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In Bed with an Elephant: Russian Cultural Dominance in Ukraine and the "Near Abroad"

A lecture by Mykola Riabchuk, National Endowment for Democracy, Reagan-Fascell Fellow

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Duration: 50:30

Mykola Riabchuk is a senior research fellow at the Ukrainian Center for Cultural Studies, in Kyiv, and co-founder and member of the editorial board of Krytyka, a leading Ukrainian intellectual magazine. An activist in the underground movement of the 1970s, he gained prominence as a literary critic and publicist during the perestroika period in the 1980s. He has published six books and numerous articles on civil society, national identity, and political transition in the post-Soviet states, primarily in Ukraine. He was awarded an Antonovych Prize in 2003 for outstanding achievements in the humanities and a Polish-Ukrainian Capitula Award in 2002 for his contribution to Polish-Ukrainian reconciliation. Mr. Riabchuk is currently a Reagan-Fascell Fellow with the National Endowment for Democracy.

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