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Achievements of State Building in Ukraine

Date & Time

Dec. 1, 2021
10:00am – 11:30am ET




Ukraine emerged in 1991 as the second largest post-Soviet nation. Several steps were critical in realizing this final break from Russia and the Soviet Union, none more important than the December 1, 1991 referendum.  The population voted overwhelming for independence, thus providing the political foundation for this new country. The Belovezha Accords soon followed and with it, the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Thirty years later after this consequential vote, we will gather four distinguished scholars from various disciplines – law, history, political science, and philosophy – to discuss Ukraine’s three decades of independence, its achievements in state-building, and what must still be achieved in the coming decade.

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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange.  Read more

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