Ukrainian Identity: Shifts and Politics of Memory after Euromaidan
Chair: Robert Brinkley, Ukraine Forum, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Ukraine is a relatively young polity still undergoing the process of both state- and nation-building. Its post-Soviet identity was shaken by the 'Revolution of Dignity' and subsequent military conflict with Russia. A newly crystalized political sensibility is emerging across various regions of Ukraine, which impacts attitudes to national symbols, history, language and foreign policy orientation. A distinguished Ukrainian historian, Serhii Plokhii, will present his recent research on the evolution of the post-Soviet identity, the impact of de-communization policy and he will also present new interactive maps of Ukrainian identity.