Contemporary Atlas

CONTEMPORARY ATLAS

Since declaring independence on August 24, 1991, Ukraine has grappled with its identity, its past, and regional dynamics.

Revolution of Dignity Project

The Revolution of Dignity, also known as the Euromaidan revolution, took place in Ukraine in February 2014, when a series of events involving protesters and riot police in Kyiv culminated in the ousting of the Ukrainian President and the overthrow of the Ukrainian Government.

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Donbas and Crimea

The Russian annexation of Crimea and armed conflict over Donbas began in 2014 and continues to today.

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Language

The tension between language use and national belonging entered Ukraine's political scene during the last years of the USSR and has dominated public debates ever since.

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Religious Revolution

Hundreds of Ukrainian Orthodox communities abandoned the Moscow patriarchate and joined the newly formed Ukrainian Orthodox Church in 2018 and 2019.

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Transfer of Parishes

This map examines the transfer of Ukrainian Orthodox parishes under the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate to the newly created Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU).

History and Identity

History and Identity

In the wake of the Revolution of Dignity and the ongoing military conflict with Russia, Ukraine's public memory dramatically shifted.

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Leninfall

Hundreds of Lenin monuments were toppled in Ukraine in 2014 and 2015 as Ukraine reckoned with its Soviet legacy and relationship with Russia.