Iryna Vushko

Iryna Vushko

Iryna Vushko is a Ukrainian Professor of History at Princeton University, where she focuses on modern Eastern Europe. Her first book, The Politics of Cultural Retreat, won the 2016 Kulczycki Prize.

Resistance Is in Our Blood: A Personal History of Ukraine

Resistance Is in Our Blood: A Personal History of Ukraine

“Lenin created Ukraine,” declared Putin in one of his speeches on February 23rd, 2022 causing outrage among intellectuals and historians in Ukraine and abroad. Putin is being humble here. He might as well have stated that he, personally, invented Ukraine. As he denies Ukraine’s existence, he emboldens true Ukrainians

Iryna Vushko
Iryna Vushko
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