Ukraine: Birth of a Modern Nation

Paperback | March 8, 2007

bySerhy Yekelchyk

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In 2004 and 2005, striking images from the Ukraine made their way around the world, among them boisterous, orange-clad crowds protesting electoral fraud and the hideously scarred face of a poisoned opposition candidate. Europe's second-largest country but still an immature state only recentlyindependent, Ukraine has become a test case of post-communist democracy, as millions of people in other countries celebrated the protesters' eventual victory.Any attempt to truly understand current events in this vibrant and unsettled land, however, must begin with the Ukraines dramatic history. Ukraine's strategic location between Russia and the West, the country's pronounced cultural regionalism, and the ugly face of post-communist politics are allanchored in Ukraine's complex past.The first Western survey of Ukrainian history to include coverage of the Orange Revolution and its aftermath, this book narrates the deliberate construction of a modern Ukrainian nation, incorporating new Ukrainian scholarship and archival revelations of the post-communist period.Here then is a history of the land where the strategic interests of Russia and the West have long clashed, with reverberations that resonate to this day.

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In 2004 and 2005, striking images from the Ukraine made their way around the world, among them boisterous, orange-clad crowds protesting electoral fraud and the hideously scarred face of a poisoned opposition candidate. Europe's second-largest country but still an immature state only recentlyindependent, Ukraine has become a test case ...

Serhy Yekelchyk is an Associate Professor of History and Russian Studies, University of Victoria.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 0.91 inPublished:March 8, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195305469

ISBN - 13:9780195305463

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"...a timely contribution to a growing, though still relatively small, body of knowledge about the country...a valuable tool for understanding that country." --Askold Krushelnycky, "The Moscow Times"