Researches about Ukraine

Should Ukraine Forget Its History?

Atlantic Council

On November 25, 2010, while on a state visit to Kyiv, Israel’s President Shimon Peres stated that, “If Ukrainians were to ask me for advice, I would say: forget history.” Coming from the president of a country steeped in history, the comment was at first glance bizarre. Directed at a country embroiled in seemingly endless contentious debates over its history, the advice was at second glance intriguing. But can history be forgotten? And would forgetting be desirable, even if possible? And what would forgetting mean for a country such as Ukraine, which hopes to put its Soviet past behind it …read more

Source: Atlantic Council

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