Author profile: David R. Marples

David R. Marples is a Distinguished University Professor of Russian and East European History and currently Chairman of the Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta, Canada. He is the author of 15 books, including ‘Our Glorious Past’: Lukashenka’s Belarus and the Great Patriotic War (2014), Russia in the 20th Century: The Quest for Stability (2011), and Heroes and Villains: Creating National History in Contemporary Ukraine (2007).

Ukraine and Russia: Rewriting Histories

Ukraine and Russia: Rewriting Histories

As Ukraine tries to eradicate vestiges of Communist influence, the programme has taken on a distinctly anti-Russian hue that will clearly have an impact on bilateral relations.

Donald Trump’s Echoes of Fascism over Crimea

Donald Trump’s Echoes of Fascism over Crimea

It is no wonder that fascism appears in analyses of Trump. Both share demagoguery, false creation of enemies as the source of problems, autarky, isolation, mass propaganda and a bombastic leader.

Ukraine in Conflict

Ukraine in Conflict

Ukraine is casting off its Soviet heritage and creating something new in a struggle for independence. This marks an end of sorts to the phenomenon known as Euromaidan.

Kiev, Ukraine, colorful tires ,the Berehynia monument

Open Access Book – Ukraine in Conflict: An Analytical Chronicle

Through a series of articles written between 2013 and 2017, this book examines Ukraine during its period of conflict following the Euromaidan protests.

Ukraine and Russia: Wars Over the Past

Ukraine and Russia: Wars Over the Past

Regions of Ukraine have their own singular histories and what is lacking is a unifying narrative and common “heroes” during a time of prolonged crisis.

The Historian as Public Analyst: The Case of Ukraine

The Historian as Public Analyst: The Case of Ukraine

The events of the Euromaidan galvanized Ukrainians and led scholars to debate whether it is a civil war or a war with Russia or the start of a new Cold War.

Ethnic and Social Composition of Ukraine’s Regions and Voting Patterns

Ethnic and Social Composition of Ukraine’s Regions and Voting Patterns

Regional voting is the most characteristic feature of Ukrainian elections, but additional factors also affect voting preferences such as the social position of the voter.

Ukraine’s Parliamentary Elections: A Difficult Road Ahead For The Region’s Party

Ukraine’s Parliamentary Elections: A Difficult Road Ahead For The Region’s Party

The Ukrainian Parliamentary elections of October 2012 were contentious and preliminary reports suggest that the OSCE and other observers were not satisfied that the process was free and fair.

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