An important Russian justification for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was the idea that Ukraine was a recent, or divided, or artificial state. Yet the very people who make these claims present Russian history in a way that suggest deep anxieties about its continuities. In his lecture Timothy Snyder considered the possibility that a troubling question at the center of Russian history and politics, the issue of the succession, might be at the root of Russia’s recent wars.
IWM Permanent Fellow; Bird White Housum Professor of History, Yale University
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Die Deutsch-Ukrainische Historikerkommission wird vom DAAD und von der Robert Bosch Stiftung gefördert.