Ideology in the time of the Donbass war: “fascism” and “fascist anti-fascism”
Analysis

Ideology in the time of the Donbass war: “fascism” and “fascist anti-fascism”

The war that broke out in the Ukrainian eastern region of Donbass a year ago is being fought on multiple levels. In the stalemate, news reports can be mightier than kalashnikovs, so few actors are neglecting their propaganda efforts. Giovanni Cadioli explains why historical memory plays such a dominant role in the conflict, and particularly … Continue reading

A turbulent time
Interview

A turbulent time

Dr. Serhii Plokhii is the Mykhailo Hrushevksy Professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard University and Director of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. He is one of the foremost historians of Ukraine. In the second and final part of this interview with Vostok Cable, he talks with Kimberly St. Julian about themes thrown up by his … Continue reading

Chronicling the Last Empire
Interview

Chronicling the Last Empire

Dr. Serhii Plokhii is the Mykhailo Hrushevksy Professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard University and Director of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. He is one of the foremost historians of Ukraine. In a two-part interview with Vostok Cable, he talks with Kimberly St. Julian about his career, current work, and the strained relationship between Russia and … Continue reading

Anatomy of a day
Analysis

Anatomy of a day

Giovanni Cadioli examines the anniversary of the October Revolution and its post-Soviet legacy. November 7 was a day of immense significance in the Soviet Union – maybe only International Workers’ Day (May 1) and Victory Day (May 9), could be compared to it. This was the day in which the USSR celebrated its founding event, … Continue reading

Back in the USSR
Reviews

Back in the USSR

Vostok Cable editor, Josh Black, reviews How The Beatles Rocked the Kremlin. The untold story of a noisy revolution. By: Leslie Woodhead. Publisher: Bloomsbury, New York, 2013. What began as the peak of youthful idealism collapsed under unprecedented cynicism, long before outsiders expected. Whether it was external influences, the corrupting influence of money, or sheer … Continue reading