2022 06 15Blind spot: how Russia has failed to see Ukraineskylight gallery
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Prix fixe dinner to follow
Open to Coffee House and Salmagundi members
Free to attend
Reservations for dinner required; card payments only
Gain a deeper understanding of Putin’s rejection of Ukrainian statehood by learning about the larger Russian refusal to see Ukrainians as a separate people with a distinct language and culture, from the Russian reception of Taras Shevchenko, Ukraine’s national poet in the mid-19th century, to the present.
Focusing on certain key people and events over the last century and a half, the talk provides an introduction to both Ukrainian and Russian history and the deeper roots of Putin’s present genocidal policies.
About the Speaker
Susan Smith-Peter is Professor of History and Director of the History MA and Public History programs at the College of Staten Island/ City University of New York. She has written widely about Russia and Ukraine over the past two decades. Her book, Imagining Russian Regions, was published with Brill in 2018.