Ukraine is a country caught in a political tug of war: looking East to
Russia and West to the European Union, this pivotal nation has long been a
pawn in a global ideological game. And since Russia’s annexation of Crimea
in March 2014 in response to the Ukrainian Euromaidan protests against
oligarchical corruption, the game has become one of life and death. In
Ukraine: A Nation on the Borderland, Karl Schlögel presents a picture of a
country which lies on Europe’s borderland and in Russia’s shadow. In recent
years, Ukraine has been faced, along with Western Europe, with the
political conundrum resulting from Russia’s actions and the ongoing
Information War. As well as exploring this present-day confrontation,
Schlögel provides detailed, fascinating historical portraits of a panoply
of Ukraine’s major cities: Lviv, Odessa, Czernowitz, Kiev, Kharkov,
Donetsk, Dnepropetrovsk, and Yalta—cities whose often troubled and war-torn
histories are as varied as the nationalities and cultures which have made
them what they are today, survivors with very particular identities and
aspirations. Schlögel feels the pulse of life in these cities, analyzing
their more recent pasts and their challenges for the future.

Karl Schlögel—Ukraine - A Nation on the Borderland

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