About the Author

Andreas Umland

Andreas Umland, Dr. phil., Ph. D., is DAAD Associate Professor of Political Science at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, editor of the ibidem Press book series “Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society,” as well as member of the Valdai International Discussion Club, German-Ukrainian Forum, Kyiv Dialogue and Experts Council of the Ukrainian Parliament’s Committee on European Integration. His comments have appeared in, among other outlets, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Harvard International Review, World Affairs Journal, National Interest, Moscow Times, Kyiv Post, Le Monde diplomatique, Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung and Die Welt.

Is Tiahnybok a Patriot? How the Spread of Banderite Slogans and Symbols Undermines Ukrainian Nation-Building

Writing about the various implications of Ukraine’s divided historical memory for the conduct of her post-Soviet politics is a thankless task. Ukraine’s nationalist intelligentsia’s response to voicing the most elementary facts on and assessments of the corroding role of the promotion of World War II themes for Ukrainian state-building is always the same: Kill the messenger!

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