Kritika Ukrainian History Archive

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Kritika has published many articles and reviews on Ukrainian history since our first issue appeared in 2000. Here you will find individual links to these pieces on Project MUSE, arranged by the date on which they appeared. These materials have also been combined into a digital special issue, available open access at until July 2022.


Oleg Budnitskii, “Jews, Pogroms, and the White Movement: A Historiographical Critique,” Kritika 2, 4 (Fall 2001): 1-23.

Sara Dickinson, “Russia’s First ‘Orient’: Characterizing the Crimea in 1787,” Kritika 3, 1 (Winter 2002): 3-25.

Serhy Yekelchyk, “Stalinist Patriotism as Imperial Discourse: Reconciling the Ukrainian and Russian ‘Heroic Pasts,’ 1939-45,” Kritika 3, 1 (Winter 2002): 51-80.

Alfred J. Rieber, “Civil Wars in the Soviet Union,” Kritika 4, 1 (Winter 2003): 129-62.

Jonathan Dekel-Chen, “Farmers, Philanthropists, and Soviet Authority: Rural Crimea and Southern Ukraine, 1923-1941,” Kritika 4, 4 (Fall 2003): 849-85.

Alexander Statiev, “The Nature of Anti-Soviet Armed Resistance, 1942-44: The North Caucasus, the Kalmyk Autonomous Republic, and Crimea,” Kritika 6, 2 (Spring 2005): 285-318.

Serhy Yekelchyk, “The Civic Duty to Hate: Stalinist Citizenship as Political Practice and Civic Emotion (Kiev, 1943-53),” Kritika 7, 3 (Summer 2006): 529-56.

Felix Wemheuer, “Regime Changes of Memory: Creating the Official History of the Ukrainian and Chinese Famines under State Socialism and after the Cold War,” Kritika 10, 1 (Winter 2009): 31-59.

Manfred Zeller, “‘Our Own Internationale,’ 1966: Dynamo Kiev Fans between Local Identity and Transnational Imagination,” Kritika 12, 1 (Winter 2011): 53-82.

Grzegorz Rossolinski-Liebe, “The ‘Ukrainian National Revolution’ of 1941: Discourse and Practice of a Fascist Movement,” Kritika 12, 1 (Winter 2011): 83-114.

Faith Hillis, “Ukrainophile Activism and Imperial Governance in Russia’s Southwestern Borderlands,” Kritika 13, 2 (Spring 2012): 301-26.

Zbigniew Wojnowski, “De-Stalinization and Soviet Patriotism: Ukrainian Reactions to East European Unrest in 1956,” Kritika 13, 4 (Fall 2012): 799-829.

Vladimir Solonari, “Hating Soviets—Killing Jews: How Antisemitic Were Local Perpetrators in Southern Ukraine, 1941-42?,” Kritika 15, 3 (Summer 2014): 505-33.

Gary Marker, “Narrating Mary’s Miracles and the Politics of Location in Late 17th-Century East Slavic Orthodoxy,” Kritika 15, 4 (Fall 2014): 694-727.

Editorial: “The Ukrainian Crisis and History,” Kritika 16, 1 (Winter 2015): 1-5.

“Forum: The Ukrainian Crisis, Past and Present,” Kritika 16, 1 (Winter 2015): 145-55.

Mayhill C. Fowler, “Mikhail Bulgakov, Mykola Kulish, and Soviet Theater: How Internal Transnationalism Remade Center and Periphery,” Kritika 16, 2 (Spring 2015): 263-90.

Alexander V. Maiorov, “Prince Mikhail of Chernigov: From Maneuverer to Martyr,” Kritika 18, 2 (Spring 2017): 237-56.

Carol B. Stevens, “Shabo: Wine and Prosperity on the Russian Steppe,” Kritika 19, 2 (Spring 2018): 273-304.

Stephen V. Bittner, “A Problem of Taste: An American Connoisseur’s Travels through the Soviet Union’s Black Sea Vineyards and Wineries,” Kritika 19, 2 (Spring 2018): 305-25.

Simone A. Bellezza, “The ‘Transnationalization’ of Ukrainian Dissent: New York City Ukrainian Students and the Defense of Human Rights, 1968-80,” Kritika 20, 1 (Winter 2019): 99-120.

Yuki Murata, “Multiple Paths to Autonomy: Moderate Ukrainians in Revolutionary Petrograd,” Kritika 22, 2 (Spring 2021): 255-84.

Tatiana Vagramenko, “KGB ‘Evangelism’: Agents and Jehovah’s Witnesses in Soviet Ukraine,” Kritika 22, 4 (Fall 2021): 757-86.

Thom Loyd, “Congo on the Dnipro: Third Worldism and the Nationalization of Soviet Internationalism in Ukraine,” Kritika 22, 4 (Fall 2021): 787-811.


Charles J. Halperin, review of “History of Ukraine-Rus’. Volume 1: From Prehistory to the Eleventh Century,” Kritika 1, 1 (Winter 2000): 195-202.

Eric Lohr, review of “A Prayer for the Government: Ukrainians and Jews in Revolutionary Times, 1917–1920,” and “Pohromi v Ukraïni, 1914–1920: Vid shtuchnykh stereotypiv do hirkoï pravdi, prikhovuvanoï v radians’kykh arkhivakh,” Kritika 1, 2 (Spring 2000): 427-34.

James R. Weiss, review of “Renesansnyi humanizm v Ukraini: Idei humanizmu epokhy Vidrodzhennia v ukrains’kii filosofii XV–pochatku XVII stolittia,” Kritika 2, 4 (Fall 2001): 849-52.

John Paul-Himka, “The Ukrainian Idea in the Second Half of the 19th Century,” Kritika 3, 2 (Spring 2002): 321-25.

A. I. Miller, review of “From Nationalism to Universalism: Vladimir (Ze’ev) Jabotinski and the Ukrainian Question,” Kritika 4, 1 (Winter 2003): 232-38.

Brian Boeck, review of “Donskoe kazachestvo v epokhu pozdnego srednevekov’ia (do 1671),” “The Cossacks and Religion in Early Modern Ukraine,” “‘Voisko Kubanskoe Ignatovo Kavkazskoe’: Istoricheskie puti kazakov-nekrasovtsev (1708 g.—konets 1920-kh gg.),” and “Warriors and Peasants: The Don Cossacks in Late Imperial Russia,” Kritika 4, 3 (Summer 2003): 735-46.

Lukasz Chimiak, review of “Russia and Ukraine: Literature and the Discourse of Empire from Napoleonic to Postcolonial Times,” “Poliaki i russkie: Vzaimoponimanie i vzaimoneponimanie,” and “Higher Education and National Identity: Polish Student Activism in Russia, 1832-1863,” Kritika 4, 4 (Fall 2003): 991-97.

Frank E. Sysyn, review of “The Ukrainians: Unexpected Nation,” Kritika 5, 2 (Spring 2004): 387-400.

A. I. Miller, review of “‘Great-Russians’ and ‘Little-Russians’: Russian-Ukrainian Relations and Perceptions in Historical Perspective,” “Der schwierige Weg zur Nation: Beitrage zur neueren Geschichte der Ukraine,” “Culture, Nation, and Identity: The Ukrainian-Russian Encounter, 1600-1945,” and “Tsars and Cossacks: A Study in Iconography, and Religion and Nation in Modern Ukraine,” Kritika 6, 3 (Summer 2005): 635-45.

Martin J. Blackwell, review of “A Biography of No Place: From Ethnic Borderland to Soviet Heartland,” “‘Velyka Vitchyzniana Viina’: Spohady ta rozdumy ochevydtsia, and Oti dva roky…: U Kyievi pry nimtsiakh,” and “Harvest of Despair: Life and Death in Ukraine under Nazi Rule,” Kritika 7, 1 (Winter 2006): 143-52.

Mark Mazower, review of “Sketches from a Secret War: A Polish Artist’s Mission to Liberate Soviet Ukraine,” Kritika 7, 2 (Spring 2006): 379-81.

John-Paul Himka, review of “Making Sense of Suffering: Holocaust and Holodomor in Ukrainian Historical Culture,” and “Holod 1932–1933 rr. v Ukraini iak henotsyd/Golod 1932–1933 gg. v Ukraine kak genotsid [The 1932–33 Famine in Ukraine as a Genocide],” Kritika 8, 3 (Summer 2007): 683-94.

Nadieszda Kizenko, review of “Letters from Heaven: Popular Religion in Russia and Ukraine,” and “Ispoved’ v Rossii v XIV–XIX vekakh: Issledovanie i teksty,” Kritika 9, 3 (Summer 2008): 641-54.

Johannes Remy, review of “Nationalisierung der Religion: Russifizierungspolitik und ukrainische Nationsbildung, 1860–1920,” Kritika 9, 4 (Fall 2008): 977-87.

Liliya Berezhnaya, “Does Ukraine Have a Church History?,” Kritika 10, 4 (Fall 2009): 897-916.

Miriam Dobson, review of “Russkii protestantizm i gosudarstvennaia vlast’ v 1905-1991 godakh” (Russian Protestantism and State Power, 1905-91), and “Communities of the Converted: Ukrainians and Global Evangelism,” Kritika 11, 4 (Fall 2010): 902-10.

Maria Kozelsky, “The Crimean War, 1853-1856,” Kritika 13, 4 (Fall 2012): 903-17.

John-Paul Himka, “Encumbered Memory: The Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33,” Kritika 14, 2 (Spring 2013): 411-36.

Martin Schulze Wessel, “Confessional Politics and Religious Loyalties in the Russian-Polish Borderlands,” Kritika 15, 1 (Winter 2014): 184-96.

Liliya Berezhnaya, “Ukrainians, Cossacks, Mazepists,” Kritika 15, 4 (Fall 2014): 884-95.

Heather J. Coleman, “Region and Nation in Late Imperial Russian Ukraine,” Kritika 16, 1 (Winter 2015): 194-203.

Arkadi Zeltser and Yisrael Eliot Cohen, “Soviet Jews in Belorussia and Ukraine,” Kritika 16, 1 (Winter 2015): 211-18.

Jared McBride, “Who’s Afraid of Ukrainian Nationalism?,” Kritika 17, 3 (Summer 2016): 228-32.

Omer Bartov, “Clean Sweep,” Kritika 18, 3 (Summer 2017): 646-52.

Frank Golczewski, “Four Traumatizations That Created Ukrainian Identity,” Kritika 18, 4 (Fall 2017): 839-42.

Tarik Cyril Amar, “Politics, Starvation, and Memory: A Critique of Red Famine,” Kritika 20, 1 (Winter 2019): 145-69.

Walter Sperling, “Moscow, Maidan, and the Politics of Russia’s ‘Glorious Past,’” Kritika 20, 2 (Spring 2019): 430-32.

Courtney Doucette, “A Blast from the Past,” Kritika 20, 4 (Fall 2019): 841-54.

Volodymyr Kravchenko, “Putting One and One Together? ‘Ukraine,’ ‘Malorossiia,’ and ‘Russia,’” Kritika 20, 4 (Fall 2019): 823-40.

Sara Dickinson, “The Enchantment of an Earlier Black Sea, 1768-1856,” Kritika 21, 4 (Fall 2020): 827-41.

Michel Abesser, “A Window to the South: The Russian Empire, the Black Sea, and Beyond,” Kritika 21, 4 (Fall 2020): 843-59.