"After two failed attempts to radically break with the Soviet legacy and put Ukraine on the European way of development, Ukrainians are once again trying to complete the unfinished business of the 1989 East European revolutions. The challenges they encounter this time are unusually strong, and the stakes in Ukraine's political transformation higher than ever before," Riabchuk explains.
Mykola Riabchuk is a political and cultural analyst, senior research fellow at the Institute of Political and Nationalities' Studies in Kyiv, co-founder and member of the editorial board of Krytyka, a leading Ukrainian intellectual magazine, and currently a visiting research fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. His last book "Gleichschaltung. Authoritarian Consolidation in Ukraine, 2010-2012" was published last year in Kyiv in Ukrainian and English.
The discussion series "Focal Point" was launched this March by the Museum of Occupations to analyze the current events in Ukraine with the aim to better understand the ongoing social and political processes and also Russia's behavior in the Baltic countries.
The lecture will be held in cooperation with the Open Estonia Foundation.