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Backstory: Post Soviet Ukraine

Thursday, March 25, 2010

We’ll talk a look at how Ukraine has changed in the 20 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union as part of today’s Backstory segment. We’ll be joined by Timothy Snyder, Professor of History at Yale University. His article "Gogol Haunts the Ukraine" is in the current issue of The New York Review of Books. Mr. Snyder is also the author of The Red Prince: The Secret Lives of a Habsburg Archduke.

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Comments [5]

Tanya Osadca from Wethersfield CT

Interesting questions and enlightening answers
Veselych Sviat!

Apr. 01 2010 11:01 AM
Xenia from Durham, NH

Nice to hear an intelligent conversation about Ukraine on public radio. Timothy Snyder is clearly well versed in Ukrainian history, politics and culture. Thanks WNYC.

Mar. 28 2010 10:02 PM
MB from Global Greenwich Village

By the way the article was called "Gogol Haunts the New Ukraine." As it appears now, the misquote perpetuates the annoyingly persistent mistake of adding "the" before "Ukraine"

Mar. 25 2010 03:23 PM
MB from Global Greenwich Village

Would have to agree with "Zen from South Salem" on that point. But an uncommonly thoughtful and measured interview nonetheless; I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Mar. 25 2010 03:21 PM
Zen from South Salem

"like French is to Italian " ??????????????

I think not ! Perhaps your guest meant as Spanish is to Italian.

Dobre dien

Mar. 25 2010 01:54 PM

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