Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society 7:1 (2021): Special sections on the history, memory & interpretation of the #OUN

#JSPPS 8:1 (2021). @ibidem11 @ColumbiaUP

Special Section: Issues in the History and Memory of the #OUN IV

Yuliya Yurchuk, Andreas Umland: Introduction: Studies in the Course and Commemoration of the OUN’s Anti-Soviet Resistance

Grzegorz Motyka: NKVD Internal Troops Operations against the Ukrainian Insurgent Army in 1944–45

Oksana Myshlovska: History Education and Reconciliation: The Ukrainian National Underground Movement in Secondary School Curricula, Textbooks, and Classroom Practices (1991–2012)

Marian Luschnat-Ziegler: Observing Trends in Ukrainian Memory Politics (2014–2019) through Structural Topic Modeling

Special Section: A Debate on “#Ustashism,” Generic #Fascism, and the OUN I

Oleksandr Zaitsev: On Ustashism and Fascism: A Response to Critics

Roger Griffin: Fascism, Ustashism, and the Ecumenical Application of Ideal Types

Angel Alcalde: A New Turn: On the Need for a Transnational Interpretation of the Ustasa and OUN

Stephen Shenfield: Accommodating “Stateless Nations” in the Conceptualization of Fascism

Ivan Gomza: Gravity of Void: Remarks on the Structural Consistency and Empirical Validity of the Notion of “Ustashism”

Per Rudling: “Saving the OUN from a Collaborationist and Possibly Fascist Fate:” On the Genealogy of the Discourse on the OUN’s “Non-Fascism”


Maria Shagina on Thane Gustafson: The Bridge: Natural Gas in a Redivided Europe

Iryna Shchygol on Maria Rogacheva: Soviet Scientists Remember: Oral Histories of the Cold War Generation

Aleksander Ivanov on Zuzanna Bogumił: Gulag Memories: The Rediscovery and Commemoration of Russia’s Repressive Past

Aijan Sharshenova on Bettina Renz: Russia’s Military Revival

Darina Sadvakassova on Marlene Laruelle: The Nazarbayev Generation: Youth in Kazakhstan
Kateryna Smagliy on Beth A. Fischer: The Myth of Triumphalism: Rethinking President Reagan’s Cold War Legacy

Mariia Koskina on Victoria Donovan: Chronicles in Stone: Preservation, Patriotism, and Identity in Northwest Russia

Aleksandra Pomiecko on Brandon Schechter: The Stuff of Soldiers: A History of the Red Army in World War II through Objects

Magda Giurcanu on Andrew Monaghan: Dealing with the Russians

New #SPPS book: The Russian Orthodox Church & Demise of Religious Pluralism @ibidem11 @ColumbiaUP

New volume in the ibidem-Verlag Book series “Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society”​ by Lincoln Flake. With a foreword by Peter Martland. Distributed by Columbia University Press. To be listed with Scopus and Clarivate Web of Science book citation index.

russia #orthodox #churches #history #research #publication #publishing #society

On Western strategy towards #Russia: From ‘#Putinfirst’ to ‘democracy first’ – #AndriusKubilius in “European View” 2021

The article analyses two distinct approaches that Western leaders have taken to relations with Putin’s Russia. It argues that the dominant approach of fostering good relations with Vladimir Putin, prioritising these over support for longer-term democratic change in Russia, has not brought any results and is damaging the interests of Russian society, neighbouring countries and the West. The article analyses the prerequisites for deep change in Russia and argues that there is a need for the EU to comprehensively review and change its strategy towards Russia, putting democracy at its core. It discusses in detail the deterrence, containment and transformation elements of a new EU strategy. The article emphasises that the strategic approach of ‘democracy first’ in relations with Russia also relates to the future of democracy in general and should be a priority of EU–US cooperation.

Source: On Western strategy towards Russia: From ‘Putin first’ to ‘democracy first’ – Andrius Kubilius, 2021

Book series “Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society” in the #Scopus and #WebofScience citation indeces @ibidem11 @ColumbiaUP

Having been registered with Scopus Elsevier in 2019, the ibidem-Verlag Book Series “Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society” (#SPPS) has, until the end of 2020, accumulated 147 entries in this Citation index. The monographs and chapters in collected volumes listed here were published within SPPS between 2018 and 2020: So far, SPPS’s ranking in the three relevant #Scopus categories “#History,” “#PoliticalScience and #InternationalRelations,” and “Political Science and #Sociology” is modest. Yet, the volumes and papers published in SPPS during the last three years will get additional quotations during the next years.

More monographs and collections are in print and preparation: English-language SPPS volumes are also distributed by Columbia University Press here:

Starting this year, original SPPS volumes are also being registered with the new Clarivate Web of Science Book Citation Index:”Soviet+and+Post-Soviet+Politics+and+Society”&searchtype=and.

Potential SPPS book authors and editors should send their book proposals to:

The taming of the shrew: How the West could make the Kremlin listen – Maria Snegovaya, 2021

The regime that has emerged in Russia under President Vladimir Putin is no longer only Russia’s problem. By promoting corruption, kleptocratic practices and the…

Source: The taming of the shrew: How the West could make the Kremlin listen – Maria Snegovaya, 2021

Chaim Shinar: Ukraine’s Struggle for Independence — EUROPEAN REVIEW

See: Ukraine’s Struggle for Independence

Интервью: Зачем арестовали Навального, и что известно о преемнике Меркель? @UKRLIFETV @UkrinFuture

Source: Зачем арестовали Навального, и что известно о преемнике Меркель? – Андреас Умланд | Політика | UKRLIFE.TV


Tables of @Publons-registered researchers in Russian & Ukrainian studies with most @WebOfScience Core Collection entries

Top 10 Publons-registered researchers in the fields “#Russia,” “#Ukraine,” “#RussianPolitics” as well as “#UkrainianStudies,” with the most entries in the Clarivate Web of Science Core Collection, as of 10 January 2021 (most of my entries listed here are book reviews). See:

ProtEst: le rivolte popolari in Belarus e Polonia (Online)

Tavola rotonda online con Agnieszka Martina Bladowska, Nona Mikhelidze, Lia Quartapelle, Donatella Sasso (moderatrice), e Anna Zafesova.

Source: ProtEst: le rivolte popolari in Belarus e Polonia (Online)

Не та война, не в то время: почему теории конфликтов не применимы к войне России и Украины, – Умланд | Політика | UKRLIFE.TV

Source: Не та война, не в то время: почему теории конфликтов не применимы к войне России и Украины, – Умланд | Політика | UKRLIFE.TV