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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.

Vsevolod Holubnychy: The Future of the Soviet Union (1951)

Vsevolod Holubnychy

Vsevolod Holubnychy, Edusa.org

This article could have been the most impressive and serious contribution to Marxist debates about the perspectives of capitalist restoration in the Soviet Union after the Second World War, but rested almost totally ignored. It was written in 1951, exactly forty years before the fall of the URSS, by Vsevolod Holubnychy. A young wartime immigrant from the Soviet Ukraine, Holubnychy became in the West, at first, a radical left-wing militant inside the Ukrainian diaspora, and, later, a scholar. His viewpoint on the future of the USSR was based on a first-hand and theoretically informed knowledge of Soviet social realities, popular moods and ideological developments of the anti-Soviet nationalist underground in Ukraine. Today the article poses some crucial questions that are still worth discussion in the light of the long-term effects of bureaucratic rule upon the evolution of the Soviet society and the development of restorationist tendencies.

Vsevolod Holubnychy, The Future of the Soviet Union (1951)

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

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