• "The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine" by Serhii Plokhy

    Serhii Plokhy's latest book, "The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine," is now available. Published on December 1, 2015, it has received the praise of numerous editorial reviewers.

  • Chornobyl: The Tombstone of the Reckless Empire by Serhii Plokhii

    The Chornobyl disaster marked the beginning of the end of the world nuclear superpower—a little more than five years later this superpower would fall apart, doomed by the inefficiency of its managerial and economic system, as demonstrated by the Chornobyl disaster and the political and ethno-national movements which that disaster helped initiate.

  • The Future of the Past: New Perspectives on Ukrainian History

    HURI Publications is pleased to announce that The Future of the Past: New Perspectives on Ukrainian History, edited by Serhii Plokhy, is now available.

    This collection of essays proposes to rethink the meaning of Ukrainian history by venturing outside the boundaries established by the national paradigm, and demonstrating how research on the history of Ukraine can benefit from both regional and global perspectives. 

  • The Man with the Poison Gun: Q&A with Serhii Plokhii

    The Man with the Poison Gun: A Cold War Spy Story, Serhii Plokhy’s latest publication, tells the captivating story of Bohdan Stashinsky, a KGB assassin who eventually defected to the West. The product of meticulous archival research, the book sheds new light on this thrilling real-life drama.

    While there are good reasons to associate a KGB assassin with a cold-blooded killer, Stashinsky’s path to that role was far more complicated and tragic. Forced to cooperate in order to save his family from arrest, he agreed to be a KGB informant and was subsequently groomed to serve as an assassin.

    We sat down with Serhii Plokhy to ask him a few questions about the book, his research process, and the interesting surprises he uncovered.

  • Ukrainian Version of 'Gates of Europe' Dedicated to 25th Anniversary of Independence

    Twenty-five years ago, Ukraine took a monumental step in its history, declaring independence from the USSR on August 24, 1991. Since then, the country has wrestled with its past, its future, and competing images of its national identity. Now—especially given the turbulence of recent events in Crimea—understanding the fullness of the country’s history is essential for Ukrainians, policy-makers, and scholars abroad.

    Serhii Plokhy’s Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine is one resource offering a new history that helps unpack Ukraine's current events and now, not quite a year after its debut in English, the book has been translated into Ukrainian. 

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