HUSI Blog

30 Years of Ukrainian Independence

On August 24, 2021, Ukraine celebrates the 30-year anniversary of its declaration of independence from the Soviet Union. This year's Independence Day remains particularly poignant as Ukraine continues to struggle against Russian aggression and the illegal annexation of Crimea.

Five years ago, we asked students in the 2016 Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute class to comment on the 25th anniversary of Ukraine's independence. This year, we've...

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Black Soil: A Short Story

by Anastasiia Zhuravlova, 2021

Anastasiia ZhuravlovaI started this piece a while ago, but the words refused to form. It laid untouched for more than two years; I lacked inspiration, or so I liked to think. In reality, though, I lacked the courage to step into the shoes of someone who lived through...

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Resources and Inspiration: How Studying at HUSI has Contributed to My Ongoing Research Project

by Daria Glazkova, 2021

Daria GlazkovaAmong other reasons, my motivation to join HUSI 2021 was to expand my knowledge of Ukrainian history in preparation for the research project I will be working on over the next academic year. I am currently pursuing my MA in European and Russian Affairs at the...

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