Olha Martynuk

PhD candidate in Ukrainian History, National Technical University of Ukraine ‘Kyiv Polytechnic Institute’

Junior Visiting Fellow
(September 2011 – June 2012)

Project:

Ethnic Conflict, Urban Development, and the Rise of the Bourgeoisie in Late Imperial Kiev

In my project, late imperial Kiev is viewed as a multiethnic domain within which Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, and Jewish national projects were developed through dialogue, marked by contest and imitation, rather than by separate discrete forces. The debate between nationalist groups about the national bourgeoisie, class inequalities, and urban development reveals many social preconditions of the 1917 Revolution, which resulted in the physical extermination of most of these movements.