns'kyj, Ivan, Wolodymyr T. Zyla and Wendell M. Aycock, trans., A Phonetic Description of the Ukrainian Language; ISBN 0-674666-12-7 (paper) $14.50