Yuri Shevchuk gave a virtual talk, “Ukraine and Russia. The Invisible War,” at Karabük University, Turkey. He discussed what he referred to as the wars waged against Ukrainian culture, identity, and language by the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the Russian Federation. The lecture focused on two specific issues: 1) Rafael Lemkin’s analysis of Holodomor, the Great Famine of 1932-33, and how it can be used as a lens to understanding Moscow’s hybrid war on Ukraine today and 2) Russia’s policies of linguistic assimilation.
The webinar was part of the Eurasia Series organized by Karabük University. The recording can be viewed on YouTube.