Conference : "How Ukraine destroyed the USSR and why the USSR is still alive ?"

Dates :
Mercredi 1 décembre 2021 - 18:00 - 20:00
Lieu :
Inalco - Auditorium du PLC (65, rue des Grands Moulins - Paris 13ème)
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A l'occasion du 30ème anniversaire du référendum de l’indépendance ukrainienne, le 1er décembre 1991, le Centre de Recherches Europes-Eurasie-CREE (Inalco) propose un cycle de 3 conférences. La première s'intitule : "How Ukraine destroyed the USSR and why the USSR is still alive ?" avec Mykola Riabchuk.

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Writer and political columnist Mykola Riabchuk. Photo :

The speaker examines multiple factors that led to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 and argues that Ukraine played the major if not the decisive role in the process. Thirty years later, however, one may observe an impressive survival of Soviet habits and institutions in most post-Soviet republics, including, to a certain degree, Ukraine. The reasons for their persistence and the ways to overcome them are the scholar's primary concern.

Mykola Riabchuk is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Political Studies in Kyiv and the Honorary President of the Ukrainian PEN Center. He authored a number of books in several languages, including De la 'Petite Russie' á l'Ukraine (2003), Die reale und die imaginierte Ukraine (2005), Gleichschaltung. Authoritarian Consolidation in Ukraine (2012), Eastern Europe since 1989: Between the Loosened Authoritarianism and Unconsolidated Democracy (2020) and, most recently, At the Fence of Metternich’s Garden. Essays on Europe, Ukraine, and Europeanization (2021). Currently, he is a 2021-2022 Research Fellow at the Paris Institute for Advanced Study.

Iryna Dmytrychyn (CREE, Inalco)

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  • Conférences, tables rondes, ateliers
Région du monde :
Europe et Eurasie