5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

What’s Past is Prologue: Politics and Historical Memory in Ukraine

Ukraine’s history has been used and misused by a number of national and international actors since the end of the 1980s. The politics of history is an integral part of nation building, but it can also stoke internal and international conflict. Georgiy Kasianov discussed how the political instrumentalization of Ukraine's past can help explain the country's internal divisions and complicated relations with its neighbors.



  • Georgii Kasianov

    Head, Department of Contemporary Politics and History, Institute of Ukrainian History, Kyiv, Ukraine