Institute of History National Academy of Science of Ukraine
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The aim of this project is to prepare the manuscript of a paper which focuses on the first Ukrainian-Bolshevik war in 1918-1919, drawing parallels to the contemporary war. This war was part of one of the most important events in Ukrainian history, the Ukrainian Revolution of 1917-1921. For a long time, the Ukrainian Revolution remained in the shadow of the Russian Revolution, and Soviet historians maintained that events on Ukrainian territory were an immanent component of the events in Russia. This research sets out to demonstrate that these events were governed by completely separate laws. Ukrainian aspirations during this period, as well as the discourse itself, were fundamentally different from Russian revolutionary discourse. This discourse was the background of Russian (both the Bolsheviks and the Whites) aggression against Ukraine. The lack of international support for an independent Ukrainian state ended with the occupation of part of its territory.