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Q&A with Richard Bosworth

Australian Historical Association

In this week’s Q&A, Professor Richard Bosworth reflects on a long and distinguished career as an historian of Italy, which has taken him from Sydney University to Jesus College, Oxford, via UWA and Reading University. He muses on the ‘great man’ view of the past and the value of history, and delivers a scathing assessment of the state of Australian historiography. On a brighter note, he reminds ECRs to enjoy teaching when it arises and to aim for the world.

1. BosworthRichard Bosworth did his undergraduate, Honours and Masters of Arts at the University of Sydney, then a PhD at Cambridge (St John’s College). He taught at Sydney University in 1965-66 and from 1969 to 1986, the University of Western Australia from 1987 to 2011 and Reading University from 2007-2011 (shared with UWA). He has been a Visiting Fellow at St. John’s College and Clare Hall, Cambridge, Balliol and All Souls…

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Pres.: Ukraine’s Six Future Security Scenarios, Milano, Italy, 23.10.17 16:00

Andreas Umland

Foto CrimeaPres.: Ukraine’s Six Future Security Scenarios, Milano, Italy, 23.10.17 16:00
https://www.facebook.com/events/181819685696892/
English-language presentation

Monday, October 23, 16:00-18:00 (available for interviews til 19:45)
Consulate General of Ukraine at via Ludovico di Brehme 11, Milan.

Please confirm your attendance by October 20, 2017 with uadiaspora2.0@gmail.com and indicated your attendance here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/181819685696892/

Interviews shall be arranged in advance. Please send your request to the email address uadiaspora2.0@gmail.com.

This roundtable continues the series of events under the framework of communication platform UA Diaspora 2.0 established for Ukrainian intellectuals in Italy, as well as other nationals interested in strengthening the relationships between Ukraine and Italy.
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Ukraine’s Six Futures: Security Scenarios for an East European Pivot State

The preeminent strategic challenge that Kyiv faces during the next years in terms of nation-building and economic development will be how to provide for the state’s security against the myriad of hybrid war measures against Ukraine –…

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#Форум №27: #Революция1917 / #ОУН 1939-45 / #Украина / #Россия @SU_HSE @RussJournal @ictopyk

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Форум новейшей восточноевропейской истории и культуры

http://www1.ku-eichstaett.de/ZIMOS/forumruss.html – ZIMOS, KU Eichstaett, Bavaria, Germany. Выпуск 14. № 1(27). 2017 год – http://www1.ku-eichstaett.de/ZIMOS/forum/inhaltruss27.html

 

I. К столетию Русской революции (4)

Нина Хайлова
Революция как предчувствие и реальность: по страницам дневника князя Владимира Голицына

Игорь Волгин
Судьба Алёши Карамазова: Фёдор Достоевский у истоков русской революции

Юлия Щербина
Значение революции в творчестве Фёдора Достоевского: на примере романов Братья Карамазовы и Бесы

Анна Доронина
Революция в мировосприятии русских символистов: Андрей Белый и Александр Блок

Владимир Булдаков
Российская революция: утопия, память, наука

Александр Доброхотов
Метафизика революции 1917-го года в идеях и образах современников

Александр Гиринский
Феномен большевизма: философское и социологическое прочтение

Анастасия Туманова
Экспертное сообщество ученых-экономистов и рецепты преодоления общенационального кризиса 1914-1917 гг.

Сергей Бычков
Истоки и причины крушения Российской империи: взгляд Георгия Федотова

Эдуард Тинн
Консерватизм русской элиты и катаклизм российской истории двадцатого века


II. История, культ и дискуссии вокруг Организации украинских националистов (2)
II.1. ОУН в 1930-е годы и во время германо-советской войны 1941-1945 гг.

Олена Петренко
Игры в эмансипацию: женщины и ОУН в 1930-х годах

Джон-Пол Химка
Львовский погром 1941-го: немцы, украинские националисты и карнавальная толпа

Гжегож Россолински–Либе
«Украинская национальная революция» 1941-го года: дискурс и практика фашистского движения

Дмитрий Титаренко
Пресса Украины периода нацистской оккупации как фактор украинской националистической пропаганды

Михаил Тяглый
«Цыганский вопрос» в идеологии и практике украинского национального движения во время Второй мировой войны


II.2. Формы и последствия коллаборационизма ОУН с нацистской Германией

Кай Струве
Команда особого назначения «Львов», украинская милиция и т.н. «Дни Петлюры» 25-26 июля 1941-ого года

Пер Андерс Рудлинг
Обучение убийству: шуцманшафт батальон 201 и гауптман Роман Шухевич в Белоруссии в 1942-ом году

Игорь Баринов
Союзники или коллаборанты? ОУН и нацистская Германия в ходе оккупации Украины в 1941-1943 гг.

Юрий Радченко
Дневник нацистского идеолога и бюрократа Альфреда Розенберга: Холокост и «восточная политика» Третьего Рейха


III. Культурология

Станислав Панин
Научное изучение эзотеризма в России: история и современность


IV. Политология

Руслан Кермач
Отношение украинцев к России и россиянам: динамика и основные тенденции


V. Эссе

Михаил Блюменкранц
Проснувшиеся в Армагеддоне: размышления о символической реальности в эпоху кризисов

Леонид Люкс
Был ли распад СССР неизбежен? Замечания по поводу одного спора

Андреас Умланд
Будущее международное положение Украины: шесть внешнеполитических сценариев для ключевого государства Восточной Европы


Коротко об авторах

http://www1.ku-eichstaett.de/ZIMOS/forum/inhaltruss27.html

Pres.: Ukraine’s Six Future Security Scenarios, Milano, Italy, 23.10.17 16:00

Foto Crimea

Pres.: Ukraine’s Six Future Security Scenarios, Milano, Italy, 23.10.17 16:00
https://www.facebook.com/events/181819685696892/
English-language presentation

Monday, October 23, 16:00-18:00 (available for interviews til 19:45)
Consulate General of Ukraine at via Ludovico di Brehme 11, Milan.

Please confirm your attendance by October 20, 2017 with uadiaspora2.0@gmail.com and indicated your attendance here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/181819685696892/

Interviews shall be arranged in advance. Please send your request to the email address uadiaspora2.0@gmail.com.

This roundtable continues the series of events under the framework of communication platform UA Diaspora 2.0 established for Ukrainian intellectuals in Italy, as well as other nationals interested in strengthening the relationships between Ukraine and Italy.
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Ukraine’s Six Futures: Security Scenarios for an East European Pivot State

The preeminent strategic challenge that Kyiv faces during the next years in terms of nation-building and economic development will be how to provide for the state’s security against the myriad of hybrid war measures against Ukraine – above all against another escalation of the armed conflict in the country’s east.

There are six alternatives for the evolution of Ukrainian international embeddedness may or may not materialize in the foreseeable future. The probability of a realization of the first set-up, the grey-zone-scenario, in the foreseeable future is far higher than that of the other subsequently outlined scenarios. Five further trajectories – Finlandization, EU accession, NATO membership, Major Non-NATO Ally of the US & the Intermarium – involve the conclusion of a fundamental new treaty in Eastern Europe. While they are so far all more or less unlikely, they may become more probable in case of major novel developments within the domestic affairs or/and international relations of the various states and organizations involved in the so-called “Ukraine Crisis.”

A brief summary of the lecture may be found here: http://hir.harvard.edu/article/?a=14536

Andreas Umland, CertTransl (Leipzig), AM (Stanford), MPhil (Oxford), DipPolSci, DrPhil (FU Berlin), PhD (Cambridge) held fellow- or lectureships at Stanford University, Harvard University, the University of Oxford, Urals State University, Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Catholic University of Eichstaett, and Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Since 2014, he has been Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, Kyiv. He is a member of the academic advisory council of the European Integration Committee of the Parliament of Ukraine, co-editor of the web journal “Forum noveishei vostochnoevropeiskoi istorii i kul’tury” and general editor of the book series “Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society”. Personal web site: ieac.academia.edu/AndreasUmland

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Immigrant Song

The Russian Reader

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA You can learn more about the “real,” “nuanced” Russia by gazing into this shop window than you can by reading all the crypto-Putinist “Russian experts” in the world. Central Petersburg, September 19, 2017. Photo by the Russian Reader

In 2014, the well-known Russian journalist and editor Leonid Bershidsky emigrated to Germany. In an short article, published at the time on the website 72.Ru, Bershidsky explained he was not a political emigrant. Rather, he was leaving Russia because he saw no more point in launching big media projects in Russia, since the country no longer had major media performing what he regarded as the media’s main function, “defending the weak from the powerful.”

It is hard to disagree with his sentiments.

So what has Mr. Bershidsky been up too lately, in his principled exile?

He has been publishing op-ed columns on the Bloomberg website hotly defending a “weak” Russia from…

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Six vaccinated cats available for adoption in Ukraine @KyivExpats @KyivPost

From Raffaela, Kyiv (rael@gmx.org):

The 6 “four-paw creatures” presented below come from a big cat family with a sad biography. I took them under my protection and care. After 4 month care, they are now ready for adoption.

All cats are fully vaccinated, tested, they wear a chip, and have a pass and they are castrated. If need be, I can run for them rabies antibodies tests for those who move to the EU. Of course, it is free for those who are interested in it.

I am looking for a loving family that wants to adopt a cat and is willing to have a cat in an apartment and either has a special protection on windows or can install it. You can contact me under rael@gmx.org – in any language (it will be translated).

Rafaella Lorena, rael@gmx.org
Kyiv, Ukraine

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Stella. An affectionate, kind, quiet, thoughtful elegant lady. She enjoys being next to people and she likes young and agile cats.

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Matteo. A big cat! Shy, cautious, eager to play and he is  looking for interesting play companions. A kind social creature that is willing to discover more.

Chita

Chita.  I am an easygoing, merry, talkative young girl! People are my play companions and followers! I love when they are nearby!

Leonardo

Leonardo. A little bit fat cat but absolutely socially competent. He walks in an unusual manner, which was caused by him falling. Curious and patient. He would like to be together with other cats!

Grazia

Grazia. She likes when somebody rubs her belly, even when she yells in a skeptical and dreamy way. Playing is an important thing for her: she is so impressive while hunting. She is a nice and talkative commentator and is in search of love.

Luna

Luna. I am a micro cat! I see everything and I am not afraid of anybody and of anything! I am nice and agile! I am also very devoted!

Kremlin narratives on Crimea resurface in German election debate

To Inform is to Influence

Commentary

Andreas Umland
19th September, 2017

This article is part of ECFR’s Wider Europe Forum

For the future of Ukraine, what Germany thinks and does really matters.

Last month, the German election campaign saw an unexpected statement by the leader of Germany’s liberals, Christian Lindner. The chair of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) – a centre-right force hitherto known for its hawkish stance in support of international law and all-European integration – proposed accepting Russia’s annexation of Crimea as a “permanent provisorium”. But, while this was unusual, Lindner only expressed a view which can be heard among many politicians, diplomats, and journalists in Germany and other Western countries. In fact, Lindner has – at least within the German political context – not been the most accommodative towards Kremlin expansionism.

For instance, the former chair of Germany’s oldest party, the social democratic SPD, Matthias Platzek, suggested in late 2014 to “retroactively…

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