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Pour l’indépendance de l’Ukraine soviétique (1989)

For the Independence of Soviet Ukraine (1989) – in French

 

For the Independence of Soviet Ukraine

history-poltava.org.ua

This article, written in 1989, tells the unknown and dramatic story of the conflict-ridden relationships between Russian and Ukrainian communists during the Civil War. The Bolsheviks were faced with an unexpected national revolution of the oppressed Ukrainian people. The great dilemma was what Ukraine should be: a part of the Soviet but “one and indivisible” Russia, as in the imperial past, or an independent Soviet state.

Zbigniew Marcin Kowalewski, Pour l’indépendance de l’Ukraine soviétique (1989)

See also English and Greek versions.

For the Independence of Soviet Ukraine (1989)

Ukraine

http://history-poltava.org.ua/

This article, written in 1989, tells the unknown and dramatic story of the conflict-ridden relationships between Russian and Ukrainian communists during the civil war. The Bolsheviks were faced with an unexpected national revolution of the oppressed Ukrainian people. The great dilemma was what Ukraine should be: a part of the Soviet but “one and indivisible” Russia, as in the imperial past, or an independent Soviet state.

English and Greek versions. Again thanks to Paranagnostis.

Zbigniew Marcin Kowalewski, For the Independence of Soviet Ukraine (1989)

Zbigniew Marcin Kowalewski, Για την Ανεξαρτησία της Σοβιετικής Ουκρανίας

Impérialisme russe

On ne peut comprendre l’actuelle crise ukrainienne si l’on ne comprend pas que la Russie est encore et toujours une puissance impérialiste.

Russian Imperialism, in French. We cannot understand the present crisis in Ukraine if we do not understand that Russia is still and always an imperialist power.

Zbigniew Marcin Kowalewski, Impérialisme russe

Also in English and Polish

V. Shakhrai: Preface to Lenin’s writings on the right of nations to self-determination

Ukraine 1918

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Preface in Ukrainian to Lenin’s writings on the right of nations to self-determination, by Vasyl Shakhrai, Bolshevik militant and founder of the Ukrainian pro-independence communism. It was published in 1919 in Saratov. The same year Shahkrai was killed by Great Russian White Guard imperialists. This preface is one of the most important works on the nationality question ever written by a Marxist fighter for the independence of an oppressed nationality. In spite of the fact that the major work on this issue co-authored by Shakhrai was published in 1970 in English by The University of Michigan Press, 99,99 percent of Marxists who write and debate on the nationality question and the right of nations to self-determination do not know his thought. Read the book by Serhii Mazlakh and Vasyl Shakhrai, On the Current Situation in the Ukraine!

Василь Шахрай, Передмова до статей Леніна з національного питання (1919)