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Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre (URDC)

A guide for understanding Ukraine and current Events

State, Nation and Society

Despite a long and proud history that can be traced to 10th century Kyivan Rus’, Ukraine’s claim to statehood and nationhood has often been challenged. Vladimir Putin’s claim that Ukraine is not a legitimate state is a central part of his justification for the invasion of Ukraine. This section includes scholarship that tells the story of Ukraine and corrects misunderstandings.

News and Academic Journal Articles

Recorded Academic Panels and Films

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