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War and Culture in New Ukraine: Observations of Sociocultural Changes from the Field


Since the start of the Russo-Ukrainian war in 2014, the embattled Ukraine has begun a rapid process of disengagement from any form of Russian influence. This phenomenon began to accelerate all the more after the outbreak of a full-scale Russian invasion in 2022. Changes have not escaped any area of Ukrainian society. From religion to language, to cultural production or gastronomy. This “New Ukraine” seeks to create a new separate identity that is as far removed as possible from the previously culturally close Russia. The authors of the following text combine their own experiences with studies of Ukrainian organizations to provide a summary picture of Ukraine’s turbulent identity. You can read the full text here.

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