Publications

2020
Mapping Support for a Revolution: Evidence from Ukraine.
Olena Nikolayenko. 2020. “Mapping Support for a Revolution: Evidence from Ukraine.” International Journal of Sociology, Pp. 1-31.Abstract
Using a unique and previously untapped dataset of telegrams sent to student hunger strikers in Soviet Ukraine, this article examines spatial dispersion of civil resistance in a repressive political regime. The study argues that national identity, compared to socioeconomic grievances, explains better the level of opposition in a multiethnic, authoritarian state. The analysis demonstrates that support for the student hunger strike, also known as the Granite Revolution, was higher in areas with a larger proportion of Ukrainian-language speakers. Additionally, the rate of telegram-sending was significantly higher in areas with a more robust presence of the reform-oriented social movement Rukh. Meanwhile, socioeconomic grievances exerted a weaker impact on the rate of telegraphing support for the pro-democracy student movement. Moreover, contrary to classic modernization theory, opposition to the communist regime is found to be lower in areas with a higher level of urbanization. The profile of senders, as well as the content of telegrams, also suggests that identity-based grievances prevailed among supporters of the Granite Revolution. The study makes an empirical contribution to contentious politics literature by exploring patterns of civil resistance and political communication in the era preceding the rise of social media.
Monthly Distribution of 1933 Famine Losses in Soviet Ukraine and the Russian Soviet Republic at the Regional Level
Oleh Wolowyna, Nataliia Levchuk, and Alla Kovbasiuk. 2020. “Monthly Distribution of 1933 Famine Losses in Soviet Ukraine and the Russian Soviet Republic at the Regional Level.” Nationalities Papers, 48, 3, Pp. 530–548.
Regional 1932–1933 Famine Losses: A Comparative Analysis of Ukraine and Russia
Nataliia Levchuk, Oleh Wolowyna, Omelian Rudnytskyi, Alla Kovbasiuk, and Natalia Kulyk. 2020. “Regional 1932–1933 Famine Losses: A Comparative Analysis of Ukraine and Russia.” Nationalities Papers, 48, 3, Pp. 492–512.
Social Distancing’ and Hierarchies of Belonging: The Case of Displaced Population from Donbas and Crimea.
V. Sereda. 2020. “Social Distancing’ and Hierarchies of Belonging: The Case of Displaced Population from Donbas and Crimea.” Europe-Asia Studies, 72, 3, Pp. 404-431. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Following the 2013–2014 protests against then Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the armed conflict in Donbas, one of the major challenges for Ukrainian society has been the displacement of over two million of its inhabitants. In 2015, at the peak of the displacement, Ukraine found itself among the five countries in the world, after Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Nigeria, with the highest number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) associated with conflict and violence, and it continues to rank highest in Europe. Very little research has been done to provide a detailed analysis of how internally displaced persons living in Ukraine and outside the country claim and negotiate their belonging in the aftermath of the Revolution of Dignity and the ensuing war. Feeling of belonging is constructed through a relational process of self- and external categorisation and depends on acknowledgement by other members of the chosen group, therefore this essay also examines the strength and regional specificity of the social distancing towards different groups of Ukrainian IDPs.
2019
1932-34 Famine Losses within the Context of the Soviet Union.
Rudnytskyi O., Levchuk N., Wolowyna N., and Shevchuk P. 12/12/2019. “1932-34 Famine Losses within the Context of the Soviet Union.” In Famines in European Economic History: The Last Great European Famines Reconsidered. London and New York: Routledge.
Расчет коэффициентов потерь по регионам.
С Максудов. 2019. “Расчет коэффициентов потерь по регионам.” In Победа над деревней. Демографические потери коллективизации. Мысль. maksudov_losses_region.pdf
2017
Princes and Cossacks: Putting Ukraine on the map of Europe.
S. Plokhy. 2017. “Princes and Cossacks: Putting Ukraine on the map of Europe.” In Seeing Muscovy Anew: Politics—Institutions—Culture. Essays in Honor of Nancy Shields Kollmann, Pp. 323-338. Slavica Publishers.
Реґіональні відмінності втрат від голоду 1932–1934 рр. в Україні.
Воловина О., Плохій С М., Левчук Н М., Рудницький П., Ковбасюк А Б., and Шевчук П Є. 2017. “Реґіональні відмінності втрат від голоду 1932–1934 рр. в Україні.” Український історичний журнал, 2017, 2, Pp. 76-116. ukristorjournal2017.pdf
2016
Regional variations of 1932–34 famine losses in Ukraine
Oleh Wolowyna, Serhii Plokhy, Nataliia Levchuk, Omelian Rudnytskyi, Pavlo Shevchuk, and Alla Kovbasiuk. 12/20/2016. “Regional variations of 1932–34 famine losses in Ukraine.” Canadian Studies in Population, 43, 3-4 (2016), Pp. 175–202. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Yearly estimates of urban and rural direct losses (excess deaths) from the 1932–34 famine are presented for the oblasts of Soviet Ukraine. Contrary to expectations, the highest losses are not found in the grain-producing southern oblasts, but in the north-central Kyiv and Kharkiv oblasts. Several hypotheses are proposed and tested to explain this finding. No single hypothesis provides a comprehensive explanation. Losses in some oblasts are due to specific factors, while losses in other oblasts seem to be explained by a combination of economic and political factors. Quantitative analyses are presented of resistance and Soviet repressions in 1932, and effects of the food assistance program and historical-political factors on direct losses in 1933 are analyzed.
2015
Demography of a Man-Made Human Catastrophe: the Case of Massive Famine in Ukraine 1932–1933.
O.P. Rudnytskyi, Nataliia Levchuk, Oleh Wolowyna, Pavlo Shevchuk, and A.B. Kovbasiuk. 2015. “Demography of a Man-Made Human Catastrophe: the Case of Massive Famine in Ukraine 1932–1933.” Canadian Studies in Population, 42, 1-2, Pp. 53–80.Abstract
Estimates of  1932–34 famine direct losses (excess deaths) by age and sex and indirect losses (lost births) are calculated, for the first time, for rural and urban areas of Ukraine. Total losses are es-timated at 4.5 million, with 3.9 million excess deaths and 0.6 million lost births. Rural and urban excess deaths are equivalent to 16.5 and 4.0 per cent of  respective 1933 populations. We show that urban and rural losses are the result of very different dynamics, as reflected in the respective urban and rural age structures of  relative excess deaths.
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Втрати міського й сільського населення України внаслідок Голодомору в 1932–1934 рр.: нові оцінки.
Левчук Н М., Боряк Т Г., Воловина К В., Рудницький П., and Ковбасюк А Б. 2015. “Втрати міського й сільського населення України внаслідок Голодомору в 1932–1934 рр.: нові оцінки.” Український історичний журнал, 2015, 4, Pp. 84-112. Publisher's Version
2013
Карти смерті.
11/22/2013. “Карти смерті.” Урядовий кур'єр, 216 , Pp. 6-7. urjadovij-kurier-article.pdf
Holodomor Eyewitness Accounts.
2013. “Holodomor Eyewitness Accounts.” Holodomor Information Website. Publisher's Version
Reference, Government Reports, Laws.
2013. “Reference, Government Reports, Laws.” Holodomor Information Website. Publisher's Version
Переселення та депортації в постголодоморні роки (1933–1936): порайонний зріз.
Єфіменко Г.Г. 2013. “Переселення та депортації в постголодоморні роки (1933–1936): порайонний зріз.” Проблеми історії України: факти, судження пошуки, 2013, 22, Pp. 136-165. relocation-1933-1936.pdf
Щоденник жителя с. Леб’яжого Печенізького (нині Чугуївського) району Харківської області Н.М. Білоуса.
2013. Щоденник жителя с. Леб’яжого Печенізького (нині Чугуївського) району Харківської області Н.М. Білоуса.. Голодомор 1932-33 рр. Харківська область. Publisher's Version bilous-diary-1911-1934.pdf